Top 9 beautiful tourist destinations to visit in Prague

Tourist destinations in Prague

Prague, Czech Republic – Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, which is located in Central Europe. A famous tourist destination, Prague has many castles, beautiful bridges, elegant cathedrals, Baroque architecture, and medieval architecture.

Prague is often a favorite holiday destination for travelers who want to experience its cold and snow during its winter months. There are many tourist places in Prague, and we have chosen the top 9 beautiful tourist destinations to visit in Prague.

Powder tower

Powder tower
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Powder tower or Powder gate located in the old town is one of the most iconic architectures of Prague. The powder tower is one of the 13 gates leading to the city.

Powder tower was constructed in 1475 and was an important building for Bohemian kings. The tower was later used for storing gunpowder, and that is where it got its name. 

The tower is the best place for clicking photos, and You can climb the tower to enjoy the stunning view of the old town city. 

Timings – Daily 10 am to 10 pm

How to reach – Metro : Náměstí Republiky, line B.

                          Tram – Náměstí Republiky, lines 5, 8, 24 and 26.

Price – Adults: 100 CZK ( 4.59$ )

Reduced: 70 CZK ( 70$ )

Children under 3: Free

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge
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In Prague, the Charles bridge, built in 1375 by King Charles IV, and finished in 1402, is situated on the River Vltava. Peter Parler designed the Charles Bridge as a replacement for the Judith bridge, which was destroyed by flood in 1342.

St John of Nepomuk is the famous monument found on the north side of Charles bridge. Charles bridge is one of the famous tourist attractions to visit and enjoy the Valta river, baroque and Gothic architecture.

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Prague castle   

Prague castle
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Prague castle is a famous tourist attraction in Prague. A trip to Prague would not be complete without visiting Prague castle. Prince Borivoj of the house of Premyslides is said to have built Prague Castle in 880.

The Church of the Virgin Mary was the first walled building constructed after 870. For centuries, the castle served as the seat of power for Bohemia’s kings, Holy Roman Emperors, and Czechoslovak presidents. In modern times, Prague castle is noted for both its historical and cultural significance.

Summer Tourism Season (April 1 till October 31)

 Summer Prague Castle complex

6.00 – 22.00

Historical buildings 

9.00 – 17.00

Winter tourism season (November 1 through March 31)

Prague Castle complex

6.00 – 22.00

Historical buildings 

9.00 – 16.00

Prague castle tickets 

The tickets to the Prague castle are divided into three circuits, which are valid for two days

Circuit A 

The entry fee is 350CZK ( 16.06$ ) and it offers admission to the Old Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, Daliborka Tower, Golden Lane, Rosenberg Palace, the exhibition “The Story of Prague Castle” and the St. George’s Basilica.

Circuit B

The entry fee is 250CZK ( 11.47$ ) and, it offers Entrance to the St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, the St. George’s Basilica, as well as the Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower. 

Circuit C 

The entry fee is 350CZK ( 16.06$ ) and, it offers A visit to the Prague Castle Picture Gallery’s exhibition “The Treasure of St. Vitus Cathedral”.

Dancing House 

Dancing house
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Dance House, also known as Ginger or Fred, was constructed between 1992 and 1996, and its name was inspired by famous dancers Ginger Rogers and Fred Astair.

It is used as an office building and also has a French restaurant at the top. Travelers can visit the restaurant and enjoy the beautiful view of the Valta river and Prague castle.

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Municipal house  

Municipal House
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The municipal house was built in 1912 and became a world-famous landmark after one of its halls was used to announce Czechoslovakia’s independence on July 1, 1918. Prague’s Municipal house boasts the largest concert hall in the city. In addition, it has many conference rooms, a French restaurant, Czech beer, and an American bar.

Price

Adults: Kč 290 (US$ 13.30)

Children (ages 10 – 18), students (under 26), seniors over 60: Kč 240 (US$ 11)

Children (less than 10): free

15% discount with Prague Card.

How to visit 

Metro: Náměstí Republiky, line B.

Tram: Náměstí Republiky, lines 5, 8, 24 and 26.

Old town Square

Old town square
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The old town hall in Prague is one of the most beautiful structures in the city, it was built in 1338. There is a beautiful Gothic tower on the southern wing of the complex, which has a bay chapel and a unique astronomical clock, the Orloj, which displays the twelve apostles between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. 

Timings 

July – September

Mon – 11.00 – 21.00

Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun – 09.00 – 21.00

October – November

Mon – 11.00 – 20.00

Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun – 10.00 – 20.00

Price 

  1. basic – 250 CZK ( 11.47$ ) 
  2. reduced – 150 CZK ( 6.88$ ) 
  3. family – 600 CZK ( 27.54$ ) 

 Tyn church

Tyn Church
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One of Prague’s most impressive Gothic structures is Tyn church, also known as our lady’s church. Late in the 17th century, renovations were made to the interior in Baroque style.

An interior fire in 1679 destroyed the church’s interior, leading to the vaulting of the main aisle in baroque style. The organ at Tyn Church dates from 1673 and is one of the oldest in Prague.

January – December

Sun 10.00 – 12.00

Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 10.00 – 12.00 15.00 – 17.00 

How to reach 

Staromestska (trams 17, 18, 53)

Mala Strana

Mala Strana
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Visitors explore the magnificent destination of Mala Strana, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Prague. This castle town was founded in 1257 on a slope below Castle Hill. During the 15th and 16th centuries, the building was destroyed by fire, and it was rebuilt.

There are many things you can do in Mala Strana and, here are some of the recommendations you can explore in Mala Strana 

  1. Church of St. Nicholas
  2. John Lennon Wall
  3. Nerudova
  4. KGB museum 
  5. Observation Tower, Petrin Hill
  6. Maltese Square
  7. Little Quarter Square

Prague zoo

Prague zoo
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Prague zoo is one of the popular zoos in the world. Initially opened in 1931, Prague Zoo is located in the Czech Republic is home to various species, animals, and birds. The monkey zoo and Indonesian jungle are supposed to be the most famous in the section. 

How to visit 

Nearest Bus Stop: Zoologicka zahrada, Botanicka zahrada Troja

Nearest Metro: Kobylisy

Entrance fees

Families( 2 Adults+ 2 children aged 3 to 15 years): CZK 600 

( 27.54$ )

Entry is free for children aged three and younger.

Children ages 3 to 15 years: CZK 150 ( 6.88$ ) 

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