I’ve been dreaming of visiting Prague for a few years now. During the Christmas break, S and I decided to visit since it’s only a 3 hour drive away from his hometown in Bavaria, Germany where we were visiting family for Christmas. We happened to be in Prague during the first snowy spell of the season which made for an atmospheric (if chilly) winter getaway.
We managed to fit in a lot of sightseeing during our 4-day trip to the Czech capital. There’s so much to see and do in this UNESCO World Heritage Site – we’ll certainly have to come back again! Here are some of my personal sightseeing recommendations:
Sightseeing in Prague
The historic centre of Prague is the Old Town Square. We caught the last few days of the Prague Christmas Market when we were there so the square was decorated with Christmas booths selling souvenirs and snacks as well as an enormous decorated Christmas tree.
We also couldn’t miss the famous Astronomical Clock located on the Old Town Hall. The Prague Astronomical Clock is the third oldest in the world and the oldest one still in working order. Despite being named one of the most overrated sights in Europe, we found the clock to be lovely indeed and definitely worth a look. You can also climb the tower for 360 degree views of the city, but the weather wasn’t so great when we were there so we skipped it.
The Jewish Quarter of Prague is located between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River. Known as Josefov, this quarter dates back to the 13th century and is home to 6 synagogues, including the famous Spanish Synagogue and the Old New Synagogue, as well as the Old Jewish Cemetery.
Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral
Not to be missed is a visit to Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The castle is really more of a walled complex and offers lovely views of the river and city below.Continue Reading