The best things to do in Prague

The best things to do in Prague

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The best things to do in Prague

La rivière Vltava traverse Prague, la capitale de la République tchèque. La place de la vieille ville, le centre du quartier historique de la ville, est l’endroit où se trouvent les bâtiments baroques colorés, les églises gothiques et l’horloge astronomique médiévale, qui présente un spectacle animé toutes les heures. 

Cette zone est connue sous le nom de « la ville aux cent flèches » en raison de ses nombreuses flèches. Le pont piétonnier Charles, inauguré en 1402, est orné de statues de saints catholiques. Il y a beaucoup de choses à faire à Prague qui attirent l’attention des touristes.

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Top attractions and things to do in Prague

Some of the best attractions and things to do in Prague are listed below

Prague Castle

Prague Castle

This is one of the best things to do in Prague. Without visiting the Prague Castle and its accompaniments, a holiday in Prague would be incomplete. We quickly passed the security and entered the palace.  

Both the old quarter of Malistrana and the river are visible from Prague Castle, which stands proudly above the city. 

Prague Castle is not a castle in the traditional sense of a single structure with towers and turrets. Surrounding three main courtyards is a colossal collection (7 hectares or 18 acres) of palaces, St Vitus Cathedral, churches, the president's offices and houses, a monastery, museums and art galleries. Highlights include visits to St Vitus Cathedral, the former Royal Palace, St George's Basilica and the Golden Lane.

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge

Crossing the Vltava River is the Charles Bridge, which is only accessible on foot. From 1357 to 1841, it served as the only way to cross the river, thanks to its construction by King Charles IV.  

30 baroque sculptures can be found here, as well as many of today's vendors and artists. One of the most famous bridges in all of Europe is the Charles Bridge, which is perhaps the most popular activity in Prague. 

When visiting the city, crossing the Charles Bridge was first on the list of must-do activities. Take your time to explore the statues and old gothic gates while admiring the magnificent view of the Vltava River. The best times to visit are early in the morning or late in the evening as this pedestrian bridge can get very busy. It is also one of the best things to do in Prague.

Old Town Tower Bridge

Old Town Tower Bridge

For the best views of Prague, climb to the top of the Old Town Tower. The Old Town Bridge Tower, located at the entrance to the Old Town from the Charles Bridge, consists of 138 steps that lead to the observation gallery on the Old Town Square and was built during the reign of Emperor Charles IV, at the same time as the Charles Bridge. Built in 1383, the Gothic tower offers a breathtaking view of the Vltava River and the Old Town. Seeing Prague from the Old Tower is also one of the best things to do in Prague.

Astronomical clock in the old town hall

We walked through the old town to the Old Town Square, which houses the oldest continuously running astronomical clock in the world.

Horloge astronomique à l'ancien hôtel de ville

The "March of the Apostles", which features moving statues every hour, was added in 1410, as well as a calendar dial and an astronomical dial that shows the sun, moon and other astronomical information. It is famous among the best things to do in Prague.

The crowds are huge and the clock is ticking every hour. It was a great opportunity to watch the 12 Apostles perform their Apostles' March among other figures as we saw from our Segways, with their heads above the people. It's interesting to see this little piece of history. Here is an interesting fact: the oldest clock still in use is the Prague Astronomical Clock, which is the third oldest astronomical clock in the world.

Saint-Guy Cathedral

Saint-Guy Cathedral

The largest and most important Christian church in the Czech Republic is the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Vitus (Katedrala St. Vita), located on the grounds of Prague Castle. The tombs of countless saints and three Bohemian kings are also located here, as well as the seat of the Archbishop of Prague. Among the best things to do in Prague and the best attractions, this is one of them. 

The cathedral was begun in 1344 and took over 525 years to complete. It was built on the site of a Romanesque rotunda built in 925 AD and combines contemporary neo-Gothic and 14th century Gothic styles with Baroque and Renaissance influences. 

Monuments in Prague

Some of Prague's monuments are listed below

Powder Tower

Monuments in Prague

The Powder Tower, which can be seen in Prague's Old Town, once served as a fortress for the moat. Because it once housed gunpowder, the structure is known as the Powder Tower. Sorcerers were allowed to study alchemy here by the emperor in the 16th century, and the sacristy of St Vitus' Church was kept here in the 18th century. 

It has now become a museum displaying relics related to alchemy, astronomy and medieval art. Every day a large number of people pass through the Powder Tower and enter the Old Town. This well-known Prague landmark serves as a border. The Powder Tower is also famous among the best things to do in Prague.

Town Hall

Town Hall

The Old Town Hall, one of the most important structures in Prague, Czech Republic, was built in 1338. The complex of five medieval houses that make up this historic town hall is adorned with a large rectangular tower, an old astronomical clock and an oriel window with a Gothic-looking window. 

L’ancien hôtel de ville, avec ses beaux intérieurs, ses plafonds peints et son architecture gothique, continue d’être l’un des monuments historiques d’Italie. Les visiteurs de l’ancien hôtel de ville bénéficient également de la vue pittoresque de Prague depuis la galerie d’observation de la hauteur de 70 mètres de la tour. C’est aussi l’une des meilleures choses à faire à Prague.

John Lennon wall

John Lennon wall

In Prague, the Beatles' legacy extends a little further than it did among musicians and music lovers in general. John Lennon, known worldwide for his music advocating harmony and peace, heralded the beginning of a revolution in Prague in the 19th century. 

His death in 1980 effectively called the pacifist youth of Prague to this banal wall where they painted graffiti calling for a Czech free from the outdated regulations of the communist party. Since then, not only in the Czech Republic, but also in the rest of the world, this famous Prague landmark has gained enthusiasm as a bright symbol of peace and freedom. John Lennon Wall is also famous among the best attractions and things to do in Prague.

Best places to eat near Prague's monuments

Some of the best places to eat near Prague's monuments are listed below

Restaurant Pod Vézi

Restaurant Pod Vézi

Pont Charles Restaurant

Pont Charles Restaurant

Restaurant moyen

Restaurant moyen

Conclusion

There are many lovely places, monuments and things to do in Prague, some of which are mentioned above. Once you've been there, you'll want to return again and again. It will be a tour you will never forget.

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