This is an overview of the best spots to get the most fun in Prague city. Prague’s history dates back over a thousand years. The city can match any other city in Europe in terms of sheer beauty and magnificence. Prague will astound even the most well-travelled tourist with is gothic grace and renaissance architecture. It is filled with many world class museums and baroque style churches and bridges. Here is a list of the best things to do in Prague;
- See The Infant Jesus Of Prague
The infant Jesus of Prague is located in the heart of the city of Mala Strana. It is a Roman Catholic statue of Jesus Christ as an infant. The statue itself is ornate, studded with diamonds and crowned with gold with its left hand holding a golden orb. While the origin of the figure is unknown, it has been dated back to the 16th century. Everyday hundreds off believers pay a visit to this shrine and pray.
- Stroll Across The Charles Bridge
The Charles Bridge is one of the most visited sights in Prague. It is made up of 16 shallow arches, and lies low to the river, almost seeming to rest upon the Vltava. A simple walk across the 14th century bridge is one of the most enjoyable and memorable experiences of visiting Prague. The bridge was commissioned in 1357 by Charles IV to replace the Judith Bridge that had been washed away by floods. Although completed in 1390, with striking statues added in the 17th century, the bridge did not take Charles’ name until the 19th century.
- Witness The Old Jewish Ghetto
The Jewish quarter, is located between Old Town and Vltava River. Its torrid history dates back to the 13th century, when Jews living in Prague were ordered to vacate their homes and settle in one area. As a result many buildings in the ghetto were destroyed in the late 19th century when the city’s layout was remodeled. The monuments even survived the Nazi occupation in the 20th century. Fortunately, many significant historical buildings remain including six synagogues and are well worth a visit.
- See the treasures of St. Vitus Cathedral
The cathedral is one of the attractions located in the Prague Castle grounds. Its treasury is a collection of ecclesiastical treasures of the Prague cathedral. The treasure contains more than 400 items including holy relics and reliquaries. It is visible from all around the city of Prague. It was completed in 1929, despite it look. Many treasures await visitors including the tomb of St. John of Nepomunk, the splendid Chapel of St Wenceslas and the magnificent art nouveau stained glass.
- Golden Lane
You shouldn’t miss s the Golden Lane within the ground of the Prague castle. According to legends, the street is full of small houses built in mannerism style at the end of the 16th century. Legend has it that it got its name from the story of alchemists living in the street during the reign of Rudolf II who tried to transform metals into gold. Despite its name it is debated whether alchemists ever worked or lived here.
- Spot A Seven Foot Tall Sigmund Freud
You will need to look to the sky as you walk through the sublime urban area of Stare Mesto within the old town of Prague. Otherwise you will miss it. You will be surprised to find a seven foot tall sculpture of the world famous psycho-analyst Sigmund Freud hanging from a metal beam above the cobbled streets at your feet. This is an interesting sculpture of Freud depicting the eternal dilemma of clinging to life or letting go. The unusual artwork has proven so popular that it has been exhibited in cities all over the world.
- Admire The Lennon Wall
The Lennon Wall is one of the most interesting sights. It is covered in hundreds of images of John Lennon and the Beatles graffiti, lyrics and quotations since the 1980s. It is very popular among tourists and fans wishing to pay homage to the Beatles.in fact you will find plenty people adding their thoughts to the wall.
- Visit Prague’s Museum of Communism
At the museum you will quickly learn that Czech was a communist country from 1948 until the Velvet revolution of 1989. Life in Prague and other cities was governed by rules which closely controlled travel, jobs and even where people stayed. Under this rule, many Czechs were arrested and others shot as they fled the country. Inside the museum you will find photographs, films and even sculptures documenting the state sponsored terrorism that occurred under the communist rule.
- Cruise on the Vltava River
Cruising along the Vltava River is one of the most delightful and romantic ways to see the beauties of Prague. From here you can see many historical buildings and monuments from a different perspective among them the Prague Castle, and the Charles Bridge. Cruises within the city offer competitive packages of lunch or dinner depending on your embarking time. Going on a cruise is a smart way people use to escape the bustle of the city center.
- Walk Through The Back Streets Of Mala Strana
There is so much to see in the backstreets of Mala Strana, across the river from the Old Town built by victorious catholic clerics and noblemen. They range from beautiful architecture to a great atmosphere. At the heart of Mala Strana is the baroque square with small shops for browsing, restaurants and offer some fantastic views of the river.