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Top 10 things to see in Prague

Capital of the Czech Republic, and one of the most glorious cities in Central Europe, Prague has a plethora of things to see. Here is a list top 10 places to visit in Prague.

 

1.Charles Bridge

Yes. Visit it at night for its charm and during the day for its hustle and bustle. Charles Bridge in the olden days, connected Prague’s Old Town to its Prague Castle. On both sides of the bridge, you will see sculptures of important Czech historical figures including St. Vitus. Just to walk on the bridge and people watch, you will love it.

           

2. Prague Castle

Home to Prague’s Royal family, Prague Castle is THE largest castle complex in the world. Once you are in, you can visit Old Royal Palace, explore the Cathedral of Saints Vitus, Wenceslas, and Adalbert, visit Saint George’s Basilica, and stroll down the picturesque Golden Lane. The key attraction here is the St. Vitus Cathedral though. Be ready for really long queues.

3. Wenceslas Square

With the statue of St Wenceslas on his horse, Wenceslas Square is one of the most popular spots in the city. This is where you will find a lot of shopping outlets, bars, restaurants and hotels.

 

4. Visit Jewish Town/ Ghetto

This gives a sneak peek into the history of Jews who lived here and the stories behind it.

Here are some of the places that you will get to see in Jewish Town.

Maisel Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Klausen Synagogue, Ceremonial Hall, Old-New Synagogue, the Spanish Synagogue, and the Robert Guttmann Gallery.


5. Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square

After seeing Prague Castle and the other historic buildings, you may or may not want to actually buy a ticket to the Astronomical Clock. But if you plan to do so, you’re in for a treat. The astronomical clock consists of different parts – such as a calendar and an astronomical desk or the mechanism of twelve apostles which sets them in motion.

During the apostles’ parade, other figures placed on the sides of the astronomical clock set in motion too.

 

6. Head of Franz Kafka

This is a unique artwork because its based on 42 layered rotating steel pieces moving in Kinetic motion honoring the rebellious artist – Franz Kafka.


7. Visit Lenon Wall

A music fan can not miss this at all. This represents the freedom of speech in the turbulent times of the 20th century. It was crafted as a symbolic burial site by the youth of Prague. 


8. Dancing House

This modern building by the riverside is known for its unique architecture. It is also called as Fred and Ginger Building. It apparently represents the movement of the political situations back in the day


9. Letna Park

It is one of the popular spots for tourists and locals alike. This park overlooks the old town, boasts a beer garden, and offers the best view of the city from the giant metronome.

 

10. National Gallary & National Theater

The second oldest gallery in Europe only after the Louvre in Paris, the National Gallary has some outstanding exhibitions showcasing masterpieces of art!  


Do you have any more recommendations for places to see in Prague? Do share in the comments :)

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