Few places in the world can match Prague’s Old World charm and history. It is one of Europe’s best- preserved cities having escaped the major bombing of the last century’s World Wars. It is both Art Nouveau and medieval, pastel facades and Baroque architecture – truly a photographer’s delight. While there are still some stark reminders of the Communist era, you can easily feel like you’re strolling through the 18th century. And don’t forget to drop in to a local pub to enjoy the hearty food and good pilsner beer! Here are our top 10 things to see and do in Prague on your next vacation.
1. Charles Bridge – Top 10 Things to See and Do in Prague
This historic stone bridge was commissioned in 1342 and connects Old Town to the district called the Little Quarter (diplomatic district) at the base of Prague Castle across the Vltava River. The bridge is almost seven football fields long and is lined with lanterns and 30 statues of saints, bookmarked by medieval towers at each end. A walk across the bridge is especially enjoyable in the evening when the lanterns are on and the iconic view of Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral are lit up in the background and reflected in the Vltava River below.
Address: Karlův most, 110 00 Praha 1, Czechia
Construction started: 1357