The history of Prague spans more than a thousand years, therefore, the historic center of Prague is very unique and is an example of more than a thousand years of natural development of the city. 

Prague boasts many amazing places, but these places are definitely must-see attractions:

Prague Castle

According to the Guinness Book of Records, Prague Castle is considered the largest ancient castle in the world. It was most likely founded in around 880 by Prince Bořivoj of the Premyslid Dynasty and occupies an area of almost 70,000 square meters (750,000 square feet). The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia. The Bohemian Crown Jewels are kept within a hidden room inside it.

St. Vitus Cathedral

St. Vitus Cathedral is the largest and most important church in the country. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Prague and is located within Prague Castle. This cathedral is a prominent example of Gothic architecture, containing the tombs of many Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors.

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge is a medieval stone arch bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV. As the only means of crossing the river Vltava until 1841, Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city’s Old Town and adjacent areas.

Old Town Square

Old Town Square features buildings belonging to various architectural styles, including the Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn, the Baroque St. Nicholas Church or Prague Orloj, a medieval astronomical clock mounted on the Old Town Hall. The tower of the Old Town Hall is open to the public and offers panoramic views of the Old Town.


Vyšehrad is a historic fort built on the east bank of the Vltava River in the 10th century. Inside the fort are the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul and the Vyšehrad Cemetery, containing the remains of many famous Czechs. It also contains Prague’s oldest Rotunda of St. Martin, from the 11th century.


The Petřín Hill is a popular recreational area for Prague residents with beautiful parks, views of the city and the Petřín Lookout Tower, a small version of the Eiffel Tower, at the top.