Get misplaced in Staré Město

Go to the Previous City sq. and also you’ll instantly perceive why Prague is commonly described as a fairy-tale metropolis. A mixture of gothic and baroque structure – and the world’s oldest working astronomical clock – take centre stage.

Climb the Previous City Corridor Tower for a view over the town, delve into the aspect streets to pattern a trdelnik (a standard cylindrical pastry) and wind your method by the aspect streets earlier than ending up on the beautiful Charles Bridge.

Go to the town’s galleries

Prague’s Nationwide Gallery is unfold throughout plenty of buildings, together with the Kinsky Palace within the Previous City sq. and the Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia. 

Journey to Prague 7 and go to the Commerce Honest Palace, the primary constructing of the gallery complicated, to see a mixture of everlasting and non permanent exhibitions. From there, DOX Heart for Up to date Artwork and its fantastic rooftop Gulliver Airship is a brief stroll or tram experience away. 

On the opposite aspect of city (and the opposite aspect of the practice tracks), the non-profit up to date artwork area MeetFactory is to not be missed. Two shiny purple vehicles hanging on the previous slaughterhouse’s facade set the scene for what’s to return, with the revolutionary works contained in the venue the brainchild of artist David Černý, the gallery’s founder. 

Go to the theatre

Prague’s Nardoni Divadlo is comprised of 4 theatres – so examine rigorously while you e-book or danger turning as much as the unsuitable stage. The ornate buildings are a beautiful setting for a night’s leisure, with a altering programme of standard ballets and operas – together with Romeo and Juliet and The Nutcracker – in addition to up to date works.

Tickets are moderately priced (significantly in comparison with the West Finish) and viewers members over the age of 65 and underneath the age of 26 can entry half-price seats.

Prague Citadel

That is Prague’s hottest attraction, in response to Lonely Planet. The fort complicated options “a different and interesting assortment of historic buildings, museums and galleries” and an “eclectic combination of architectural kinds”. Don’t miss the stained-glass window designed by Czech artist Alphonse Mucha in St. Vitus Cathedral. 

From the fort, wander right down to Malá Strana – “unquestionably probably the most enchanting and alluring” areas of the capital metropolis, mentioned Tradition Journey. A visit to the Shakespeare & Sons bookshop is crucial for literature lovers.

Spend a day in a beer backyard

To Czechs, beer is “liquid bread”. In the summertime months, one of the best place to seize a freshly poured pint of Pilsner is Letna Park, overlooking the Vltava river, and Reigrovy Sady, a well-liked spot favoured by locals which gives unrivalled sunsets over the fort and Previous City. Naplavka, the riverbank, can also be a energetic location on the weekends with a sequence of pop-up boat bars.

If a Prague pint isn’t tasting fairly recent sufficient, the cities of Budweis and Plzeň are solely a matter of hours from the town, making a brewery tour a straightforward day journey from the capital. 

Discover the locals’ hangouts

You’re extra prone to stumble upon hipsters than vacationers within the neighbourhoods of Zizkov and Karlin. Observe their tracks to seek out pop-up galleries, artwork gala’s and eateries. In case you get a bit of misplaced, simply search for Zizkov’s TV tower. Because it’s coated in crawling child sculptors (the work of Černý), you may’t miss it.