Prague is considered as one of the key cities in Europe. This city is home to some of the most striking architectural landmarks in the continent. Here are some of the top things to do in Prague.
1. Visit the Presidential Residence
The Czech President’s residence is called the Prague Castle and it is also a famous tourist attraction. The complex where the castle stands is also where some other Prague attractions can be found like the St. Vitus Cathedral.
For over a thousand years, Prague Castle has been standing where it is now and as it cover a large area, it may take a whole day to explore it. So, if visiting this castle is in your list of things to do in Prague, you should make sure you have enough time. The best time to visit is during summer; it would be possible then to truly enjoy the gardens and the cathedral. Other places to see here are two more churches, a monastery and the Old Royal Palace.
2. Stroll along the Old Town Square
Old Town Square or Staromestské námestí is another popular tourist spot in Prague. Here traveler flock to admire the stunning architecture and to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and colorful history. One of the square’s highlights is the Prague Astronomical Clock, which is an exquisitely created timepiece that dates way back to 1400s.
3. See the Opera at the National Theater
The National Theater or the Národní divadlo, is the place to go if you want to watch the opera, ballet or theater. You would want to go for an afternoon show if you are on a budget though.
4. Admire the Dancing House of Prague
This structure was constructed from the idea of Vlado Milunic and designed by Frank Gehry. The construction was done in 1996. Today though, the Dancing House is not open to the public. It is possible though to admire it and take pictures of it. The structure has been given quite a few nicknames like Drunk House and Fred and Ginger.
5. Enjoy the Stunning View of the City
Žižkov Tower is a huge, three-pillared thrusting television tower that is most commonly called as Pražský pták by the local admirers. Apparently copied on a ready-to-blast Soyuz, this tower is one of the favorite places to visit by the space-crazy visitors. The tower was completed in 1989 and if you go up on the viewing platform on the 8th floor, you can enjoy the magnificent view of the city. On the 5th floor, there is a café where you can sip a drink and relax.
6. Listen to the Local Talents
The Lucerna Music Bar is the place to go if you want to get entertained by the local talents. This place is certainly a must-included destination for the things to do in Prague. During Fridays and Saturdays, you can expect an 80’s themed disco party going on. But other days, you will be entertained by the best jazz musicians in town.
Author: Tajirul Haque
Tajirul Haque is a travel enthusiast and freelance travel writer on Upwork. Having written hundreds of travel articles on so many travel destinations around the world for his clients, Tajirul started Top Travel Lists back in September 2014. Travel writing is his passion and he always loves to write about a new destination as it allows him to know about more beautiful places the planet has to offer. He is always available for freelance travel writing opportunities.