If you are planning a trip to Prague and you don’t know where to begin then don’t worry, you have definitely come to the right place. With so many incredible things to see and do in Prague, you won’t be short of sights that will make your vacation as magical as it can possibly be. With an incredible history, delicious food and some of the most beautiful architecture you will ever see, Prague certainly is one for every travel-lovers bucket list. If you are lucky enough to be planning a trip there soon, here are 8 things you can do in Prague:
- Take A Walk Along The Charles Bridge
One of the most popular attractions when it comes to visiting Prague is Charles Bridge. Connecting Prague Old town with the Lesser Town, this popular pedestrian bridge is often filled with musicians, painters, vendors, and tourists during the summertime. Although the bridge can get incredibly busy during the high season, you’re guaranteed incredible views no matter where you look. For a little bit of a history lesson when it comes to The Charles Bridge, you can visit this site here.
- Visit The John Lennon Wall
Another popular attraction in Prague is the famous John Lennon Wall. Once a normal wall, the 1980s saw the wall is filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from popular Beatles’ songs in response to the communist regime. Located in a secluded square across from the French Embassy, the famous wall first received decoration after the 1980 assassination of John Lennon, as an unknown artist painted a single image of the singer-songwriter alongside some of his most famous lyrics. Today, the wall has hundreds of pieces of graffiti, most of which are dedicated to the words of the Beatles.
- Marvel At The Astronomical Clock
If you are visiting the Old Town in Prague, the chances are you will stumble upon the incredible Astronomical Clock. Located at the southern side of the Old Town Hall tower, you can see the clock from several viewpoints across the city. Known as the third oldest astronomical clocks in the world, this magnificent clock is still ticking today. Finalized in 1410, it certainly has seen some incredible things. To find out more about the Astronomical Clock in Prague, you can visit this site here.
- Wander Around Prague Castle
Dating back to the 9th century, Prague Castle holds some of the cities most important history. Now known as the official office of the President of the Czech Republic, the castle was once a seat of power for many kings of Bohemia, several Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia. It is also known that the Bohemian Crown Jewels have been kept within a hidden room inside the building.
- Get A Bird’s Eye View Of The Old Town Square
If you want to get a viewpoint of the Old Town in Prague, the best thing to do is climb the Old Town Hall Tower, where the Astronomical clock is. For a small fee, you can climb the steps to the top of the tower. If you need an accessible route, you will also find a number of lifts that take you to the top. For an even better experience, climb to the top of the tower as the sun is setting and the lights start to flicker on.
- Visit A Famous Farmers Market
If you love both shopping and food, the farmer’s markets in Prague are definitely the place to be. With plenty of fresh food to create your own Czech feast, you could spend hours wandering around making your choices. For a guide to farmer’s markets in Prague, you can visit this site here.
- Enjoy A Beer In The Old Town
For those that like to sit and enjoy a beer whilst they travel, sitting in the Old Town and watching the world go by is the best place to be. There are so many different bars and breweries located in this area that honestly, you will be spoilt for choice.
- Visit The Famous Prague Zoo
Finally, if you love to visit the zoo when you’re traveling then Prague has an incredible one that is suitable for the whole family. With a wide range of animals and plenty of activities, you could easily spend the afternoon exploring the area.
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