If there is a city that embodies grandeur and magnificence, it is Prague. The capital of Czech Republic, Prague is a stunning city which boasts of a rich historical and cultural heritage. From picture perfect streets to majestic architecture to sumptuous food, it has so much to offer. Everything in this city is so magical that it looks straight out of a fairytale and is bound to leave you giddy and smitten with its beauty. Walk down the historical path, marvel at the stunning building, enjoy the cool breeze by the river, have a taste of the delectable local cuisine, meet some locals and you will have a trip to remember. Check out some of the amazing things and experiences that you absolutely must not miss out in Prague.
Walk across the Charles Bridge
Possibly the most iconic landmark of the city of Prague is the 14th Century Charles Bridge on the Vltava river which serves as the connection between the Old Prague Center and the Mala Strana. Take a stroll on the cobbled path and cross this bridge for a memorable experience. While it is an absolutely ethereal experience be it day or night, the views from this bridge during sunset is almost magical which makes it the perfect time to visit it.
Explore the majestic Prague Castle
The Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world, which dates back to over a millennium and embodies almost every architectural style that the world has seen for a thousand years between the 9th century to the 19th making it a majestic architectural wonder. Once a seat of power of the ancient kings, the castle is currently the official office of the President of the Czech Republic. Be there at noon in local time to witness the change of the guard’s ceremony.
Watch the Astronomical Clock strike an hour
Yet another iconic landmark of the city is its six century old Astronomical Clock which is a marvelous piece of technology and runs like brand new even after all these years. It is so intricate and beautiful that it will leave your jaw dropped. Be there when the clock strikes an hour to see the most stunning mechanical show of your life. This ancient mechanical wonder is possibly one of the most famous clocks in the world and once you witness the grandeur of the intricate construction, you will understand that it is rightfully so.
Enjoy a leisurely Prague River Cruise
Hope aboard a Prague River Cruise under the Charles bridge and enjoy a leisurely ride on the Vltava river and enjoy majestic views of the city as the cruise passes by some of the most majestic and popular tourist spots of the city. There are some cruises where you can also enjoy a romantic dinner or lunch which is an incredibly dreamy experience, and it is something which you absolutely must not miss, if you have a chance.
Marvel at the Dancing House
The Nationale-Nederlanden building, nicknamed the Dancing House or Fred and Ginger is a modern architectural marvel with a unique nontraditional design which stands out among the traditional Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings of Prague. Designed by Vlado Milunić it raised quite a bit of controversy owing to the unconventional design, but it is indeed a sight to behold!
Pay homage to the Dreamer at the Lennon Wall
Whether you are a music lover or a dreamer who just wants to ‘Imagine all the people living life in peace’ the Lennon Wall is where you need to be. Painted with graffiti inspired by and dedicated to the legendary John Lennon and the Beatles, this is truly a humbling spectacle. It is bright, beautiful and full of lively tourists and music lovers from all over the world.
Gorge on local delicacies
Take a Prague food tour and gorge on the lip smacking Czech delicacies in Prague. It is a paradise for meat lovers as they have tons of exciting varieties of meat dishes and meat products which will blow your mind. Try out their svíčková, schnitzel with potato salad, ham, wiener sausages, pečené vepřové s knedlíky a se zelím or roasted pork with dumplings and cabbage, roast duck, Sekaná pečeně and you will fall in love with traditional Czech food. Another essential part of the cuisine consists of soup which is mostly made with chicken, beef, or vegetable broth with noodles, sometimes liver, dumplings, croutons, minced sausage, egg, cheese etc. and it starts a traditional Czech meal.
Tuck into traditional baked goodies
Your Prague food tour cannot be complete without a taste of the heavenly baked goodies that are available in the most amazing bakeries spread all over the city. Prague definitely has a sweet tooth and its love for baked desserts is demonstrated in the sheer number of amazing bakeries which churn out some of the freshest, lightest, and the most delectable baked desserts you will ever taste. Some of the must have desserts include the trdelník, strudel, makový koláček, marlenka, Parizsky Dort etc. If you are someone who prefers the savoury side of taste, make sure you try out the some of the most delicious traditional sourdough bread baked with rye and wheat, rolls or rohlík, buns or žemle, braided buns or houska etc.
While Prague is not as affordable as some of the Asian countries, this city has options for every budget. Depending on the kind of accommodation, travel and food you choose, you can actually have an extremely pocket friendly trip or an expensive luxurious trip. This magnificent and romantic city is full of warmth for its tourists, making it such a popular choice for travellers from all over the world.