10 places to see in Prague in 2-3 days

Prague Castle

Prague Castle is one of the most beautiful sights you’ll see in Prague and one of the most impressive castles in Europe since it’s one of the biggest medieval castles left standing!

The Prague Castle is beautiful to look at and, most importantly, it houses the Czech treasures (Czech Crown Jewels) of former Bohemian kings such as coronation vestments, a gold reliquary cross and the Crown of Saint Wenceslas.

The castle is huge and boasts stunning grounds and a beautiful climbable spire that offers great panoramic views of Prague and the Vltava River. The most popular attraction, though, about Prague castle is the changing of the guard ceremony that happens every hour on the hour. If you can make it, be sure to attend the guard ceremony at noon to see the brass orchestra play.

Saint Vitus Cathedral

Right after seeing the Prague Castle you cannot miss visiting the stunning Gothic cathedral of Saint Vitus since it's located within the Prague Castle complex.

Saint Vitus Cathedral boasts an awe-inspiring rose window, lovely stained-glass works and gorgeous flying buttresses. Inside the cathedral, you can see the tombs of Bohemian Kings and other famous holy figures such as John of Nepomuk.

Prague Astronomical Clock

The Prague Astronomical Clock is one of the oldest medieval clocks left in the world and it’s no doubt, one of the most visited tourist attractions in Prague. This impressive medieval clock is located on the Old Town Hall (right in the heart of the Old Town) and features a mechanical clock and astronomical dial all in perfect working order.
10 places to see in Prague in 2-3 days

The main attraction about Prague’s Astronomical Clock is the statues depicting the cardinal virtues (Death, Greed, Vanity and Temperance) and the Apostles that become animated every hour on the hour. Besides taking photos of the clock, you also must go inside the Old Town Hall for a 45-mintue guided tour that includes climbing to the top of the clock tower.

Spanish Synagogue

The Spanish Synagogue is also one of the 10 places to see in Prague in 2-3 days because it’s one of the best examples of Moorish architectural influence in the Czech Republic. The synagogue boasts a beautiful exterior and an exuberant interior but what’s most curious about this synagogue is that despite its name it was never used by a Spanish religious congregation.

The synagogue is, in fact, used by a Reform Jewish congregation who has on display an interesting exhibit on the history of Jewish people in Czech Republic during the Second World War.

Petrin Tower

Nicknamed “Prague's little Eiffel”, Petrin Tower is one of the most popular landmarks you can see in Prague  because of its resemblance to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Petrin Tower is actually just 200ft tall but because of its location on a huge hill (Petrin Hill) its overall height is over 1200ft, which makes Petrin Tower the best vantage point in Prague to enjoy views over the city. By the way, the climb to the top is a little strenuous so it's a good idea to hop on the Petrin Funicular from the Mala Strana district.

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge is another famous landmark in Prague that connects Prague Castle to Prague’s old town. Charles Bridge is really a joy to walk especially during the summer months when local buskers and vendors set up their souvenir stalls along the bridge.

Of course, taking photos of the bridge is a must, thought to get the best views of the bridge you'll want to climb to one of the bridge’s two towers - the Old Town bridge tower and the Lesser Town bridge tower - to get a nice views over Charles Bridge, the Vltava River and the old town.

Lobkowicz Palace Museum

The Lobkowicz Palace is also part of the Prague Castle complex and it’s another excellent place in Prague where you can enjoy an interesting tour to see how the wealthy of the day lived.

In this case, you get to tour the residence of the Lobkowicz family and see on display all the stuff they collected throughout the years such as paintings, weapons, musical instruments and rare music manuscripts. Best bit about visiting the Lobkowicz Palace, though, is that the admission fee ($30) to the palace grants you access to the daily classical concerts held every day at 1pm in the palace’s beautiful Concert Room.

National Marionette Theatre

While in Prague, you certainly have to make time to see a classic puppet show at the National Marionette Theatre such as the Magic Flute and Don Giovanni (two of the most popular classical puppet shows).

Even if you aren’t looking to see a puppet show, there’s a cool Marionette museum inside the National Marionette Theatre that you simply cannot miss seeing because of all the beautiful collections of old and modern marionettes on display. Best of all, you also get to see the machinery workings of a real puppet theatre stage. By the way, if you want to see a real ballet performance or opera show, it's best you head to the State Opera Theater.

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