Complete Prague Guide to First-Timers: Best Things to Do

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The Czech capital is famous for its historical and cultural attractions. You can spend many hours walking along its beautiful narrow streets. If you’re a first timer, visiting Prague, check this list of must-visit places; get more information on how to get, opening hours, entrance fees, best day tours to join to explore the city and other useful information.

St. Vitus Cathedral

  • Address: III. nádvoří 48/2, 119 01 Praha 1-Hradčany, Czech Republic.
  • Opening hours: from Monday to Saturday – from 9:00 to 17:00, on Sunday – from 12:00 to 17:00.
  • Admission fee: 200 CZK.
  • On the map: link .

The Cathedral (Rotonda) of St. Vitus is a temple and a national treasury. The beautiful building in the Gothic style was built over 600 years. At the top of the cathedral is an observation platform, which offers stunning views of the Czech capital. Tourists consider it to be a must-see place in Prague.

Sights of Prague - St. Vitus Cathedral

Old Town/Staromestske namesti

  • Address: Staroměstské nám., 110 00 Josefov, Czech Republic.
  • Opening hours: around the clock.
  • Admission fee: free.
  • On the map: link .

The Old Town in Prague is one of the most beautiful in Europe. Medieval buildings, cobbled streets, an ancient square with a clock tower, authentic cafes and souvenir shops await you. In the Old Town, you seem to be transported into one of the European fairy tales.

With children in the Old Town, you can visit a cafe with a fairy-tale theme, built over a hundred years ago. It is located next to the square.

If you want to dive in medieval atmosphere, then be sure to visit medieval tavern Krčma U Pavouka, located in 3-minute walk from Prague Astronomical Clock Tower.

Where to go in Prague - Old Town

Fortress Prague Castle

  • Address: Hradcany, 119 08 Prague 1, Czech Republic.
  • Opening hours: daily from 10:00 to 17:00.
  • Admission fee: 250 CZK (overview of all buildings).
  • On the map: link .

The largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, built in the 9th century. Nearby is a whole complex of buildings of that time: the Old Royal Palace, the Chapel of the Holy Cross, the Rotunda of St. Vitus. Walking through the Prague Castle is to feel the spirit of medieval Europe. And to visit its main fortress is to pay tribute to the architects and craftsmen of those distant times. Inside the fortress you will see frescoes and mosaics of the 12th century, spiral staircases, huge columns. It is better to take a guided tour to learn about the history of the construction of this building. At noon, an honorary change of the royal guard takes place at the gates of the fortress. There are plenty of other beautiful but less crowded castles in Czech Republic. For, example, you can visit Syhrov Castle which is just one hour drive from Old Town.

Fortress Prague Castle (Czech Republic)

Old Town Hall with astronomical clock

  • Address: StaromEstske nám. 1, 110 00 Josefov, Czech Republic.
  • Opening hours: daily from 09:00 to 22:00.
  • Admission fee: free.
  • On the map: link .

The Prague Astronomical Clock with a 600-year-old mechanism inside, located on the beautiful Town Hall, is an iconic place in Prague and one of the favorite photo locations among tourists. Every evening, residents and vacationers gather here to hear the ancient chimes. You can also go up to the town hall itself, explore the dungeons, get acquainted with its history. An independent visit will cost 200 kroons, a guided tour – 350 kroons.

Old town hall with clock in Prague


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