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Best Prague Sights, Tourist Attractions & Museums

This city is a wonder to watch; it is rich in history and culture, as well as in the beauty of the buildings that make up the city skyline. Being the capital and the largest city in the Czech Republic, it is never boring when it comes to what tourists should do when they get there. Spectacular Gothic cathedrals the art nouveau buildings, the medieval Old Town squares, and the monuments of communism, Prague indeed has something for everyone. Below are the highlights of adventures and places to visit in this incredible city of Prague.

Charles Bridge & John of Nepomuk Statue

The Old Town Square is the best known historical spot of the city and is the best place to start your tour of the city. The square has a history from the 12th century and has all kinds of building styles in it. The main attraction is a display of the astronomical clock at the Old Town Hall, which has a small performance of figures of the apostles and other moving sculptures every hour. It will be fun to be with the crowd that waits for the clock strike to have a view of this special gimmick.

Charles Bridge

The oldest bridge in the city, it stretches across the Vltava River and is comprised of 16 arches and has the name of Charles IV attached to it. This bridge was built in 1357 and it has adopted beautiful gothic baroque and renaissance designs in the pillar and towers area. Music and food stalls included during the daytime, the Charles Bridge provides a perfect picture of the Prague Castle perched on a hill at one end and the structures along the river at the other end.

The structures that stand out as some of the most important and iconic buildings in the city are Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral.

Stretched across the area of 57000 sqm, Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle complex in the entire world and dates back to the 9th century. Within this castle, one can find St. Vitus Cathedral, which is a true gothic architecture; and palaces, museums, gardens, and towers for visitors to enjoy. If not, you should not leave this place without visiting the changing of the guard ceremony outside the castle or exploring the houses of the Golden Lane – colorful and tiny, once built right in to the old castle walls. The beauty of it’s architecture and its history makes it a central tour attraction in Prague.

Jewish Quarter and the Old Jewish Cemetery

Jewish Ghetto in Prague is one of the oldest in Europe and has been around for almost a millennium. Today it is best known for the Old Jewish Cemetery, which saw burials of over one hundred thousand people because of space limitations. The cemetery has 12,000 tomb stones with the graves; it is a very eye-catching and interesting site to visit. Right next to the cemetery, there is a Jewish Museum that includes several synagogues, a Ceremonial Hall and a rather interesting Memorial dedicated to the Bohemian and Moravian Jews who were victims of the Holocaust.

Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square being the main street in New Town Prague, this square has acted as a political stage and venue for demonstrations and celebrations in the Czech Republic. Running parallel to the main road, it has commercial spaces such as shops, hotels, restaurants, the National Museum and the National Theater. It is a perfect place for shopping, having a meal or simply stroll and watch people and appreciate beautiful Neo-Classical style buildings which are located in one of the most vibrant areas of Prague.

John Lennon Wall

Lennon Wall is one of the most recognizable murals and pieces of street art, originally reflecting freedom and desire in the form of a simple graffiti dedicated to John Lennon in the 1980s. Human escalated it and continued to write over it with Beatles’ lyrics and political slogans even though authorities tried to wash it off several times. Today the John Lennon Wall embodies youth thoughts on such values as love and peace and has become filled with graffiti portraits, lyrics and other. It is an absolutely free of charge, very artistic and outwardly defiant of the norms in every sense of the word a perfect symbol of Prague.

Vyšehrad

Over the mentioned river, on the height, there is the place called Vyšehrad, which is a castle-defense construction of the 10th century. Today this complex contains the Gothic Vyšehrad Cemetery in which many Prague important citizens are laid to rest. Tourists are able to check the remains of the churches and cathedrals with the great number of architectural styles, to get the view from the fortress, and visit exhibitions in the Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument. It’s an old place giving a glimpse of what Prague looked like many years ago with a serene and romantic touch.

Mucha Museum

Often referred to as the Mucha Museum, this Museum is devoted to the art nouveau master Alphonse Mucha and has the biggest collection of his works. Among his most famous masterpieces are artistic works that hang on the walls, which replace ordinary decorative posters, paintings, drawings, photographs, and even personal belongings. Lovers of his special style and impact to the movement will appreciate the sequence in the museum collections extending through several floors of the gallery housed in a renovated Baroque palace.

And that summarizes the main fun or interesting things you would not want to miss when visiting this beautiful European city. This city is truly incredible with stunning architecture, historic sites dating back to the centuries and culturally incredible attractions at every turn. Here is the suggested list of recommendations that can assist you to get the most of Prague’s enchanting attractions.