Guide To Prague Attractions

These main Prague attractions are the key points to the city. Consider them to be sort of a Top 10 list of the main Prague sights and interesting places to see.

prague castle main entrance

These are of the MUST SEE variety. Of course there are countless other sights, but these are the main tourist attractions.

Below you'll find brief notes on each attraction, some sightseeing tips and our Prague attractions map. Remember though... the key to Prague is to explore. Don't let any list of "main" attractions stop you from getting off the beaten path.

Main Prague Attractions

These first five attractions are the most popular destinations. Thankfully, they seemingly connect to each other in Prague's city center. If you get a grasp of where these are, then you'll have a clear blueprint to the city.

Prague Castle is the absolute crown of Prague. It's the seat of the Czech government and the largest functioning castle in the world. You can easily spend a day here without even going into a single building. Read more.

Charles Bridge is unforgettable. It's full of legends, statues and endless photo ops. The bridge literally forms a beautiful bond between Lesser Town and Old Town and feels like the very heart of the city with the Vltava River flowing underneath. Read more.

Old Town (Staré Město) is considered by many to be the absolute center of Prague.

The top highlight is the main square which is one of the largest open public spaces in Europe. Read more.

Wenceslas Square is the commercial hub of the city. It boasts a variety of shops, restaurants, clubs and hotels. The square itself is an integral part of Prague's history. It has been the scene of protests and public gatherings for years, especially for the anti-communist rallies of 1989. Read more.

The Jewish Quarter, or Josefov, is an incredibly interesting area. It's a small version of the former Jewish Ghetto that was mostly destroyed in the 19th century. Today the area is highlighted by a plethora of museums and the breathtaking old cemetery. Read more.


More Prague Attractions

This Prague clock is one of the most mesmerizing attractions of the entire city. I could gaze at it for hours. Its powerful details are awesome. And that feeling comes even without seeing its hourly display, which you won't want to miss either. Come to be spellbound! Read more.

prague astronomical clock

The Strahov Monastery is a beautiful place which often gets overlooked. It dates from the 12th century and can be paired with a visit to the castle. We recommend a visit at least to see the library and for the views of the city from its hilltop perch. Wonderful! Read more.

strahov monastery prague

Vyšehrad Castle is a fabulous destination just outside the buzz of tourist-zone. Take an afternoon or even a couple of hours to see this other side of without regret. Vyšehrad is an expansive fortress with peaceful views, a touch of nature and a slew of other sights. We highly recommend a visit. Read more.

vysehrad castle

The Loreta is another great place to combine with the castle. This Catholic pilgrimage site is a fine collection of baroque buildings and legend. The highlight here is the 17th century replica of Santa Casa - the Sacred House of the Virgin Mary. Read more.

prague loreta church

Malá Strana - is known as Lesser Town, but it just might be the most charming part of the city. Ok, so it's not an attraction per se, but the streets and buildings of this area will surprise and will undoubtedly convince you to come back to Prague. And, there are less tourists among its little streets and gardens than in Old Town. Read more.

Petřin is the city's largest green area. Its little Eiffel Tower offers spectacular views, but there is so much more here.

Petřin includes a mirror maze, observatory with telescopes, rose garden, playgrounds, restaurants, and a funicular to help with the hill. Read more.

The Infant Jesus of Prague is a small statuette housed in a church not far from Charles Bridge in Malá Strana. This little figure is the origin of yet another legend and apparently has miraculous powers. Read more.

Obecní Dum (Municipal House) is a dazzling building from the early 20th century. Its design was the collaboration of a number of artists including Alfons Mucha.

The building is an eyeful, so be sure to at least walk by to see it grandeur from the outside. You can also take a tour. Read more.

Looking for something less crowded? Need an incredible view?

Why not, head to Prague's overlooked Letna Park?

Easy to find, and easy to love - Kampa Island is one of my favorite spots to hang out, picnic or just wander around.

When the weather isn't cooperating, don't miss a chance to visit some of these museums in Prague.


Map of Attractions

This is our map of some of the main attractions in Prague. Most are walking distance from each other. Most people consider this to be the "city center."

So, if your hotel or apartment is in this picture then you will feel very central. Of course, this map only highlights a few of Prague's attractions - just the tip of the iceberg!

How much time do you need?

If you don't have much time, it's possible to see most Prague attractions in one or two days. But, you will feel stressed with such a short stay.

We generally suggest visiting Prague for at least 3 or 4 days. Most people we've talked to tend to think 4 days is ideal and of course, 5 is even better.