"I see a great city whose glory will touch the stars." So said Libuše, daughter of mythical Czech ruler Krok, as she stood on a rocky cliff above the Vltava River. She ordered a castle to be built on the spot – now called Vyšehrad – and the legend of the founding of Prague in the 8th century was born. After the death of her father, she became queen and married a ploughman named Přemysl. Together, they went on to found the Přemyslid dynasty which ruled the Czech lands until 1306.
Whether the part of this myth about the creation of Prague is true or not, the region was the launch of the Přemyslid dynasty’s march to take over the rest of Bohemia. Prince Bořivoj began Prague Castle as the dynasty’s main seat in 870, with Vyšehrad taking a back seat. Christianity came to the region courtesy of Good King Wenceslas of Christmas carol fame. He unfortunately was murdered by his brother, however is the country’s patron saint. (St. Wenceslas Day is a public holiday celebrated 28 September).
TOP Tourist Places You Should Go To In This City To Get To Know It Better And Dig Deeper In Its History
Connecting the Old town with Lesser Town, this popular pedestrian bridge is filled with musicians, painters, vendors and tourists during the summertime.
Old Town Square
The most significant square of historical Prague, it was founded in the 12th century and has been witness to many historical events.
Old Town Hall With Astronomical Clock
The historical town hall consists of a set of five medieval houses, the corner of which is adorned with a historical astronomical clock, a gothic oriel window and a massive rectangular tower. The lookout gallery on the town hall tower offers the most beautiful view of Prague.
St. Vitus Cathedral
Situated at the Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral is the most important and largest church in Prague. The cathedral is the burial place of the former Czech kings and a home of the Czech Crown Jewels.
A highlight of Prague's New Town (Nové Mesto) district–an area that grew out of the city's need to expand as it prospered–is the wonderful Wenceslas Square (Václavské námestí), home to the National Musuem and numerous other architectural treasures.
Restaurants and cafes for those who love eating outside and trying out new food.
This cafe offers you nice food and a place to rest after a long walk around Karel Hynek Macha Momument. Many visitors come to taste perfectly cooked rolls, sandwiches and broth. Nothing can be better than trying good cinnamon rolls, chocolate croissants and biscuits. Artic bakehouse will offer you great latte.
It is the greatest place near Palazzo Veletrezni. Immerse yourself in great Chinese and Korean cuisines here. Take your colleagues with you and have perfectly cooked dumplings, Dim sum and kimchi. Most guests recommend trying good ice cream. It's a must to try delicious beer while visiting this restaurant.
Passing by Villa Kovarovic, visit this restaurant. U Kroka is recommended for the Czech cuisine offered. Don't forget to try good pork hock, duck leg and beef goulash at this place. Tasting tasty che, crepes and crumble is what most guests recommend. It's nice to order delicious draft beer, house wine or cordial. Great espresso, lemonade or mint tea are among the most popular drinks at this spot.
The place operates more as a self-service, tapas-style restaurant, with small savoury dishes that include both Czech, international and vegan cuisine, as well as desserts.
Get to a place faster, thank you think using one of the lower transportation means.
Three color-coded lines form the city’s transport backbone.
Line A (green): Depo Hostivař - Nemocnice Motol
Line B (yellow): Černý Most - Zličín
Line C (red): Letňany - Háje
Transfer nodes are located at the Můstek (A, B), Muzeum (A, C) and Florenc (B, C) stations. The journey by metro from one end of Prague to the other takes about 30 to 45 minutes. The interval at peak hours ranges from 2 to 4 minutes, during non-peak hours, it is never more than 10 minutes; at night from Friday to Saturday and from Saturday to Sunday, the interval is 20 minutes.
Getting on and off the bus is possible through all the doors of the bus. Intervals: peak hours every 6-8 minutes, off-peak hours every 15-30 minutes; night operation every 30-60 minutes.
Trams are a reliable and convenient option for surface transport. Intervals: peak hours every 8–10 minutes, off-peak every 10–20 minutes, night connections every 30 minutes. The backbone tram lines 9, 17 and 22 run at half intervals (4 minutes during peak hours and 5-10 minutes off-peak). For sightseeing tours we recommend using the “nostalgic line” 42. Important notice: At pedestrian crossings, trams always have the right of way over pedestrians!