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Sightseeing in Prague is a fascinating experience, as it is a city steeped in history and teeming with sightseeing opportunities that will appeal to just about any kind of visitor. From medieval castles to museums and dancing buildings, this dynamic city is a treasure trove of attractions. And in addition to all the cultural sightseeing, Prague has a famously fun nightlife to keep travellers busy until the early hours. Prague is called the City of a Thousand Spires, and a trip to the extensive Castle District (Hradeany) or simply along the cobblestone streets around the Old Town Square will reveal why. The Czech Republic actually has one of the highest densities of castles and keeps in the world, and many of these gems are in Prague. Travellers can also shop at the local markets and visit the hill of Vysehrad, thought to have been the first inhabited area of Prague. Culture vultures and history buffs will love the Museum of Communism as well as the Jewish Museum, while the medieval Astronomical Clock will captivate anybody with a mind for the mechanical. Visitors planning on doing a lot of sightseeing should consider purchasing the Prague Card. It will allow free access to more than 50 of the city's top attractions, discounted entry to others, unlimited use of public transport, and discounts on a number of city tours. The cost of the card varies depending on how many days it's valid for. Travellers can buy the card online or at about 24 travel agencies and tourist offices in Prague.

St Vitus Cathedral

The Castle District

The Castle District stretches across the top of the hill overlooking the city, and incorporates the best churches and museums in Prague. It is set around three courtyards, immaculate gardens, fortifications and state apartments. The dominant feature is St Vitus Cathedral, which occupies most...  see full details

St Vitus Cathedral interior

St Vitus Cathedral

Situated within the Castle Complex, St Vitus Cathedral is an elegant but domineering French Gothic structure. With its spires soaring above the ramparts, it is the county's largest church, and contains numerous side chapels, frescoes, tombstones and beautiful stained-glass windows. It literally sparkles with...  see full details

Karluv Most

Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

Visitors to Prague enjoy photographing The Charles Bridge more than any other feature in the city. Built to replace the Judith Bridge (which had been washed away by floods in 1342), its construction began in 1357 and concluded in the 15th Century. Up until...  see full details

Old Town Square

Old Town Square

The heart of the old city and its marketplace since the 11th century, Prague's Old Town Square still hosts a variety of markets, the favourites being the whimsical annual Christmas markets. In the centre is the odd Art Nouveau monument to the religious...  see full details

The Old Jewish Cemetery

The Jewish Museum

Situated in the old Jewish Quarter, The Jewish Museum's exhibitions are spread over a variety of buildings and synagogues, including the Maisel, Spanish, Klausen and Pinkas Synagogues, the Ceremonial Hall, the Old Jewish Cemetery, the Robert Guttmann Gallery and the Education and Culture Centre....  see full details

Paddle steamer under Vysehrad rock


Sitting on a hill above the Vltava River, The Vysehrad Citadel has played an important part in Czech history for over 1000 years, serving as a royal residence, religious centre and military fortress. Today, many still view it as Prague's spiritual home. The citadel's...  see full details

Museum of Communism

Museum of Communism

The Museum of Communism is dedicated to presenting an account of the post-World War Two communist regime in Czechoslovakia, and Prague in particular. The museum covers the totalitarian regime from its inception in 1948 until its collapse in 1989. Essentially, it offers an eye-opening...  see full details

Milunic and Gehry's Dancing House

Milunic and Gehry's Dancing House

This unique building is so famous, the Czech National Bank issued a coin featuring its likeness in 2005. It was the final piece in the bank's '10 Centuries of Architecture' series. Designed by Croatian-born Czech architect Vlado Milunic together with renowned Canadian architect Frank...  see full details

Franz Kafka Museum

Franz Kafka Museum

Born in Prague in 1883, renowned author, Franz Kafka, would later refer to the city as his 'dear little mother with claws'. This museum delves into why, covering Prague's influence on the man and his most famous works, including The Metamorphosis and The Trial....  see full details