There is an amazing city in Europe that is home to Renaissance architecture and is sure to astound you. With world-class museums and picturesque landmarks, Prague is an eclectic mix of amazing history and historical ambiance.
With so much to do and see, it makes perfect sense to opt for a private tour in Prague. A private tour will help you to not miss out on any of the top attractions the city has to offer. Plus, a local expert guide can guide you straight to the major sites and attractions of the city. What are some of those attractions?
Here are my top 11 things to do in Prague.
Prague Astronomical Clock
The Astronomical Clock doesn’t display the time of day but uses interesting symbols. Each hour shows a unique visualization of time, and it is a must to give the clock at least one look.
The Prague Castle is the largest castle in the world and is a popular tourist destination. It serves as the office of the Czech president and is a UNESCO World Heritage site today. One comes across Romanesque building from the 10th-century as well as Gothic structures from the 14th century within the castle.
The lane is so called because it is said that the alchemists had to visit the street when looking for a reaction that turned ordinary materials into gold. There are a mysterious calm and peaceful environment about the lane
The Charles Bridge
The bridge connects the Old Town with the Lesser Town. Locals and visitors like to come here to enjoy the special experience as well as shop for some souvenirs. Thirty statues of saints line the bridge and make it even more interesting.
The16th-century palace is owned by the Lobkowicz noble family and is home to treasures like artworks by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Canaletto and Velázquez. There is an impressive collection of musical instruments and manuscripts by Beethoven and Mozart.
Old Town Square
Another popular spot in Prague is the Old Town Square that is well famous for its colorful history and beautiful architecture. There is a kind of vibrant atmosphere in the Square that was set up in the 12th century and is home to several attractions in the city.
The zoo is a major attraction for families and boasts of many trails and exhibits. you will come across the Africa House, Valley of the Elephants and the Indonesian Jungle. Children love the playgrounds, pony rides and enjoy a play area called Bororo Reserve.
St. Nicholas Church
Situated in Lesser Town, the Church of St. Nicholas attracts visitors because of its spectacular baroque architecture and intricate frescoes. The organ system boasts of more than 4,000 pipes.
The Infant Jesus of Prague
Located in the Mala Strana, the Infant Jesus is also known as the Child of Prague. The Roman Catholic statue is a statue of Jesus Christ as an infant. Hundreds of believers and visitors flock to the shrine to make wishes and seek blessings.
St. Vitus Cathedral
The cathedral honors Saint Vitus and dates back to A.D. 925. It features Renaissance and baroque details along with neo-Gothic stylings. St. John of Nepomuk’s tomb is one of the highlights of the cathedral.
Visit the Jewish quarter that is located between the Vltava River and the Old Town. The history behind Josefov dates back to the 13th century when Jews living in Prague were banned from living anywhere else and asked to settle in this one area.
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