Two Days in Prague
This fairy tale city has plenty of Bohemian charm with its impressive architecture, historical cobbled streets and views from the hill-top castle. Enjoy the Czech capital’s unique beauty with our guide to what to see with Two Days in Prague.
Prague – the Vlatna River
Two Days in Prague – Day 1
The Old Town and Prague Castle
Explore the old town, the castle and the famous squares – full of gothic, baroque and romantic architecture.
Begin in the heart of the Old Town
– following Železná street to the Old Town Square. This is a great place to grab a coffee and watch the crowds go by (try the Grand Cafe opposite). The famous Astronomical Clock
in the Old Town Square is a great example of gothic architecture and has a show on the hour. You can climb up inside the 600 year old spire and see the surrounding old town skyline. Beneath the clock tower there are 27 tributary crosses to commemorate the mass execution of 27 leaders of the Bohemian Revolt that happened here in 1621.
Walk along to Wenceslas Square –
at the upper left (northwest) corner you can see Prague’s most famous resident Franz Kafka’s birthplace. Spend some time looking around Wenceslas Square – there is the famous statue, the Jan Palach Memorial, the Church of Our Lady of Before Tyn and Lucerna Passage to have a look at along with the Powder Gate. This is the heart of Prague and has plenty of cafes and restaurants to stop by. Here you can find the Opera House and the National Museum
which is worth visiting.
From here you can stroll around the historical Jewish Quarter and the Jewish Museum
. Once you’re done with the cobbled streets of the Old Town it’s time to head to lunch.
It’s famous with tourists but worth trying the original Café B Braun
on Sokolovská Street for lunch, or the delicious Restaurant Mincovna
. If you want a light bite then stop at the famous Cafe Slavia, or Kavarna Slavia – Prague’s most famous cafe and longtime favourite haunt for artists, writers and revolutionaries.
Prague Old Town Square
After lunch cross the famous Charles Bridge; a striking Medieval bridge with statues along the sides casting an impressive silhouette over the Vltava River. This is always busy with tourists but one of Prague’s most famous sites. Check out some of the artists who line the bridge with their paintings.
Head up the winding streets to the top of Castle Hill and onto Castle Square. Here you can visit the hill-top Prague Castle
and the museums within the Castle complex. There is also the most important church in the Czech Replublic – St. Vitus Cathedral. It is free to enter the Castle and the gardens although you have to pay to enter the huge 14th Century cathedral. Enjoy wondering around the picturesque Marla Strana, or the Lesser Quarter, where the cobbled streets date back to Medieval times. Spend a few hours here discovering Prague’s history and admiring the fantastic views – a great place to watch the sunset.If you have time visit nearby Vítkov Hill, next to the Žižkov district. This is great in summer as a picnic and beer garden spot. From here you can stroll down to the Most Legií bridge to the island and visit Letná Park
– a great waterfront spot with a view of the city and lots of music and events in summer.
Once you’re done with walking around, treat yourself to one of Prague’s best local experiences – their beer! Don’t miss the Staropramen brewery
in the Smíchov district, and some of the most famous ‘pubs’ in Prague U Fleku
and Pivovarský dum
– U Fleku is over 500 years old!
The streets surrounding the castle are packed full of restaurants offering traditional Czech food at great prices – although in the heart of the tourist area they are also local favourites. Grab a bite here for the evening before heading back to town.
Prague by Petritap
Two Days in Prague – Day 2
Branch out to other neighbourhoods and see Prague like a local – visit Kampa Island and Petrín Hill with your Two Days in Prague.
Start your day with a stroll through the Old Town in the early morning before all the crowds and head across Charles Bridge to the Lesser Town (Malá Strana) end of the Bridge. From here you can find Kampa Island – a local neighbourhood with quaint houses along the waterfront, great views of the city and cute cafes. Known as the “the Venice of Prague” this is a great place to rent rowboats or simply relax in one of the many cafes and enjoy the view of the Old Town across the river. Head to the modern European art museum – Kampa Museum and the Velkoprevorské námestí (Grand Priory Square). Here you can see ‘Lennon Wall’ that is covered in lyrics from songs written by The Beatles.
Head under Charles Bridge off Mostecká at Lázenská and and check out the sculpture at Cihelná. There are some good choices for lunch in this area. From here you can visit the Wallenstein Garden before cross in the river at Manes Bridge towards the Old Jewish Cemetery.
After lunch head up to the top of Petrín Hill – you can take the funicular train – and enjoy one of the most superb views of the city. There is an observation tower which offers great views inspired by the Eiffel tower. From here you can walk to the Strahov Monastery
Equity Point Hostel Prague
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