At the heart of Europe is the capital and largest city of Czech Republic, Prague. The city takes tourists back in time with its historical architectural buildings, cities and culture. To help tourists get the most out of this beautiful city, here is the list of things to enjoy in Prague.
ten Admire the Old Town Square
Prague values its history and origin and has preserved this city for centuries. In the Old Town Square, tourists witness the beauty of Prague, with its impressive architectural buildings, bustling streets filled with shops and restaurants, and musicians and artists. There is so much to admire in the Old Town Square and many attractions to visit including the Astronomical Clock, St. Nicholas Church, Church of Our Lady before Tyn, and more.
9 Take a walk on Charles Bridge
One of the most visited attractions here in Prague is Charles Bridge. It is one of the landmarks of Prague, and no tourist visits Prague without taking a picture of this historic and beautiful bridge. It also becomes dramatic at night with its twinkling lights. The bridge connects the Old Town and Prague Castle, making it an ideal destination for day trips. In addition, the bridge is freely open to the public 24/7.
8 Explore Prague Castle
Towering over the city is Prague Castle, known as the largest castle in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records. The castle is where the current President of the Czech Republic resides. It covers about 45 hectares, which is why tourists are allowed inside. Opening time starts at 9:00 a.m. but varies and closes until 8:00 p.m. Tourists are allowed to take a photo but only without flash. There are also tourist guide services and the entrance price varies from 250 CZK to 500 CZK.
seven Witness the changing of the castle guard ceremony
The castle is a perfect place to enjoy the rest of the day. If tourists arrive before the afternoon strikes, they will have the chance to see the ceremony in the castle. It is also a perfect event to attend when tourists wish to learn more about the city. The ceremonial event is for the changing of the guards, raising of the flag and the marching band. Guards serve and provide security for the President.
6 Appreciate the John Lennon Wall
A perfect place for the gram is the John Lennon Wall. The wall is somehow meaningful as it is filled with Beatles song lyrics and John Lennon’s face. The wall also serves as a freedom wall for Prague artists or locals who want to express themselves. It has also become a “newspaper” for the youth of the Czech Republic. They would vent their anger at the government through the wall. But eventually it would be covered with new elements and graffiti.
5 Take a cruise
To get a different view and perspective of the beauty of Prague, taking a cruise will be perfect. If tourists want to explore Prague without tiring walking, booking a cruise is the best alternative. It allows tourists to see the different attractions while feeling the fresh air. Cruise tours often include a meal. Most tourists would book for 2 hours with the price ranging from $20 to $50 per person.
4 Have fun with puppets
This might be new information for tourists, but Prague is home to different puppet shows and theaters. The locals had a soft spot for puppets since the 12th century. It was first used as an entertainer for ceremonial audiences and certain occasions. The National Puppet Theatre, Spejbl and Hurvinek Theater and Prague Puppet Theater are the best places to watch the puppet shows. Ticket prices start at €25.00 and most performances are 2 hours long.
3 Try the best beer formula in the world
The Czech Republic has claimed the title of best-made beer in the world, and Prague would be the right place to prove it. Tourists can find the Czech Beer Museum in Prague with a $20 entrance fee including beer tasting. Tourists will experience how the beers are made in the museum and personalize them. The visit lasts 90 minutes. Tourists must first book early before they can visit the museum.
2 Have an explosive nightlife in Prague
Nightlife in Prague has so much to offer tourists. Prague Pub Crawl is famous for hosting international parties, and it would cost $30 per person for 4-6 hours. Most classical concerts are held in St. George’s Basilica or in the national park for classical evenings, but tourists should purchase tickets in advance.
1 Shop in Prague
To have a tangible memory of Prague, souvenir shopping is a favorite activity. There are plenty of souvenir shops in Prague, especially in Old Town Square where one can find printed shirts, accessories and tote bags. For toys, Rocking Horse Toy Shop offers eco-friendly toys, located near Prague Castle. There are also vintage shops on many streets.
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