TOP 20 Interesting Places in Prague: What to See in the Capital of the Czech Republic

Prague is an open-air museum, with every corner being a real treasure. Include the charming capital of the Czech Republic in your travel plan, and you will be thrilled with what you see. Seriously, in this city, even a simple walk down an old street feels like the most fascinating tour. Read this article to find out what to see in Prague to understand its essence.
25 august 2021
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The Old Town

Many travelers head here first. And they are right because an incredible number of interesting attractions are concentrated here. It's a paradise for lovers of architecture and vibrant atmospheric details. Classic gingerbread houses, Gothic cathedrals, orange roofs, luxurious copper door handles, monumental doors of old houses can be admired forever. The Old Town will surely enchant you.

Address: Stare Mesto, Praha 1.

Old Town Square

Old Town Square is the heart of the historic center. In the Middle Ages, the Czech Republic was at the crossroads of trade routes, and a large market was set up on Prague's main square. The official name was given to the attraction only in 1895. The word "Old Town" means that the area belongs to the Old Town, which is called "Staré Město pražské".

On this square, you will find Prague's most famous attractions. Here are the Town Hall, the famous Prague Orloj or The Prague astronomical clock, The Church of the Mother of God before Týn, and other iconic places.

Address: Staroměstské nám.

Old Town of Prague

The Church of the Mother of God before Týn

Right on Old Town Square stands one of Prague's main symbols – the 14th-century The Church of the Mother of God before Týn. Its two Gothic towers are depicted on all the souvenirs. The exterior of the church perfectly harmonizes with its interior, almost entirely in Baroque style.

The church features an extensive gallery of works in Gothic, Renaissance, and early Baroque styles, with Karel Škréta's altarpieces being truly unique. The tombstone of astronomer Tycho Brahe is also located here. Additionally, Tyn Church houses the oldest organ in Prague, made in 1673.

By the way, entry to this sacred place is conditionally free: a recommended donation is 25 CZK.

Address: Staroměstské nám., 110 00 Staré Město.

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The Church of the Mother of God before Týn in Prague

The Old Town Hall

The Old Town Hall is the main architectural complex of Old Prague. It includes not only the main tower with the astronomical clock but also the beautiful oriel chapel and several houses attached to the left of the tower, including the House of Merchant Wolf Kamen, House of Merchant Jan Kříž, House of Tanner Mikša, House "At the Rooster," and House "At the Minute."

Currently, the town hall houses a museum, hosts exhibitions, and in a special hall, marriages are solemnly registered.

The Town Hall Opening Hours:

  • Monday from 11:00 to 18:00,
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 18:00.

The Town Hall Tour Prices:

  • Full ticket – 250 CZK (€9.89),
  • Discounted ticket – 150 CZK (€6).
The Old Town Hall in Prague

Prague Orloj

These clocks, created in 1410, are located on the southern wall of the Old Town Hall tower. They are the third oldest astronomical clocks in the world and the oldest ones still in operation.

The central dial shows sidereal time, sunrise and sunset times, moon phases, as well as the time (not only the current Central European Time but also Old Czech and Babylonian times). On either side of the dial are moving figures that come to life at certain times. Watching them is a special delight.

The lower dial serves as a calendar. It provides not only the current date but also information about Christian holidays.

Address: Staroměstské náměstí 1.

Prague Orloj
Prague astronomical clock

The House "At the Minute"

Do not miss this beautiful and amazing attraction in Prague! The House at the Minute was built in the 15th century in the late Gothic style, but that's not what makes it special.

The main highlight is the facade, entirely covered with sgraffito paintings. These frescoes are created using a stencil technique, applying several layers of plaster, and then scraping them away to create a three-dimensional effect. Incidentally, some frescoes in the Vatican are also done in this technique.

The house resembles an art gallery: here you will find portraits of rulers from different eras, scenes from ancient mythology, and even biblical scenes from the Old Testament.

Address: Staroměstské náměstí, 2.

The House

Choco-Story: Prague Chocolate Museum

Not sure where else to go in Prague? If you love sweets, visit the Prague Chocolate Museum, located near Old Town Square. At the entrance, you will be treated to a chocolate bar or a cup of hot chocolate, and inside the museum, you will see cocoa beans of various shapes and sizes, learn about the history of chocolate, and appreciate the rich collection of different wrappers and packaging for chocolate.

How about trying your hand at being a confectioner? In the museum, you can make your own chocolate and then eat your creation. Oh, you will definitely be full and proud of yourself.

Address: Celetná 557/10.

Opening Hours: from 09:30 to 19:00.

Admission Prices:

  • for adults — 390 CZK (€15.43),
  • for students, children aged 6 to 15,
  • and seniors over 65 — 340 CZK (€13.46),
  • for children under 6 — free.
  • For participants of group tours (10 or more people) — 350 CZK (€13.85) for adults and 300 CZK (€12) for students per person.
Prague Chocolate Museum

Wenceslas Square

The central square of the city, "crowned" by the National Museum and the statue of Saint Wenceslas. Along the square, you'll find restaurants, shops, and museums, with life here quieting down only in the late hours of the night. It's a whole collection of interesting places in Prague.

