Explore the rich and compelling history that is Prague — known as the “city of a hundred spires.” Its picturesque houses, charming markets, and striking architecture lend to its fairytale landscape. Get lost wandering cobblestone streets and discover the city’s hidden cultural treasures.


Prague Castle

The largest castle complex in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Prague Castle has been home to Czech kings and Holy Roman emperors for over a thousand years. Built high atop a cliff called Hradčany, it remains the oldest medieval settlement in Prague. Now the seat of the Czech President, the castle houses a number of buildings, churches, and palaces — including the iconic Saint Vitus Cathedral, which dates back to 930 AD. The adjacent building is the Old Royal Palace, housing Vladislav Hall — the site of the defenestration of two catholic imperial emissaries which prompted Europe’s greatest religious conflict, The Thirty Years’ War. Other notable sights include the medieval pathway of goldsmith shops called Golden Lane, the Romanesque Basilica of St. George, and the Royal Garden commissioned by Habsburg Emperor Ferdinand I.

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Charles Bridge

One of Prague’s most iconic landmarks, this magnificent Gothic stone bridge traverses the Vltava River, connecting the city’s Old Town with the Lesser Town (Malá Strana). Construction began in 1357 under Bohemian King Charles IV. The bridge is lined with 30 Baroque and classical statues which were added during the late 17th-19th centuries. Touching the foot of the most famous statue, St. John of Nepomuk (the Czech martyr saint who was killed by being thrown from the bridge) is said to bring good luck and ensure your return to Prague. Steeped in legend, it is said that eggs were mixed into the mortar used between the sandstone blocks to fortify the bridge. Today, the pedestrian thoroughfare is teeming with tourists and brimming with souvenir vendors, musicians, and sketch artists — making for a beautiful dawn or sunset stroll with a breathtaking view of Prague Castle.


Old Town Square &

Astronomical Clock

Once the center for medieval trade, the Old Town Square is the most visited site in Prague. It includes the fairytale spires of the Gothic Týn Cathedral, said to be the inspiration for Walt Disney’s castle in Sleeping Beauty, the world-famous 15th-century astronomical clock, and the Baroque Church of St. Nicholas. Visitors can roam this lively square, filled with multiple museums, cafés, and shops. Don’t miss the horse-drawn carriages or the traditional, cinnamon sweet pastry, Trdelník.

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Jewish Quarter

Nestled behind the Rudolfinum is Prague’s historic Jewish Quarter (also called Josefov), dating back to the 13th century. Also home to the birthplace of renowned Czech author, Franz Kafka, the district is made up of six synagogues, including the Old New Synagogue, the Jewish Cemetery, the Spanish Synagogue, and imbued with the mystical legend of Golem. These historical monuments are a part of what is now the Jewish Museum, where visitors can tour the entire quarter. No trip to Prague is complete without a visit to this important landmark.


John Lennon Wall

One of Malá Strana’s many winding side streets will lead you to a secluded square, defined by a mural of weathering graffiti, political messages, and Beatles’ lyrics. In the spirit of John Lennon — lauded for his peaceful activism — young Czechs were inspired to use the wall as a canvas to protest the Communist Regime in the 1980s with peace messages and images. Owned by the Knights of Malta, the wall remains a symbol of love and harmony, continuously undergoing change as visitors make their own contributions.

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Church of Our Lady Victorious

This church was founded by the Carmelite order and dates back to the early 17th century. It houses the famous Infant Jesus of Prague statue — known for its miraculous healing powers. The figure, made by a Spanish monk, was first brought to Prague by Maria Manrique de Lara y Mendoza — the Spanish wife of the Chancellor of Bohemia, Vrastislav of Pernštejn — who later gifted the statue as a wedding gift to her daughter, Polyxena Lobkowicz. In 1628, Polyxena donated the doll to the Carmelite church. Today, the restored and preserved figure has garnered worldwide reverence, beckoning the pilgrimage of Catholics and miracle seekers. It’s robes are changed for liturgical purposes, with an exhibited display of donated garments by various heads of state.


Strahov Monastery

Strahov Monastery was founded in 1143 by the Bishop of Olomouc, Jindrich Zdík, establishing a Premonstratensian community in Prague. Marvel at the beautiful fresco ceilings in Strahov Library, boasting an impressive collection of medieval manuscripts and a Cabinet of Curiosities. Walk through the transept of the Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary or meander through the monastery's tranquil grounds for a peaceful end to a long day of sightseeing.