The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague, is a favourite amongst many travelling through Europe – and there’s good reason. The City of a Hundred Spires boasts beautiful architecture, fascinating history and endless charm. Here are 9 things you must do in Prague.
1 – Take the free SANDEMAN walking tour. It’s a tip-based system so you pay what you feel it’s worth at the end. It’s perfect to gather your bearings before exploring further, and a great way to get an insight into the history of the city.
2 – Wander up Petřín hill to give you beautiful views over the city. It’s quiet, peaceful, and oh-so-romantic. Don’t forget to pack a picnic!3 – Watch the astronomical clock work its magic in the Old Town Square every hour, on the hour, with the hundreds of other tourists. It’s possibly the most disappointing tourist attraction in all of Europe, but if you’re there…
4 – Walk across Charles Bridge at dawn or dusk…or both. There’s something eerily beautiful about those 30 statues that surround you as you cross the Vltava river.5 – Go to a grocery store. Preferably Billa. Their bakery section is to die for and they have whole tubs of ice-cream for the equivalent of 70 cents. Need I say more?
6 – Eat a trdelník lined with chocolate and filled with ice-cream from Good Food Bakery. Don’t let anyone convince you to go anywhere else – we’ve heard horror stories of flavourless ice-cream and stale donuts. Good Food Bakery is the place to be, although they pretty much equate to the size of a meal, so be prepared.7 – Check out the John Lennon wall. Just five minutes walk from Charles Bridge, it pays tribute to the singer and is covered in Lennon-inspired, freedom and peace graffiti.
8 – Spend an afternoon (or two) wandering the grounds of Prague castle, and complete your day by watching the sunset over the hundreds of red rooftops spanning the city.9 – Take a stroll through the Jewish quarter, ‘Josefov’. Located between the old town and the Vltava river, from synagogues to monuments, it’s packed to the brim with rich history.