Address: Wenceslas Square, 110 00 Prague 1.

Charles Bridge

The bridge connecting the Old Town (Staré Město) and the Lesser Town (Malá Strana) was built in the 14th century and named after its founder, Charles IV. Today, it is one of the most beautiful places in Prague, offering magical views of the old center and the Vltava River. It's no surprise that it's always lively and exciting here. Come for a walk, admire the ancient sculptures (there are 30 of them), listen to street musicians, and watch local artists at work. Try to visit at sunrise and sunset. No explanation needed, right?

Address: Karlův most, 110 00 Prague 1.

Charles Bridge in Prague

Prague Venice

Within Prague lies Kampa Island, often referred to as Prague's Venice. This unique spot is just a short distance from Charles Bridge. The island is surrounded by the Vltava River and the Čertovka stream, with nearby houses rising directly from the water.

You can take a sightseeing tour around Charles Bridge and Prague Venice on a wooden boat built in 19th-century traditions. Boats depart from the Judita dock year-round; in winter, you can warm up on deck by an old stove and with a portion of mulled wine, while in summer, you can refresh yourself with a glass of beer or lemonade. Prague Venice is a great place for a leisurely stroll, and the park on the shore is perfect for a lovely picnic.

Address: Křižovnické nám., 191/3.

Prague Venice

Prague Castle

This is the largest castle complex in the world and the best place for those who want to feel the spirit of the medieval capital of the Czech Republic. Once here, you will find yourself in Old Prague with its towers and cathedrals, squares and gardens, bridges and streets. The buildings of the castle reflect the architectural styles of different eras. With all these palaces, majestic temples, and squares, of course, there are many amazing stories. To hear them, take a guided tour.

Address: Pražský hrad

Admission Fees:

Entry to the grounds is free. Visits to the cathedrals, towers, and museums within the complex are charged separately.

Large Circuit A (Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane, Prague Castle History Exhibition, Rosenberg Palace) — 350 CZK (€13.9), 175 CZK (€7) for children aged 6 to 16, full-time students up to 26 years old, seniors over 65, family ticket — 700 CZK (€27.7), valid for 1-2 adults and 1-5 children under 16 years.

Small Circuit B (Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane) — 250 CZK (€9.9), 125 CZK (€5) for children aged 6 to 16, full-time students up to 26 years old, seniors over 65, family ticket — 500 CZK (€19.8), valid for 1-2 adults and 1-5 children under 16 years.

Third Circuit C (St. Vitus Cathedral Treasury Exhibition, Picture Gallery) — 350 CZK (€13.9), 175 CZK (€7) for children aged 6 to 16, full-time students up to 26 years old, seniors over 65, family ticket — 700 CZK (€27.7), valid for 1-2 adults and 1-5 children under 16 years.

Opening Hours:

The castle grounds are open daily until midnight (April-September). Ticketed areas are open from 09:00 to 18:00. From October to March, Prague Castle is open daily from 06:00 to 23:00. Ticketed areas are open from 09:00 to 16:00.

Prague Castle

St. Vitus Cathedral

This marvel of beauty is located in the heart of Prague Castle. The cathedral took almost six centuries to build, combining examples of art from various styles including Gothic, Neo-Gothic, Rococo, and Renaissance. Its majestic forms, intricate sculptures, and rich interior are captivating. The stained glass windows, created over a century, are particularly mesmerizing, featuring motifs of saints and martyrs connected to the Czech lands. Many local artists, including the famous Alphonse Mucha, contributed to the creation of these stained glass masterpieces. On a sunny day, the cathedral's interior looks especially spectacular.

Opening Hours:

  • Daily from April to October: 09:00 to 17:00.
  • From November to March: 09:00 to 16:00.

Admission: Entrance to the cathedral is free. Access to the cathedral tower is available for 150 CZK (€6).

St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague

Loreta (Prague)

Loreta is an architectural gem and a popular pilgrimage site for Christian believers in Prague. This magnificent complex includes the Church of the Nativity of the Lord, the Loreto Chapel (also known as the Holy Hut of the Virgin Mary of Loreto), six chapels, two fountains with sculptural groups, and the Loreto Treasury. The treasury houses rare liturgical items from the 16th to 18th centuries, including the famous Diamond Monstrance adorned with 6,222 diamonds. It's one of those must-see places in Prague!

Address: Loretánské náměstí 100/7, Praha 1 — Hradčany 118 00.


  • Adult ticket: 150 CZK (€6)
  • Reduced ticket: 130 CZK (€5.14)
  • Family ticket: 310 CZK (€12.3)

Opening Hours:

  • Daily from 09:00 to 12:15 and from 13:00 to 17:00 (April to October)
  • From November to March, the complex closes at 16:00.
Loreta (Prague)

Nový Svět Street

If you want to see what Prague streets looked like in ancient times, head to Nový Svět Street. It used to be inhabited by servants from Prague Castle, and now it is known as a street of artists, writers, and other creative individuals. As you stroll among the colorful houses, don't miss the commemorative plaques that tell the stories of famous residents, such as Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler.

