Sightseeing in Prague
Visit the ancient wonder of Prague Castle and enjoy its stunning panoramic views below. Watch the changing of the guards and explore the St Vitus Cathedral or take the funicular railway up Petrin Hill to climb its Eiffel Tower replica. Walk along Charles Bridge for incredible views of the city – we’d recommend soaking up the atmosphere at dusk.
The National Museum houses fascinating artefacts in the pantheon, mineralogy, zoology, archaeology and anthropology galleries. To see one of Prague’s most extensive art collections visit The Centre for Modern & Contemporary Art. The Museum of Decorative Arts has an enviable catalogue of over 250,000 decorations from the 16th to early 20th century. Try and catch a performance at the National Theatre, housed in one of Prague’s most eye-catching buildings.
Shopping in Prague
The area around Wenceslas Square offers the biggest draw for shopping. You are sure to find everything you’re looking for in the Palladium Shopping Centre, with over 200 shops to choose from. Head to Prague's most fashionable and luxurious street – Parizska Street, for high-end shopping. Designer brand names such as Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Hugo Boss and Christian Dior all compete for attention. However, the fun really begins when you start to browse the market stalls around Old Town Square – pick up Bohemian crystal and traditional arts and crafts, such as Russian nesting dolls.
Daytrips from Prague
The beautiful UNESCO sight of Cesky Krumlov has been voted as a fairy tale destination you wouldn’t believe exists. Or visit the ‘city of silver’, Kutna Hora, which offers stunning historical buildings including the symbolic late gothic cathedral of St. Barbara. Both of these architectural gem cities, rich with Czech history, are perfect for day trips from Prague. Take in the spectacular panorama and renaissance architecture of Cesky, or immerse yourself in the rich history of the ‘national treasury’ of Kutna Hora.
In the summer months Prague turns into a metropolitan oasis. Every year, tonnes of sand and hundreds of deck chairs are imported to the banks of the Vltava river to create this urban beach experience. Join in with a game of beach volleyball or ping pong, or spend time in the playground with your kids. Relax in the floating pool, find a spare hammock or choose a spot under a parasol to soak up the sunshine.
Dining out in Prague
Prague may not boast the ‘foodie’ status of other European cities, but you’ll find plenty of eateries that serve both Czech and International cuisine. Embrace the grand café culture of times past at the famous Café Imperial in the Imperial Hotel. Sample fine dining at Michelin-starred restaurant, The Alcron, at the Radisson Blu Alcron or soak up the views at Zlata Praha, a rooftop restaurant at the Intercontinental Prague which offers cutting-edge gastronomy and magnificent city views.