10 Mandatory things to do in Prague
I asked you in my Instagram poll which travel guide should be next and many of you voted for PRAGUE! As a plus, one of my best friends from high school is also planning a weekend getaway to this winter fairytale. Although I have been traveling the past days, I cannot let you down. And since I know you probably wish to visit Prague for Christmas decorations, here you can find the TOP 10 Mandatory things to experience in this lovely city!
- Visit the amazing Christmas Market
Known as one of the most beautiful markets in Europe, it is probably the reason that convinced you to visit the city this time of the year! And I promise you that you won’t regret your decision. I have visited Prague four or five years ago and sadly not for the Christmas decorations, but I promised myself I would be back soon! Prague seems to be magical in December and I am so happy you will have the chance to discover it! Do not forget to share with me the most beautiful places.
PS: Do not forget to drink a cup of mulled wine for me as well! ❤
- Watch the Astronomical Clock Strike an Hour
Probably the most iconic tourist attraction in Prague, the Astronomical Clock gathers hundreds of people every hour beneath the Old Town Hall Tower. The clock announces every hour with 12 apostles passing by the window above the astronomical dial and with symbolic sculptures moving aside. It is located in the Old Town Square, another beautiful place that you should definitely explore while visiting the city.
- Taste the amazing Czech cuisine
Meat lovers will be more than happy in Prague since Czech cuisine is 80% based on meat. You should not leave Prague without enjoying a big portion of pork or duck roast with the traditional dumplings and cabbage aside. My personal favorite was by far the duck roast which I tried in many places and I was happy every time. Just look at the pictures and you will understand what I am saying.
PS: Do not forget to try their amazing desserts! My favorite ones were at U Prince Restaurant right in front of the Astronomical Clock. Be sure to pay them a visit, their food is also tasty! <3
- Take a stroll on the lovely Charles Bridge
A simple walk across the 14th Century bridge is one of the most enjoyable and memorable experiences of visiting Prague. Every year, this bridge sees many marriage proposals due to its magical and romantic view. Take your loved one and just admire the panorama together.
You can also take a cruise on the Vltava river and see the many historical buildings and monuments from a different perspective, including Chearles Bridge.
- Feel like a princess/prince at Prague Castle
This is one of the most popular attractions in Prague and can be observed from Charles Bridge summoning you to visit. Within its walls lies a varied and fascinating collection of historic buildings, museums and galleries that are home to some of the Czech Republic’s greatest artistic and cultural treasures.
It appears to be the world largest ancient castle. Entry to the grounds of the castle are free although many buildings such as the St. Vitus cathedral, Basillica of St. George and Golden Lane can be visited with a combined entry ticket.
More info on tickets: https://www.hrad.cz/en/prague-castle-for-visitors/tickets
- Indulge yourself with the best chocolate in town
Yes, you may not be aware of that, but Prague hosts a chocolate museum right in the middle of the city, called Choco Story. Discover the entire history of cacao drink and chocolate, dating back to the mythical Aztecs. As a plus, (I hope this info still applies) you get to make your very own praline at the end of the visit and take it home with you. Yummy!
PS: Admission ticket for adults is 270 CZK which means around 10 Eur.
- Enjoy a large Czech beer
I do not know how I left this part at the end since drinking a large beer in Prague is mandatory. I am not the biggest beer lover in the world, but this experience should be put on your list while visiting the city. My favorite one was Staropramen and I sure tasted it a lot in my 5 days in Prague.
PS: Ladies, do not worry it is not very lady-like to drink beer. In Prague you will be considered weirder if you order a bottle of water 😀
- Stop and stare at Wencelas Square
Here was my first encounter with Prague and I must say I was amazed. It was April, so flowers blossomed everywhere, the city was packed with colorful tulips that made everything look even more amazing. I had my two girls by my side and we were ready to enjoy the city. I bet this square looks even better with Christmas decorations.
PS: Here you can always find tasty street food if you do not want to waste time and explore the city more.
- Observe the stunning Prague architecture
One thing I loved most about Prague was its lovely architecture and well preserved old buildings. The Old Town is full of gems so go and wander around. Do not forget to take a big scarf with you to protect yourself from the cold. Another popular tourist attraction in terms of architecture is the Dancing House which was completed in 1996. The very non-traditional design was controversial at the time because the house stands out among the Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings for which Prague is so famous around the world.
- Admire Lennon Wall
If you are into street art, this is the place for you. Beatles fans from all over the world come to pay their homage to the popular group. The wall has been covered in John Lennon and The Beatles graffiti, lyrics and quotations since the 1980s, creating such a colorful spot in Prague.
*** As a plus, I do have one more recommendation for Prague, but it is more suitable for spring and summer: take a city tour in a convertible vintage car. I do not think there is a better way to enjoy the city on sunny weather. An hour ride for 4 persons will cost around 70 EUR.
*** History lovers will be happy in Prague since you have many museums to visit: Museum of Communism, KGB Museum or Museum of Medieval Torture. You can also witness the old Jewish Ghetto where the Jews were exiled when they banned them from living anywhere else in the city.
That being said, I hope you will have a marvelous time in Prague and I am waiting to see all your beautiful photos! Do not forget to tag me in your Instagram photos and stories so I will be able to check them out!! ❤
Blonde around the World ❤
*** All pictures without the Blonde around the World watermark from this travel blog are from Google. All the credit goes to the rightful owners.