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4 Popular Tourist Attractions in Prague

by Auto Europe International Car Rental Broker

Being abundant in highly mesmerizing architecture that includes Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles, Prague is indeed crammed with a great amount of culture in a small size. As a result of this, this city offers a dense experience to tourists, with plenty of museums, edgy galleries, and medieval streets to explore.


In the summer season, the city offers a number of romantic gardens, boat rides, and other places that can be explored.


A plain old drive through the city can be quite exciting on its own considering the sheer amount of architecture that this city has to boast on every corner.


In this article, we introduce a number of activities you should add to your itinerary if you are planning to visit this glorious city in the Czech Republic.

Prague at night

Visit the Old Town

The Old Town offers a range of marvelous sights, out of which the Astronomical Clock is perhaps the biggest attraction. The clock reflects a great amount of glory and has been standing here since the year 1410. While the clock stands tall in all its might, it is surrounded with four different statues reflecting the four sins that are highly despised Lust, Death, Vanity, and Greed.


The Old Town Hall building, on the other hand, offers a number of atmosphere gothic halls that can be explored on foot. Although, you may need to rent a car to fully explore the Old Town especially if you are short on time. However, if you’ve got enough time and might, the Old Town is best explored on foot.

Traverse the Prague stone bridge (Charles Bridge)

Also known as the stone bridge, Charles Bridge happens to be one of the oldest functioning monuments in Europe. Atop that, it is also one of the most famous landmarks in the city.

The Charles Bridge links the Old Town to the Malá Strana and was commissioned by Charles the IV. This is one active spot in the city and is usually lined up with portrait artists, lovers, selfie enthusiasts, saints, and buskers from the dusk till dawn.

Go back in time at the Jewish Cemetery

The Jewish ghettos at Prague span across a number of neighborhoods and includes a small yet interesting gallery, a ceremonial hall, and several synagogues. The Old Jewish cemetery which was once a part of the walled-off ghetto still remains an important element in the community. In these 12 layers deep graves, there are more than 100000 bodies buried. At the same time, the headstones that are tumbled have sculptures of figures that represent the symbols of the family names.

Take a walk around the Medieval Castle Complex

The Prague Castle complex was built on a sacred pagan site, from where mad Rudolph II and Charles IV controlled their rule. This entire area features the Gothic St. Vitus’ Cathedral, Romanesque St. George’s Basilica, galleries, museums, an exhibit of ‘Story of Prague Castle’ which is children friendly, and the Baroque Old Royal Palace. Atop that, the complex offers a range of other buildings that can be explored on foot. Most of the visitors, however, love to wander around the atmospheric surroundings after the dark.


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Marketa H. Advanced  Web from Home
Nice article, as Praha is my town I would like only a small correction - the Old Royal Palace in Prague Castle is not baroque but older - the main hall Vladislav Hall is late gothic but some parts go back to romanesque style.
Dec 31st 2018 17:44   
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