Prague is bursting at the seams with things to do. Highbrow pursuits rival opportunities for more frivolous entertainment. Whether you choose the city’s rich musical heritage or simply enjoy a pint of Pilsner in one of its legendary beer cellars, this is the city where there really is something for everyone.
This carefully selected walk covers all the most important sights of Prague, and seeing it with a great guide is like having the past suddenly rise to the surface. We stroll around the famous historical Prague quarters – Old Town, Jewish Quarter, Lesser Town and Prague Castle.
No matter where you turn in this city, there is always something going on to catch the imagination. From classical concerts in grand buildings to smooth jazz in smoky bars, and from pumping nightclubs through to traditional old pubs, everyone will find something that they love in this cosmopolitan city.
With its world-class productions of opera, ballet and classical music, its exceptionally beautiful and historic venues and its incredibly affordable ticket prices, it’s no surprise that Prague is one of the world’s true cultural hubs. So it would be a shame to visit the Czech capital without taking in a show. Prague’s musical history is a rich and varied one. Not only is the city renowned for producing some of history’s great composers, including Antonin Dvořák or Bedřich Smetana, but it also attracted great composers from overseas, like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (who premièred Don Giovanni in the city in 1787).
Although Prague is a beautiful city no matter what time of day, it’s especially enchanting by night. When the sun goes down, twinkling lights illuminate the city’s ancient buildings, which are best seen from the Vlatva River running through the city’s centre. On our Prague river cruise, you’ll travel down the Vlatva, passing famous sights like the Charles Bridge, the Lesser Town, the Church of St Nicolas, Prague Castle and the National Theatre – all while enjoying dinner and live music on board. Dinner is a buffet of both hot and cold dishes, and you’ll also get a welcome drink included in the cruise price.
Prague is considered by many to one of the most romantic cities in the world, with images of streetlights reflecting brightly in the Vltava River springing instantly to mind. This air of romance has inspired many of the world’s greatest musicians and artists to visit and even stay here, such as Mozart, Beethoven and Dvorak.
If you are on a low budget, Prague is a great place for you to come. It is essentially one large open air museum, which is open every day of the year and is completely free! People watching is something that many people love to do in Prague, and the best place for this is the Jan Hus Monument, which is in the Old Town Square. Tourists flock here and you might even be able to hear some of the commentary from one of the many tour groups that are found in the area.
“Full day in Prague on foot, by river boat and by tram.” Daily at 10am; lasts 6 hours. As we stroll around the Jewish Ghetto we can look into Jewish traditions and history. The ghetto is formed of small houses and narrow alleys and attracts tourists with its unique monuments – the Old Jewish Cemetery, the Old-New Synagogue (still in use), and the Jewish Museum.
Prague after dark offers a wide range of places where you can party all night, or opt for a more relaxed evening with a trip to a theatre, art-house cinema or jazz club. Entertainment also takes the shape of art museums and galleries, operas and orchestras, arena concerts, with a calendar year jam-packed with festivals celebrating everything from the wine harvest to Techno, Rave and African dance. We’ve rounded up the best of Prague nightlife, collecting tips, picks and advice from travellers, to bring you an insider’s guide to a night on the town.
Maybe you think that all the architectural buildings, museums and galleries will have little interest for children. Don’t worry, there are plenty of fun activities that will keep children happy, and maybe even amuse their parents. If your children are under six, entrance to most museums and public transport is free. If you are thinking about taking your children to restaurants it is good to know that a growing number of eateries now offer children’s menus.
Prague has played host to a huge amount of different composers in its long history. Mozart visited here often, as did Haydn and Tchaikovsky, with the former even naming one of his pieces after the city. It isn’t just visitors to the city who have put Prague on the classical map though, as there are a number of composers to have been born in the country, with the most famous of these being the world renowned Dvorak.
There are a lot dance and music clubs in Prague but as opposed to the bars, most of the popular late-night clubbing venues exist outside of the city center. Check out some of best clubs in Prague we have listed here for you. The best day to hit the night clubs is Thursday to Saturday, but in the centre you will never find a club empty. Don’t arrive before 10.30pm; that is our advice.