10 Best Prague Sightseeing suggestions: Speckled with Gothic and Baroque Details, Prague is the Golden City of the Hundred Towers

Prague is a compact city. You will never need a taxi or public transport. Most sights in the historic center are within walking distance of each other. Prague must be enjoyed by looking both up and down. Gothic, Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture tower overhead, while beneath your feet the pavements dazzle with mosaic inlays.  Just before the clock strikes the hour, you hurry to Old Town Square and watch the spectacle of the Astronomical Clock. Amble across Charles Bridge and mix with a sea of tourists, buskers, hawkers and the occasional Czech who actually uses the bridge to cross the river.

From here, walk up Nerudova Street past Baroque townhouses identifying themselves with painted signs instead of house numbers: the Three Violins once home to a family of violin makers. Take the tour of Prague Castle and watch the changing of the guards at noon. They no longer wear drab uniforms from communist days. Vaclav Havel, the first president of the Czech Republic, commissioned costume designer Theodor Pistek to design new uniforms.

The Dancing House, an extraordinary example of modern architecture, consists of two towers vaguely reminiscent of ballroom dancers. Book a table in chic and expensive restaurant Celeste on the top floor for sweeping views of Prague Castle. A more moderate place to enjoy the view is in the summer beer garden in Letna, one of the many parks in Prague.

Prague has so much to offer that it is  difficult to know where to start. Here is a list of 10 Best sightseeing.


Prague 03 Zizkov

Zizkov Television Tower looms over Prague with a height of 216 meters (709 ft) and dominates the skyline. Construction started in 1985 long before the end of the Communist regime. The tower was supposed to jam western radio and television...  Read More

Prague 07 Holesovice

Letna is Prague's finest city-center park. It is a vast space between Milady Horakove, a buzzing shopping street, and the Vltava River. The parade ground on the north was the site of May Day parades during the Communist regime. Today, it is the...  Read More

Nerudova Street leads all the way up to Prague Castle. Bordered by townhouses and mansions, this street has retained many of its Baroque characteristics. Most of the houses bear names and painted signs, The Three Violins (No 12), St John Nepomuk...  Read More

Dancing House
Photo courtesy of Dancing House

The Dancing House, Tancící dum, fills the gap of an apartment bombed in the Second World War. When in 1996 the new building was finished, not everybody liked this modern design. The house starkly contrasts with its Art Nouveau neighbors. This...  Read More

Beautifully decorated with flowers, animals and Greek gods, the singing fountain does not sing anymore. The music was created by drops of water dripping on metal bowls. After a complete reconstruction the singing stopped. Still the fountain is...  Read More

Golden Lane
Photo courtesy of Marianne Crone

Colorfully painted cottages line Zlata Ulicka, Czech for Golden lane. This picturesque alley runs along the northern wall of Prague Castle. These tiny dwellings were originally built for the castle guards. Later they provided housing for...  Read More

Old Town Square
Photo courtesy of Marianne Crone

Old Town square, Staromestské námestí, hums with activity. In summer, cafes spill out onto the street. In winter the Christmas market draws a crowd. Brightly coloured houses ring the square. Cobbled streets lined with shops fan out in all...  Read More

Prague Castle
Photo courtesy of Marianne Crone

Prazský Hrad, Prague Castle, is one of the largest castle complexes in the world. Not only is it home to the Czech President it also includes one of Prague's most popular tourist attractions. The castle complex also comprises St. Vitus...  Read More

Charles Bridge
Photo courtesy of Marianne Crone

Festooned with statues and crammed with people, Charles Bridge is Prague's best-loved bridge. Named after Charles IV, it replaced old Judith Bridge destroyed in the 1324 floods. The slightly curved new bridge, Charles Bridge was a true...  Read More

The astronomical clock at Old Town Square is probably Prague's most famous attraction. Not only does the clock indicate the hours, it also marks the phases of the moon, the equinoxes, the seasons and the days. At the same time, the twelve zodiac...  Read More


Meet Marianne Crone

Marianne Crone divides her time between her home in the Netherlands and an apartment in Prague, the city where her son, daughter-in-law and grandson live.

Now retired, Marianne is still an...  More About Marianne

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