how to be a tourist in prague

  1. Climb the Powder Tower (Prašná brána) for a 360 view of Prague. There were only four people up there for the 20-30 minutes we were there. I think it’s because the entrance is hidden, so a lot of people give up on looking for it. Make sure you don’t pass this one up.
    Powder Tower 3
    Powder Tower

    Powder Tower 38
    View from the top of the Powder Tower
  2. Walk across the St. Charles Bridge and explore Old Town.
    Charles Square:Old Town 12
    View of Old Town from New Town

    Charles Square:Old Town 30
    Old Town
  3. Buy souvenirs from the Havelska Market (Havelské Tržiště). This is probably the cheapest place to buy gifts to bring back home. Plus, you’ll be able to bargain.

    Havelska Market 7
    Havelska Market
  4. Explore the largest ancient castle in the world, Prague Castle. Tip – certain areas require its own ticket, so be sure to research ahead of time to see where you want to visit. You can save some money by purchasing a combination ticket. The line looks long but don’t let it deter you; it moves fairly quickly.Prague Castle 18.JPG
  5. Don’t forget to pass through Hradcany Square as you’re visiting Prague Castle. It’s a good place for a photo op.Prague Castle 4
  6. Marvel at the St. Vitus Cathedral. If you’re lucky, it won’t closed like it was when I went.Prague Castle 59.JPG
  7. Shop at the Palladium. It’s one of the biggest shopping centers in the Czech Republic, with 170 restaurants.
  8. Shop some more Na Příkopě, one of Prague’s most popular streets.
  9. Tell time at the Prague Astronomical Clock. At the top of every hour, you’ll get to see the Apostles dance around the clock. A figure of Death (a skeleton) strikes the clock. It was fully functioning when I visited in December 2017, but at the time of this writing, it is under construction until October 2018.Prague Astronomical Clock:Old Town Square Christmas Market 5.JPG
  10. Get your steps in by walking up the 299 steps of the Petrin Tower (Petřínská Rozhledna). It’s a bit outside of the city centre, but the view from the top is well worth it.
    Petrin Tower 5
    I call it the Feiffel (fake Eiffel) Tower, since it resembles the Eiffel in Paris.

    Petrin Tower 16.JPG

  11. Climb the steps of St. Nicholas Church for another view from Prague. My advice would be to do this before you plan your Petrin Tower visit because the views from the top of St. Nick are nowhere near as impressive.

    St. Nicholas Church 10
    View from the top of St. Nicholas
  12. Add your own graffiti to the Lennon Wall, meant to symbolize peace and love.

    Lennon Wall 17
    PC: Yan Lu
  13. Instagram the Dancing House, which is known for its intentionally slanted structure/architecture.Dancing House 1

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