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Prague Major Sights & Our Favorite Day Trips

Charles Bridge, Prague, Czechia
Charles Bridge, Prague, Czechia

  1. Prague Castle: The largest ancient castle in the world, offering a complex of historical palaces, churches, and gardens, with stunning views over Prague.

  2. Charles Bridge: A historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river, adorned with a continuous alley of 30 statues and statuaries, offering picturesque views of the city.

  3. Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí): The heart of Prague's historic Old Town, known for its colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches, and the medieval Astronomical Clock.

  4. Astronomical Clock: Located in the Old Town Hall, this medieval clock is famous for its intricate mechanical performance, known as "The Walk of the Apostles," which occurs every hour.

  5. St. Vitus Cathedral: A Gothic masterpiece within the Prague Castle complex, housing the tombs of many Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors.

  6. Josefov (Jewish Quarter): Home to the well-preserved Jewish Museum, which includes the Old Jewish Cemetery, several historic synagogues, and the birthplace of Franz Kafka.

  7. Wenceslas Square: One of the main city squares and the commercial heart of Prague, it's the site of many historical events and home to the National Museum and other architectural landmarks.

  8. Petrin Hill and Tower: Offering one of the best views of Prague, Petrin Hill is a large green space that features a mini version of Paris's Eiffel Tower, the Petrin Lookout Tower.

  9. Dancing House (Tančící dům): A modern architectural icon in Prague, designed by Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunić, standing out with its unique, non-traditional design.

  10. Vyšehrad: A historic fort located on a hill overlooking the Vltava River, offering beautiful parks, cemeteries, and stunning views of the city, as well as a connection to many Czech legends.

Day Trips from Prague:

  1. Kutná Hora: Known for the Sedlec Ossuary (Bone Church) and the beautiful St. Barbara's Church, reflecting the town's past silver mining glory.

  2. Český Krumlov: A picturesque town in the South Bohemian Region, known for its stunning castle and well-preserved medieval architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  3. Karlovy Vary: A famous spa town known for its mineral springs, grand colonnades, and the annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

  4. Terezín: A former military fortress that served as a concentration camp during WWII, now a memorial to those who were held or lost their lives there.

  5. Pilsen (Plzeň): The birthplace of Pilsner beer, offering brewery tours, a historic underground network, and the Great Synagogue.

  6. Karlštejn Castle: A Gothic castle founded by Charles IV to safeguard royal treasures and holy relics, nestled in a picturesque setting.

  7. Konopiště Castle: Once the residence of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the castle is known for its extensive collections of antiques, weaponry, and hunting trophies.

  8. Bohemian Switzerland National Park: Offers stunning natural scenery, including rock formations, dense forests, and the iconic Pravčická brána (the largest sandstone arch in Europe).

Prague, Czechia
Prague, Czechia

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