Prague in one day

Spending a day in Prague without failing in the attempt.

Visiting Prague can be the equivalent of stepping into a fairy tale. In the capital of the Czech Republic, also known as the “city of 100 towers”, we will find surprises through its winding cobblestone streets. Here’s how to take advantage of it in one day.

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Sightseeing in Prague

Immerse yourself in its historical treasures

The visit to Prague can begin at the Charles Bridge, whose first stone is said to have been placed in a very specific place, chosen by Emperor Charles IV, to guarantee the bridge’s resistance during the following centuries. Then, we can walk along the Vltava River, passing by the Prague Castle, to reach the Old Town Square.


In this square is the famous Prague Astronomical Clock, which is more than 500 years old, and stands out for its picturesque stamp. It is the oldest astronomical clock in the world that is still in use.


On the other hand, no visit to Prague would be complete without stopping at Wenceslas Square. This is one of the busiest places in the city, and is well known for containing a statue of St. Wenceslas sitting on a horse.

Sightseeing in Prague

Incredible views of Prague

Petřín Hill is one of the places where locals flock to appreciate Prague from above. For better views, you can visit the watchtower at the top. Letná Park is another place to see Prague from a different perspective.

For a beautiful panoramic view of Prague, head to the Prague TV tower, which is the tallest structure in the city, known for being decorated with sculptures of babies, rising and falling. If you like architecture, do not hesitate to visit the Dancing House, a deconstructivist jewel much admired.

If you have time, visit the historic Vyšehrad fortress. The first Czech rulers settled here in the 10th century, and the Vyšehrad cemetery is the final resting place of many famous Czechs.


Some must-see statues

Franz Kafka’s head is a 10-meter-high kinetic sculpture, and has quickly become a tourist attraction. It is also possible to appreciate the famous statue of Sigmund Freud hanging from a hand, made by David Černý.

However, it is important to look it up to appreciate it correctly. When this statue was erected, people thought it was a real man attempting suicide and many of them reported it to the police. In fact, this is one of the most striking works of art in the city.

Finally, the Monument to the Victims of Communism, installed in 2002, pays tribute to the people repressed or killed during the political regime of the former Czechoslovakia between 1948 and 1989.

In conclusion, Prague may not be a large city, as other European capitals are, but this does not mean that it has little to offer. This city knows how to perfectly combine a romantic air of bygone times with an increasingly remarkable modernity, so that any visitor will appreciate it from beginning to end, beyond visiting it for a single day.

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