Friday, 29 September 2017

5 Things to do in Prague

 I recently visited Prague for the first time with my Dad. We had a lovely four days in the Czech capital, exploring and walking alot in the sunshine. As it was my first trip to Czechia, I thought it might be nice to do something a little different and put together a list of the things I'd recommend if you head to Prague.

Visit Prague Castle

Which feels like a mini village! It is huge, and a long walk up the hill, but the views are worth it even if you aren't planning to go into the castle itself. There are two different tickets you can buy, depending on how much you want to see but I would definitely recommend the cathedral and the basilica, both of which are accessible on either type of ticket! The Golden Lanes was something I was super excited about, and whilst it was interesting it was very very busy.




Have a beer by the Charles Bridge

We did this on our first day, and whilst it was slightly more expensive than other bars/restaurants, it was well worth it. It was nice to relax in the sunshine and look at the bridge and the river Vltava. Charles Bridge is also beautiful to stroll across, and I'd also recommend going up the tower museum on the Old Town side of the bridge for some beautiful views. I can't remember the exact price of this, but it was very affordable!


Take a tour with Prague Boats

We did the 50 minute tour and it was well worth it. It cost £21 for both of us which I thought was very reasonable. The staff were excellent, and the tour was informative too. It was great to see more of Prague from the river, and Prague Boats was a great way to do it. They have information coming from speakers in more than one language which was excellent!


Watch the Astronomical Clock in action, on the hour

Whilst this was incredible busy, when the astronomical clock does it's thing on the hour, you'll be glad you waited in the mass of tourists. Despite it being boarded up, it was truly stunning and I really enjoyed watching it. There are figures of the twelve disciples which come out of the top of the clock which adds to the interest!



Take the Funicular up Petrin Hill

For some truly stunning views of Prague. You can use this as part of the public transport tickets, and it is nice to do something different in a new city. We really enjoyed this, and whilst we didn't stay for long at the top of Petrin Hill as we wanted to explore the old town further, I reckon it would be a really nice place to spend an afternoon.


My first visit to the Czechia was great! I had a lovely time away with my dad, and it was great to visit Prague, a city I'd heard such good things about. One thing that definitely surprised me was how big it was, and I've since learnt that it is the 14th biggest city in Europe, which makes sense to me.

Have you been to Prague before?
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11 comments

  1. I loved Prague! It was mine and G's first trip abroad together and we had such a lovely time. I'd definitely go back xx

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    1. Yes, I think I would go back too! We had a lovely time there xxx

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  2. I went to Prague this summer with my dad and sister. It's not my favourite place I've ever visited, but I enjoyed it anyway. I think the real key is to explore the most touristy places early in the morning to avoid the crowds! The trams and metro are excellent though - it was so easy to get around the city.
    Jennifer X

    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I agree - it wasn't my favourite city ever as it was so so busy! I think I'd like to visit again in the low season. Yes, it really was - although we walked everywhere whilst we were there! xx

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  3. Nice one, check also this and the video inside about 50 things to do in Prague :-) https://www.wheretostay.tips/europe/czech-republic/prague

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    1. Prague was a great city to visit - lots to do! xx

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  4. What a beautiful city! That cathedral is incredible, in fact all of it looks incredible! Prague is on my list of places to go, so I'll take a note of these places! Loving all your travel posts recently :)

    Issy | MissIsGoode
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    1. It was a stunning city, I'd definitely recommend! Make sure you take your trainers though - lots of walking. Thank you for your lovely comment xx

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  5. I saw the clock and it was boarded up too! I saw all other tourists standing around and didn't realise why. Now I know
    about the disciples coming out the top 🙄 Went above the Charles bridge too, very scenic :)

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    1. Now you know! It was very scenic up there, Dad waited at the bottom because he hates heights! xx

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  6. Such a handy guide - I've made some notes for my visit next week, yay! xx

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