Nicknamed the Conservatory of Europe, but also the City of a thousand towers, Prague is one of the most interesting European capitals to visit , thanks to the strange mix between Baroque buildings and more avant-garde elements: you pass by the Old Town, full of narrow streets and narrower passages, at the Charles Bridge, as romantic during the day as it is disturbing as soon as the fog rises over the Vltava, and then finally arrives at the New Town area, with long avenues and fashionable youth.

Prague is a multifaceted city that will be able to satisfy all tastes: from concert enthusiasts, to museum lovers, from visitors interested in the more cultural aspects of the city’s past, to those more likely to discover its lively night life. Let’s discover together the itinerary of Prague in 3 days .

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Day 1

1 – Morning: Male Namesti, Town Hall Square, Our Lady of Tyn, St. Nicholas Church, Town Hall Tower and Astronomical Clock
Our weekend in Prague begins in the historic center area, a few steps from the famous Town Hall Square. Just two streets away, is the small and secluded Male Namesti Square, with Gothic houses and a beautiful wrought iron well: there is no better place to have breakfast and start your first day of exploration. Stop for a coffee and a slice of cake at the nearby Bistro Monk , a place that offers a wide choice of sweet and savory at a cost of a few euros.
After having refreshed yourself, move to the Town Hall Square where Charles IV was once crowned and today there are some of the main attractions of the city: first of all, the famous Madonna del Tyn(open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00 with free access), the most important religious building in the city with the two towers (almost identical) that dominate the skyline. Inside, there are wonderful baroque altarpieces, altars and the Crucifixion exhibited in the tympanum of the north portal.
Next to it, the Church of San Nicola (open every day, from 10:00 to 16:00 with free access) represents a typical example of Prague Baroque , with the monumental façade and the vertical momentum due to the lack of space available. . If the exterior already amazes you with its beauty, the interior will not be outdone with valuable stuccoes and frescoes.
Finally, theTorre del Vecchio Municipio has a very curious astronomical clock , stormed by tourists who flock to it every hour waiting to admire the spectacle offered by the statuettes of the 12 apostles in movement . It is also possible to climb the Tower (cost of the climb € 3.00) to enjoy even more the magnificence of one of the most famous squares in the world.

2 – Afternoon: Jewish Cemetery, Old-New Synagogue, Jewish National Museum
Before continuing the tour, stop at the U Pivrnce restaurant, a local gastropub with a traditional menu but with rather original settings (average cost per person: € 20.00 ).
Then, head north towards the Jewish quarter of the city: here once was one of the most important Jewish communities in Europe, devastated following the events of the Second World War. The visit to the neighborhood can only start from the Old Jewish Cemetery, a set of 12,000 stems piled together in a chaotic manner, many of which are almost absorbed by the ground. The place is very touching, perhaps one of the most particular Jewish centers you will ever have the opportunity to see. (Open every day of the week, except Saturdays from 9:00 to 18:00. The entrance ticket costs about € 12.00 and includes access to the cemetery and other places related to the nearby Jewish community).
They are also nearbythe Old-New Synagogue, the oldest place of Jewish worship in Europe , and the National Jewish Museum which contains more than 1,000 years of history told with works of art, sacred objects and various audio-visual testimonies. All these attractions are included in the same combined ticket.

3 – Evening: Dinner, Letna Park
At the end of the visit, if you are not too tired, before having dinner we recommend you take a trip to Letna Park , on the other side of the river: from here you can admire a splendid panorama, especially the sunset time .
Not far from the park, returning to the shores of the Jewish quarter, stop for a meal at the Zlata Praha restaurant, which specializes in local cuisine with a wide range of international cuisine. The view from the terrace of the restaurant is truly incomparable (Estimated cost for a dinner: € 30.00)

In summary:

  • Distance covered : 2.1 km
  • Places visited : Male Namesti, Town Hall Square, Our Lady of Tyn, St Nicholas Church, Town Hall Tower and Astronomical Clock, Jewish Cemetery, Old-New Synagogue, Jewish National Museum, Letna Park
  • Recommended cards, tickets and tours: Prague: Jewish Quarter with admission tickets The best of Prague: bus, boat and walking tour Prague: 24 or 48-hour sightseeing bus and boat tour
  • Place to eat: Breakfast at Bistro Monk (Get directions), Lunch at U Pivrnce (Get directions), Dinner at Zlata Praha (Get directions)

