Prague, considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is known as the city of 100 towers, is one of the best day trips you must take once in life. Its historical center, Staré Město, is a world heritage site unsurpassed, with Old Town Square as a reference.
We can also say that it is one of the most visited cities in the world, although despite the number of queues and people who are focused on the most important places, if you travel at certain times of the day, So away from the crowd, you can enjoy all its charm.
Here We have made a list of 7 best day trip from Prague:
1. Old Town Square
The Old Town Square is the jewel of Prague, and the Astronomical Clock located in the Old Town Hall is the star of this square. This 15th-century clock is one of the most famous in the world, with every hour you can see the figures of the twelve apostles, including four more characters:
Turks, Greed, Pride, and Death. The highlight of the clock is below, representing the astronomical calendar. Although it is challenging to take a picture without people, it is not impossible, especially if you get up early.
I have highly recommended a climb to the Tower of the Old Town Hall, from where you will have one of the best views of Prague and its historical center. You can book the entrance to the city hall in advance here.
Tower Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. And Monday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.
2. Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge is another essential place to visit in Prague. It is a medieval bridge of the 14th century with 15 impressive sculptures on each side connecting the Old City (Stare Mesto) with the Small City (Mala Sthal).
One of the 30 statues of the bridge is in place of San Juan Nepomuceno, the patron saint of Bohemia, where it is said to have been thrown into the water by the king’s command.
It may take some time to cross this bridge at the Vltava in peak times as the number of people coming from both the neighborhoods is very high.
It is best to travel at night or on the first morning when travelers have already visited the city, and it is practically alone for you.
A great option to learn the history of the city and to remember nothing of the historic center is to book this full tour of Prague or this free tour of Prague Free !, as one of the two best tours of Prague with a guide in Spanish is believed.
3. Jewish Quarter
The Jewish Quarter of Prague or Josefov is located in the old part of the city; although not much is left of the charm of the old neighborhood, it is worth your visit to see the cemetery and six synagogues.
The Old Jewish Cemetery is one of the necessary visits to the neighborhood, where you can see how in a small space, stone cemeteries are stacked arbitrarily, one on top of the other. One of the essential trips in this neighborhood is to see one of the 6 Synagogues: Alta, Old-New, Clausen, Massel, Espola, and Pincus. We especially recommend visiting the Spanish Synagogue, in the Moorish style, or Old-New Synagogue, one of the oldest in Europe.
If you are interested in the history of Josefov, we recommend that you book this tour in the Jewish neighborhood with a guide in Spanish that includes the entrance to the most critical synagogues and cemeteries.
Rotation Time: Monday to Friday and Sunday from 09:00 to 16:30. From April to October, it closes at 6:00 p.m. Saturday closed.
It is worth paying the entrance fee by merely visiting its impressive baroque library. Its thousands of book and manuscript journeys on its high shelves, with ceiling frescoes and globes distributed throughout the room, create one of the images that, of course, you will not forget about the trip.
Clementine is a large complex of historic buildings where in addition to the library, you can see the Chapel of Mirrors, Astronomical Tower, Meridian Hall, Treasure Hall area, Church of San Salvador, and Church of San Clemente.
They also evoke views from the Astronomical Tower to Prague Castle, one of the best in this area of the city. The only problem with the site is that it can only be viewed with a guided tour in English. They start at 10:00 am, they occur every half an hour, and there is no need to book.
Rotation time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm every day. From April to October, they close at 7:00 pm.
5. Monte Petrin
Climbing Mount Petrin, relaxing in its park, and enjoying its scenery is one of the best things to do in Prague. You can easily climb exclusively from the Mala Strana neighborhood, near Prague Castle.
The Petrine Tower is reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower, and its 63 meters high they give you one of the best views of Prague, allowing both day and night. Another attraction of the mountain is the maze of mirrors, especially if you travel with children, and an impressive library of the Straw Monastery is recommended.
Special Events: Every day from 9:00 to 11:30 pm. With a frequency of 15 minutes.
6. Steyr Mesto and Powder Tower
Steyr Mesto, an old part of the city, where it is lost in the medieval squares of its streets and sunsets, is one of the wonders of Prague. In this neighborhood, you will find many medieval towers out of which the Powder Tower stands outside, one of the oldest buildings in Stare Mesto and a place to visit in Prague.
The Gothic style was built in the fifteenth century and was initially called the New Tower and was one of the entrances to the Great Wall enclosing the city. Over time it became a powder warehouse, hence its current name. There is an exhibition in the town inside, although the most exciting thing is the climb to the top of the tower from where you will have panoramic views of the entire historical center of the city.
Rotation time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm every day. March and October are closed at 8:00 pm from April to September; they are closed at 10 pm.
7. Nove Mesto and Dancing House
Although Nove Mesto means New Town, this neighborhood dates from the medieval era and is one of the best places to visit in Prague. In this area, the historic Wenceslas Square stands out, resembling a broad avenue full of hotels and restaurants, in which the National Museum building stands. Other impressive buildings are the State Opera, the National Theater, and the Museum of Communism.
Our favorite building is the Dancing House, which is filled with the neighborhood’s classic architecture, baroque, gothic, and art nouveau buildings. Initially, it was called the Fred and Ginger Bhawan, as the house represents two dancers, in this case, the famous Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. In the end, the movement’s controversial architect Frank Gehry opted for the name Dancing House. You cannot go to the interior because the offices occupy it.
What’s more, there you have it, parents. The most fundamental trips to take from Prague on the off chance that you have the opportunity to do as such. We plan to have roused you to take in any event one of these best day trips. Tell us your musings underneath. As consistently upbeat ventures, and we’ll see you out and about!