5 Things to See in Prague


Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and although it may not pop in your mind as a top destination, it does boast quite a bit of charm. If you’re considering a visit to Prague, or even just plan on passing through en route to another destination, here are 5 things to see while you’re there:

Stand Watch at The Old Town Hall Astronomical Clock The Astronomical Clock is built into one side of the Old Town Hall Tower and it dates back to 1410. It is the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one that is still working. What draws the tourists to it is not just its complex construction, but also that every hour between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. the figurines of the twelve apostles appear via a trap door in the clock.

Visit The Prague Castle – Dubbed one of the largest fortresses in the world, the Prague Castle is the roughly the span of seven football fields. On the grounds you will find royal residences, churches and gardens and the must see St. Vitus Cathedral. The cathedral is filled with Art Nouveau stained-glass windows and houses the tomb of St. John of Nepomuk.

Take a walk on Charles Bridge – This is Prague’s most stunning bridge and it is lined with 30 Baroque statues and spans 1,700 feet. The best time to visit is at sunrise before the crowds all but takeover the area.

Relish in the splendor of the State Opera – Considered a steal for the ticket prices, many tourists who visit the State Opera have said that the beauty and the sounds that come from this opera house are simply majestic.

Finally, have a pint in a cellar bar – Take a break from the tourist hot spots and visit a cellar bar. Many of the cellar bars are set in historic buildings that will simply leave you in awe.


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