Day 2

1 – Morning: John Lennon Wall, Castle (St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, Pinacoteca, Golden Lane, Royal Gardens)
The second day of exploration in the city begins a few steps from the famous Carlo bridge. To its left, there is an excellent café where you can have a delicious, cheap but, at the same time, healthy breakfast (also suitable for vegetarians and vegans): the Tricafe.
After eating, it’s time to finally cross the Charles Bridge, the oldest and most beautiful of the many in the city. The bridge has two rows of statues of saints, including the statue of St. John in the central part: it is said that the saint was thrown into the river at that point, as he refused to confess what the queen had revealed to him.
Once on the other bank, before heading towards the castle hill, take a quick jump to the John Lennon Wall: a colorful wall full of street artdedicated to the singer’s most famous quotes / songs. From here, head towards the ancient area of ​​the Castle, made up of multiple buildings: among these, it is impossible not to visit the Cathedral of San Vito, the largest Gothic cathedral in the country; the Old Royal Palace, abandoned by the Habsburgs in the 16th century; the Basilica of San Giorgio, inside which various works of Czech painting from the 19th century are exhibited; but also the Pinacoteca del Castello, the picturesque Vicolo d’Oro (where according to local legends the court alchemists lived there) and the immense Royal Gardens with a viewpoint on the north side of the Castle. The entrance ticket for these attractions is cumulative and costs around € 12.00.

2 – Afternoon: St. Nicholas Church, Mala Strana Square, Czech Music Museum, Petrin Hill
Photo by Jorge Royan. Before continuing with the tour, stop at the local Kuchyn for lunch based on local food and excellent beer (average cost per person: € 20.00). After that, head south first towards San Nicola, a true masterpiece of Prague Baroque architecture (open from 9:00 to 16:00, free admission), and then towards the Mala Strana square, the beating heart of this city area. on a slight slope. Here, baroque facades alternate with other Renaissance ones in a truly spectacular visual effect!
From the square, go down to the Czech Museum of Music : you are in the city which adopted the young Mozart and which has hosted several promising musicians in its concert halls … and this museumretraces some of the highlights of the history of music in Prague . (Open Wednesday to Monday, 10:00 to 18:00; entrance fee of € 5.00 per person.) Finally, from the museum, get ready to take a (simple!) Hike to the top of Petrin Hill : overlooking the Vltava, it is a green area characterized by vegetable gardens and vineyards, as well as by a small lookout in the shape of a miniature Eiffel Tower!

3 – Evening: Dinner, Riverside
Since it has been a day full of discoveries, it might be a good idea to stop for dinner at one of the best restaurants in the city, the Czech Slovak Restaurant (complete with a Lounge Bar and excellent portions of goulash. Estimated cost per person: € 30.00) and then take a last walk on the riverside on the way back, enjoying the romantic view of the illuminated city.

In summary:

  • Distance covered : 4.2 km
  • Places visited : John Lennon Wall, Castle (St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, Picture Gallery, Golden Lane, Royal Gardens), St. Nicholas Church, Mala Strana Square, Czech Music Museum, Hill by Petrin, Riverside
  • Recommended cards, tickets and tours: Prague Castle and Castle District: guided tour Prague: Castle tour with entrance ticket Tickets for Lobkowicz Palace and Prague Castle
  • Place to eat: Breakfast at Tricafe (Get directions), Lunch at Kuchyn (Get directions), Dinner at Czech Slovak Restaurant (Get directions)

Day 3

1 – Morning: Wenceslas Square, Our Lady of the Snow, Masaryk Riverfront, Dancing House, Cubist Houses
We have now reached the last day in the city and we cannot fail to leave with a hearty breakfast: Paul Broadway is the ideal place .. welcoming, varied and economical. The sweet and savory croissants are highly recommended. Very close to the bar, there is Wenceslas Square, a symbol of national independence and the union between the old and new cities . In the center of the square stands the statue of Wenceslas I, patron saint of Bohemia, while all around are beautiful buildings from the early 20th century (including the Peterka House and its Secession-style architectural lines).
From the square, walking in the direction of the Vltava, you reach the gothic church Madonna della Neve (with prices and times varying according to the season, we invite you to check all the info on the official website) and then the side of the Masaryk riverside, characterized by buildings of different architectural styles but all in perfect harmony with each other.
Continue until you glimpse the unmistakable shapes of the Dancing House, actually a pair of buildings with alternating curved lines and concrete nicknamed Fred & Ginger. On the top floor, there is a restaurant while on the ground floor, a small bar. Continue straight for a few more minutes until you reach the Cubist Houses, near Via Svobodova. Prague is the only capital in the world to have experienced Cubism in architectureand we are sure that these eclectic buildings will leave you speechless.

