Prague is a perfect option when looking for a destination for a short European city break. It’s a city which is great for visiting all year round but in particular, I think Prague is ever so magical in winter. There’s plenty of beautiful sights and delicious food making it a great destination for a weekend break from the UK.
Prague is a wonderfully pretty and charming place to just wander the little-cobbled streets at your own pace or alternatively, to discover it with real locals. I’ve put together some of the best things I think you should visit if you only have 48 hours in the capital city.
Prague is otherwise known as the city of a hundred spires with a very gothic and medieval feel. The buildings throughout Prague are truly stunning but the Old Town is worth spending a lot of time getting lost and exploring. In the Old Town Square, you’ll find the Old Town Hall which you can actually climb and get some truly incredible views over the city.
Located on the southern side of the Old Town Square is one of the most famous sights of Prague; The Astronomical Clock. This is actually the world’s oldest astronomical clocks which is still in use. You will be able to see the clock strike on the hour, every hour and it’s quite a special sight.
The Charles Bridge is actually one of the top sights in Prague. The bridge is the perfect gateway from exploring the old town on the east side to visiting to Prague Castle. The bridge offers beautiful views over the river Vltava and although it can get very busy, it’s worth it. I’d definitely recommend going down to the riverside on the Charles Bridge for a beautiful view of the sunset.
Prague Castle is another must-see on your trip to the city. The whole castle complex is actually the largest in the world and additionally is a UNESCO Heritage Site. There are a few different buildings worth visiting within the complex and it’s free to visit the grounds and gardens but if you want to explore the buildings with an audio tour – make sure you have a couple of hours to spare as there’s a lot to see. The St.Vitus Cathedral is part of the Castle District and is another jaw-dropping sight and a highlight of the whole complex.
As with any trip I take, one of the most important things on the agenda is the food. One of the best ways to experience the Czech delicacies is on a food tour with local’s. You will be taken on an unforgettable food journey through the city including tasting the famous local beers. Alternatively, if you prefer checking out some foodie places yourself, I’m a big fan of the Instagram Food Guides. This one for Prague has so many excellent options and my friend Haydy wrote a blog post about where she ate in Prague.
If you head up to Petrin Hill, you will get some incredible views over the city. If you’re not too keen on the idea of walking up the hillside gardens, you can take a funicular to the top where you can climb the Petrin Observation Tower which overlooks Prague. The tower was actually based on the Eiffel Tower which is why it might look a little familiar.
There’s so much to see in Prague, it has such a historic and medieval background. For a few other ideas of where to visit in Prague, Hayley from Strangeness & Charm visited in November and has put together her Top 10 Must Do’s.
Have you ever been to Prague before? Do you have a trip planned?