Prague city break top 10 things to do

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Thinking about taking a Prague city break?

Prague is a beautiful city in the Czech republic and is well known for its beers and architecture. Here are my top 10 things to do on a Prague city break.

1) See the Astronomical clock at the Old Town Hall.

Crowds gather to see the clock strike every hour where figures move in a wonderful display. The clock not only tells time but position of the sun and moon, days and months. Get there early to find a good spot as it can get busy.

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Astronomical Clock Prague

2) Wander across Charles Bridge

This old stone pedestrian only bridge is lined with 75 statues. During the day you will find sellers of arts, crafts and bands playing music. For a more romantic walk visit during the evening for a quieter atmosphere.

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Charles bridge in the snow

3) Visit Prague Castle

The largest castle in Europe. This castle complex contains a mixture of styles and influences. Catch the changing of the guards and do not miss the beautiful gothic cathedral of St Vitus.

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Changing of the guard Prague castle

4) Marvel at the jagged gravestones in the Jewish Cemetery

Found in the Jewish quarter, there are 12,000 crooked teeth gravestones visible in this crowded cemetery. The layers of tombs are said to hold 100,000 graves. Remember to be respectful and do not move any stones.

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Jewish cemetery Prague

5) Try the many flavoured beers

Prague is the best place to try all kind of beers. From coffee and vanilla to banana and blueberry. There are many brew pubs in Prague one of my favourites is Pivovarský dům.

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Flavoured beers in Prague

6) People watch in the old town square

The historical square with its beautiful architecture. This busy tourist spot can get crowded but has a great atmosphere. Especially magical at winter time where the Christmas market is hosted.

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Prague old town square at Christmas time

7) Eat hearty food to soak up the beer

Staple foods  you will find on the menu include pork, dumplings and cabbage. Expect goulash, schnitzel and large portions of meat accompanied by potato, dumplings and sweet cabbage.

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Czech food in Prague Credit Praha.eu

8) Explore the pretty baroque Church of St Nicholas

Beautiful  marble and gold interior. If you like churches you will love St Nicholas Church. The artwork is outstanding including many statues and carvings throughout.

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St Nicholas Church Prague

 9) Explore the city by tram

A great way to get around the city is to take the tram. Not only do they get you to where you want to go but you get great views along the way.

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Trams in Prague

10) Take a trip to Sedlec Ossuary in Kutna Hora

Take the bus out to Kutna Hora to see the ‘Bone Church’ Sedlec  Ossuary. The church is decorated with more than 40,000 human skeletons. The most impressive piece is the chandelier which contains one of every human bone.

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Sedlec ossuary trip from Prague

Find cheap accommodation in Prague at Hostelworld.com

Are there any other suggestions of things to do on a Prague city break? Let me know in the comments

2 Responses

  1. Wilbur's Travels

    Tara, nice article and agree with all your choices – the rattly old tram to the castle is a joy. I love Prague and for me it also the city of music, great jazz venues, extraordinary good value opera and ballet and fabulous classical music in a wide variety of venues, especially during Prague Spring. Coffee and cake in Obnici Dum is also wonderful. Wilbur

    • travelgeektara

      Thanks Wilbur, I forgot about the Jazz venues very popular that side of Europe 🙂 thanks for reading and for your comments!

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