Top 5 Tourist Centers in Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and it is one of the most visited cities in Europe.
It is a beautiful city with magnificent cathedrals, medieval architecture, active culture, superb gastronomy, and an energizing environment. Prague offers a wide variety of intriguing sights and activities which attracts tourists to the city every year.

The Prague Castle, which is the largest ancient castle in the world, should not be missed by anyone who visits the city.

The Old Town of the city is brimming with fascinating historical sites of the Astronomical Clock and stunning buildings of the Church of Our Lady before Tyn. Must-see locations beyond the historic zone include Wenceslas Square and the stunning Charles Bridge.

One of Europe’s best cultural scenes is found in Prague. Art galleries, museums, and theatres abound in the city. People who love modern art can see the metronome, or the Fred and ginger dancing house

Discover the best places to visit in Prague on our list.

 

1. The Dancing House.

 

The most notable piece of modern architecture in Prague is The Dancing House (Tancc dum), which was constructed between 1992 and 1996 based on ideas by Frank Gehry. This magnificent structure, which consists of two adjacent towers, has distinctive curves that evoke two dancing figures. The effect is heightened because one of the towers is shaped like a woman wearing a skirt (hence the nickname “Fred and Ginger” after famous American dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers).

Although the majority of the structure is made up of offices and a hotel, the top-floor restaurant (there is also a café on the main level) has fantastic views.

 

2. Charles Bridge


The majestic Charles Bridge (Karluv Most), is one of the most well-known historic bridges in Europe, with 32 distinctive points of interest spread out over its 621-meter length. The bridge was constructed in 1357 and has long been associated with superstition. For example, the first bridge stone was laid on July 9 at exactly 5:31 am, a sequence of numbers (135797531) that is thought to give the structure more stability. Additionally, it was built such that it would be perfectly aligned with the St. Vitus tomb and the equinox’s lowering sun.

The bridge is especially well-known for its several beautiful ancient statues. The most significant are those of John of Nepomuk, the nation’s most renowned saint, and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV.

The bridge is especially well-known for its several beautiful ancient statues. The most significant ones were presented in 1683 and feature those of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and the nation’s most renowned saint, John of Nepomuk.

Other highlights are the structure’s magnificent Gothic gates and breathtaking views of the River Vltava. Another extremely suggested activity is to see Charles Bridge at night.

 

3. Prague Zoo

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The outstanding Prague Zoo, which was founded in 1931, is not only one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city but also one of the best zoological parks on the entire globe.

This 140-acre attraction, which is a short distance north of the city center in the Troja suburbs, is a great day trip for families. The enormous adventure playground and entertaining petting zoo, which offers pony rides and the chance to feed the animals, are highlights for younger kids.

Along with housing more than 4,200 animals from 650 species, many of which are close to extinction, the zoo is renowned for helping to save the local and critically endangered Przewalski’s horse.

There are lots of fun activities to do here and they include
Visiting the enormous giraffe exhibit, the excellent salamander show, and the steamy indoor tropical jungle, as well as riding a chairlift with amazing views of several of the animal enclosures.

There are also gift shops and on-site food available for tourists.

 

4. Old Town Hall

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The magnificent Old Town Square (Staromestské námest), one of the best places to start exploring the city, can be found in Prague’s historic heart, the Old Town (Staré Mesto). The Jewish Quarter, Josefov, is just a short stroll north, and you can find the Tyn Church and the Clementinum here, along with many more lovely old churches and magnificent old architecture from the 11th century

The Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Hall (Staromestská radnice) is a highlight. The 12 Apostles and other characters appear and march in procession over the clock face every hour, bringing it to life.

Other notable features of Old Town Hall include a chapel constructed in 1381, an old prison, and the Gothic entryway leading to its magnificent interior with its art exhibits and displays. For stunning views of Prague, be sure to climb the Old Town Hall Tower (either by steps or elevator).

 

5. Powder Tower

This tower, which served as one of the original entrances to Old Town Prague, was initially constructed in the 11th century and later renovated. The tower received its name from its employment as a gunpowder storage facility in the 17th century.

The Bohemian kings were crowned along the royal road, which began at the tower and led through Old Town, across the Charles Bridge, and up to Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral.

A covered bridge connects Powder Tower to the former palace of King Vladislav II, who erected the tower in 1475. The tower is still attached to the former palace, which is today called the Municipal House. The spiral staircase inside the tower has 186 steps leading up to the gallery where visitors can get an amazing view of the old town.

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