Address: Praha, okres Hlavní město Praha, Hradčany.

Nový Svět Street in Prague


Located on the banks of the Vltava River in Prague, Vyšehrad is a magnificent 10th-century fortress. Be sure to visit here to enjoy the panorama of the capital and the beauty of its architectural landmarks. Here you can see the Romanesque rotunda of St. Martin, the Neo-Gothic Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, the Leopold Gate, the National Memorial Cemetery Slavín, and casemates with original Baroque-style sculptures from Charles Bridge.

If you're short on time during your visit to Prague and can only see a few sights, Vyšehrad is a must-visit.

Address: V Pevnosti 159/5b, 128 00.

Opening Hours: Daily. From November to March from 09:30 to 17:00, from April to October from 09:30 to 18:00.

Entrance Fee: Approximately 200 CZK (€7.9).

Vyšehrad in Prague

Valdštejnský palác (Wallenstein Palace)

The largest palace complex in the early Baroque style was built in the 17th century on the site of 26 houses, 6 gardens, 2 brickworks, and 1 plot of land. It was created for Duke Albrecht von Wallenstein – the Generalissimo of the Empire and Admiral of the Fleet. According to Wallenstein's plan, the palace was intended to outshine Prague Castle.

Today, it serves as the residence of the Senate of the Czech Republic. During the summer, the palace gardens are open to visitors.

Address: Valdštejnské nám., 4.

Opening Hours: The Senate exhibition hall and the Trčková Gallery (entrance from Valdštejnská Square) are open from November to March on the first weekend of the month from 10:00 to 16:00, in April, May, and October from 10:00 to 17:00, and from June to September from 10:00 to 18:00. Open Days are on May 8th and October 28th from 09:00 to 16:00.

The garden welcomes visitors daily from 10:00 to 18:00. Admission is free.

Wallenstein Palace in Prague

Dancing House

This is a more modern architectural landmark of Prague. The Dancing House, also known as the "Drunken House," was built 20 years ago on the initiative of Václav Havel on the site of an old house destroyed during bombings. Inside, there is a modern gallery that hosts various cultural events, a restaurant, and from the building's roof, there is a stunning view of the city center, especially in the evenings.

Address: Jiráskovo náměstí 1981/6.

Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 to 20:00.

Dancing House in Prague

LEGO Museum

The LEGO Museum is not only interesting for children but also for adult enthusiasts of the legendary toy constructor. It is located in the heart of Prague and occupies 340 m².

Among the most visited exhibits are a city with moving locomotives, worlds of Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, as well as a range of historical monuments. In the museum, you can see not only new LEGO models but also rare and vintage specimens, with the oldest being over 50 years old.

Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 to 20:00.

Ticket Prices:

  • Adult — 250 CZK (€9.9).
  • Student — 180 CZK (€7.12).
  • Child — 150 CZK (€5.6).
  • For children under 120 cm — 70 CZK (€2.8).
  • Family ticket (2+3) — 650 CZK (€25.7).
  • Family ticket (2+2) — 550 CZK (€21.8).
  • Family ticket (2+1) — 500 CZK (€19.8).
LEGO Museum

National Technical Museum

The National Technical Museum is a huge museum dedicated to the development of technology in various fields, from clocks, cameras, and cinematography to trains, automobiles, airplanes, and various astronomical instruments.

Address: Kostelní 42.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00.

Entrance Fees:

  • Full ticket — 220 CZK (€8.7),
  • Reduced price — 100 CZK (€3.9),
  • Children under 6 years — free admission.
  • Every first Friday of the month from 12:00, admission is free for all visitors.
National Technical Museum of Prague

Botanical Garden

The Prague Botanical Garden is a wonderful option for nature lovers in all its diversity. Besides the main park, you will find thematic gardens here such as the Japanese, Turkish, and Mediterranean gardens. Also part of the botanical garden is the national heritage of Czechia – Vinice sv. Kláry. It's a beautiful place in Prague!

To immerse yourself in the world of tropical and subtropical nature and see incredibly beautiful live butterflies, visit the "Fata Morgana" greenhouse.

Address: Trojská 800/196.

Opening Hours:

  • November-February — 09:00 to 16:00,
  • March and October — 09:00 to 17:00,
  • April — 09:00 to 18:00,
  • May-September — 09:00 to 19:00.
  • The garden is open every day.
  • The "Fata Morgana" greenhouse is closed on Mondays.

Entrance Fees:

  • Adult: 150 CZK (€5.9),
  • Family ticket: 375 CZK (€14.8).

You can reach the Botanical Garden from Nadraji Holesovice metro station. Take bus No. 112 to the zoo, then follow the signs (the zoo and the botanical garden are located very close to each other).

Botanical Garden in Prague

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