5 Things to See and Do in Prague

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Prague has increasingly become one of Europe’s most chic and trendy destinations in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. It is an architectural gem brimming with culture, incredible sights and a lively night scene. 
It is unconventional yet bursting with charm; from its nuclear-bunker-turned-nightclub to its caved eateries, the city is a complete knockout. Prague has hundreds of attractions to take in and choose from, so here are some of the highlights not to miss in the city:
Astronomical Clock

Pulling in crowds since it first started ticking away in 1490; the Astronomical Clock is one of Prague’s most popular attractions. You can climb the clock tower for amazing views over Old Town, but don’t miss the clock’s hourly display.
From 8am to 8pm, on the hour of every hour, the clock displays wooden saints emerging above medieval figures. The clock has a complicated yet stunning zodiac display and, allegedly, some occult mysteries fixed into it as well. 

Prague Castle

The premier sight of the city, Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world. It is a large complex of historic buildings that includes a church, a monastery, palaces, museums, viewing towers, gardens, St. Vitus Cathedral and even a few art galleries.
It looms above the left bank of Vtlava, dominating the city skyline and giving Prague its fairytale atmosphere.
Try the local beer

With an abundance of bars that specialise in beer, it is no wonder the locals consider their beers to be a national treasure. Enjoy some downtime and find a pub located on one of the winding streets from the Old Town Square to try some of the local produce. Smaller pubs are a prominent part of Prague’s extensive nightlife, with an array of quirky bars and clubs to see you through the night.
Old Town Square

Virtually untouched since the 10th century, the Old Town Square is full of charm and is undoubtedly one of Europe’s finest examples of town life with charismatic street cafes, colourful street musicians and alfresco eateries.
The architecture is truly unique and eclectic in the square with the gleaming Baroque St. Nicholas Church, the Gothic Tyn Cathedral and grand Rococo Kinsky Palace all vying for attention.
Charles Bridge

Lined with 30 Baroque statues over 16 arches, this stunning cobble-stoned bridge is a definite must-see in the city. The bridge connects the Old Town with Lesser Town and takes in views of Prague Castle, the Vltava River and other riverside attractions. Take a stroll across the bridge whilst catching the sunrise and avoiding the daytime crowds.
Photos by Steve Collis and Fraggelot via Wikimedia Commons and Pixabay

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