This post has been a long time coming! We actually went to Prague in June 2018 and I had such a busy summer that year that I just didn’t get around to putting this post together. Lately I’ve had quite a few people ask me questions about my trip to Prague so I thought I would sit down and put this together. Because Prague is absolutely one of my all time favourite cities – it’s the kind of city that looks like it’s straight out of a fairytale. To fit all of these places in I would recommend staying for at three – four days. So here it finally is, a compilation of my most memorable moments and the prettiest places in Prague…
Enjoying the Prettiest Rainbow Hued Architecture
As soon as we set foot in Prague we were amazed by the beautiful, colourful architecture. You can just wonder the streets and find pretty spots in every direction. But some of the most rainbow hued places that stand out in my memory are:
- Dancing House: A building that was designed to look like two people dancing. I’m not actually sure what’s inside, I think you can have drinks on the rooftop. But we just walked past it while we were out and about to have a look at the outside.
- Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul: A bit of a hidden gem this basilica is a little bit out of the way but I just had to see it’s beautiful pink door with my own eyes. I would also recommend having a look at the stunning interior too. It was also the perfect spot to stop for an ice-cream break.
- Jerusalem Synagogue: Located in the Jewish Quarter this synagogue brightens up the whole street with it’s colourful facade. You can go inside but I just wandered by to see the outside.
Eating a Trdelník (Chimney Cake) by the Charles Bridge
If you aren’t familiar with the popular Czech dessert Trdelnik, you will be after a trip to Prague. Little shops selling this ice-cream cone, donut hybrid are dotted throughout the city. We picked one in the little pocket of shops by the Charles Bridge.
Exploring Prague Castle in the Peace of the Morning
The castle is (obviously) a very popular place to visit and gets quite crowded later in the day. We really enjoyed getting there early at around 9am and having the place to ourselves. Some of the areas don’t open up until 10am, but because we were already there it meant we were the first ones in! The streets leading up to the castle are also really pretty to wander around afterwards.
Standing within the Dreamy Interior of St. Nicholas Church (Vršovice)
This is one church I went searching for because I’d seen some pictures of the inside and it looked incredible. It was one of the dreamiest church interiors I’ve ever seen and I could have stood inside for hours just taking it all in.
Relaxing in a Row Boat in the Vltava River
When you’re walking by the river you’ll see little row boats dotted all across the water. When we had a spare few hours one afternoon we decided to rent one of the boats from near Legion Bridge and loved floating around on the water taking in the views of the city.
Wandering Old Town Square
Old Town Square is another spot that gets crazy crowded as the day goes on, so if you can get here at 9am you’ll have a much clearer view of everything the square has to offer. Famous landmarks include the Church of Our Lady before Tyn and the Astronomical Clock (which was unfortunately under construction when we visited).
Seeking out the most Fairytale Worthy views of Prague
One of my favourite parts about exploring Prague was seeking out the prettiest views of the city. With oodles of rooftop bars and lookout points there is plenty to choose from. But these are the four view points I loved the most:
- T-Anker Restaurant: One of the few rooftops in downtown central Prague that anyone can access. While this place offers stunning, flower-framed views over central Prague, the food isn’t amazing, so I’d recommend going after lunch for a drink. It’s located on top of a large department store called Kotva. A large, black and geometrical building. Once you arrive, you have to take an elevator outside the department store (but still attached to the building). There is a sign pointing towards the elevator, so be on the lookout for that.
- Gardens below the Prague Castle: You have to buy a ticket to get into these pretty gardens. Inside you will find a peaceful oasis with sweeping stairs that take you up to a platform with endless rooftop views across the city. Lovely for some time out in the afternoon.
- Terrace U Prince: This would have to be my very favourite view, probably because we were also there at sunset and the lighting was beautiful. It’s even been voted as one of the most impressive rooftop restaurants in the world by some and so does get booked out. I’d recommend reserving a table for sunset in advance.
- Metronome: This final lookout was a bit of an adventure to find, because it isn’t actually at the Metronome. You keep following a path up and along the hilltop until you find the view you like! I loved being up here when all the lights of the city went on and you could see all the bridges lined up along the river.
Is there any other spots in Prague that you loved? Let me know in the comments below!