2 – Afternoon: National Museum, Secession Houses, Television Tower
Photo by Jorge LA¡scar. Before moving to the Vinohrady district, have lunch nearby at Restaurace Pod Vysehradem, suitable for a quick and good lunch, without spending more than € 10.00.
Then take the metro at the Palackeho Namesti stop to reach the Pavlova stop. From here, head to the National Museum , founded in 1818 by the impetus of Czech patriots. Inside, you will find interesting collections of minerals, medieval documents of inestimable valueand a rich section on zoology and paleontology. (Open from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 18:00; on weekends the closing is postponed to 19:00. Ticket costs € 6.00).
Once the visit is complete, depart for the Prague Secession Houses, making a pleasant themed walk between the Manesova area and that of the Riegrovy park. These are buildings with ornamental decorations, characterized by a very special charm.
Finally, with its 216 meters high, the TV Tower is the tallest city building , as well as the best viewing platform from which to admire the beauty of Prague at 360 ° (open every day, from 9: 00: 00 to 24:00. The cost is just under € 10.00 per person).

3 – Evening: Dinner, Sacred Heart
Before having dinner for the last time in the city, walk towards the Sacred Heart, a singular work by a Slovenian architect who amazes above all for its glazed ceramic façade. Nearby is the Le Caveau restaurant with an extensive menu of French cuisine and an excellent wine bar. (Estimated cost per person: € 35.00)

In summary:

  • Distance covered : 7.9 km
  • Places visited : Wenceslas Square, Our Lady of the Snow, Masaryk Riverside, Dancing House, Cubist Houses, National Museum, Secession Houses, Television Tower, Sacred Heart
  • Recommended Cards, Tickets & Tours: From Prague: Cesky Krumlov and Ceske Budejovice Tour Prague: Beer Tour with Unlimited Tastings Prague Ghost and Legends Tour
  • Place to eat: Breakfast at Paul Broadway (Get directions), Lunch at Restaurace Pod Vysehradem (Get directions), Dinner at Le Caveau (Get directions)

How much does a weekend cost in Prague
Compared to many other European capitals, Prague is still a fairly cheap destination, although the popularity that begins to envelop the Czech capital means that prices are rising year by year. Below, we have prepared an estimate of the possible costs you will have to face during a hypothetical 3-day trip to Prague:

  • Costs for eating : about € 55.00 per day per person (including breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Costs for museums and attractions : around € 50.00 per person following the itinerary suggested by us
  • Transportation : around € 3.00 per person (apart from transportation from the airport to the city center, most of the itinerary is on foot thanks to Prague’s small size)
  • Hotels, accommodation and b & b : from € 36.00 per room – see the offers
  • Leisure : from € 15.00 per person (including snacks, coffee, aperitifs, drinks, …)
  • Total cost of a weekend in Prague : from € 305.00 per person

Before leaving: useful tips

  • When to visit Prague : it is a city that can be visited in every month of the year, however, to visit it during sunny days, the period from mid-May to mid-September is recommended. Prague can also be visited in autumn, when during the Bridge of the Dead the streets of the city are decorated with scary festoons and monsters and numerous themed events are held inside the Castle. Find out when to go to Prague
  • How to get there: it is easily reachable thanks to the presence of the international airport, just 20km from the city and served by the main low cost airlines. To reach the center, just take a bus line 119, 254 or 100 (from which you can take the subway from the Zlicin stop) or, with the Express Buses that from the airport will take you directly to the city central station.
  • Where to sleep: we suggest you to stay near the historic center, in particular near the Town Hall Square, the prices here will be slightly higher but you will still breathe a truly unique atmosphere, waking up to the sound of the city bells and the spiers of San Nicola silhouetted in the sky. Hotels and b & b from € 36.00 per room – see the offers
  • How to get around : the city can be visited on foot, but is still well served by public transport, as many as 3 underground lines (red, yellow, green), open every day, from 5:00 to 24:00; daytime and night tram lines, operating from 4:30 to 00:15 and from 00:15 to 4:30, every day; buses that guarantee night service. Finally, to reach the summit of Petrin Hill, a funicular service is available which runs from 9:00 to 23:30, with departures from Ujezd every 10-15 minutes. The ticket, valid for all public transport, with an hourly rate costs 12 crowns (i.e. € 0.50 approximately), while the daily one costs 70 crowns (just under € 3.00). Find out how to get around Prague
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