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What to do in Prague in 2 days

Are you planning to visit Prague? Wondering the places to see in Prague? Look no further!! I’m going to present a detailed itinerary to help you out with the unforgettable trip and let you know what to visit in Prague in 2 or 3 days. 

Prague is exceptionally beautiful in a manner that will redefine the way you see Europe! From the moment I stepped foot in the Czech capital to the last step I boarded the train back to Vienna, I loved every minute of being in Prague city in those 2-days. 

Prague can be slightly overwhelming for a first-timer considering its portrayal in a number of movies taking our expectation rocket high. As a first-timer, I too had my hopes high about what to do in Prague and the things to see in Prague so that I don’t miss out on anything. Although 2 days are somewhat less to soak in the vibe of Prague city, yet for anyone around in Vienna or Budapest, Prague can be an easily amazing weekend trip. Which was the case for me, I was in Vienna, and I knew I have to visit Prague so I jotted all the best places to go in Prague and even planned the best places to stay in Prague. Yes, I was too excited for my visit to the fairytale town of Prague. 

Prague - town square building

Here are my top 10 places to go and see in Prague – 

#Stroll around the fairytale old town square

I had the advantage of staying just in the next lane leading to the old town square so it was clear that I will spend a lot of time there. The old town square is the center of attention and indeed is full of tourists – no matter what time of year you go. Undoubtedly the old town square is one of the best places to see in Prague.

Prague - town square - culture

Prague - Church of Our Lady before Tyn

Prague Old town square

The astronomical clock is one of the main reasons why the old town square is busted with tourists around the year and certainly making it one of the best places to see in Prague. The astronomic clock is not only a beautiful architecture piece but also a historic jewel still going strong from the medieval era. The clock runs an hourly show and that’s the peak time when people gather around to catch the glimpse of the show. I would highly recommend trying to incorporate this show whenever you’re in the old town square. You might have to line up as early as possible or you’ll probably end up being far from the astronomical clock. This astronomical clock is one of main Prague attractions and a rather one of the famous Prague monuments. Don’t miss this Prague’s must do!!

Prague - Astronomical clock

Prague - Astronomical clock - close up

#Walk over the historic Charles Bridge

Another historic icon of the capital dividing the city into two is the Charles Bridge running over the river Vltava. The Charles bridge was constructed in 13th -15th century under Charles IV reign and thus it has got its name. The Charles bridge is protected by three towers and has as much as 30 statues in Baroque style architecture depicting various saints from that era. Indeed the visit to Charles visit was among my best places to see in Prague.

Charles Bridge Statue at Entry

Prague - Charles Bridge

There can be no perfect time to visit the Charles bridge as it has seen a steep rise in tourists since the 20th century. Although the early morning and late nights will see far fewer people and then you can tickle your photographic urge to the maximum. The Charles bridge is not only the connecting medium between the old town & the castle, various artists, musicians also divulge their way to the tourists. 

Prague - Charles Bridge - entry view

Prague Charles bridge - Intricate Work

#Roam through the Prague Castle

The Prague castle dates back to the 9th century and till date an official residence of the President of Czech Republic. Though beautiful in a unique manner it differs from the rest of the town from the colors. The walk from the old town square to the castle is little uphill and might take 30 minutes or more depending on your stops for pictures or coffee.  Walking through the grand Prague castle is one of the best memories I have from Prague and surely one of the many best places to see in Prague.

Prague castle - panoromic view

I took a coffee break and am also guilty of being a slow explorer. The Prague castle consists of a huge complex and requires a lot of walking so wearing comfortable shoes are what I recommend. The Prague castle offers some of the best views of the Prague town and even a normal mobile phone can capture awesome shots. 

Prague Castle - Interiors

#Drool over the St. Vitus Church’s architecture

Although the St. Vitus Church is officially the part of Prague Castle and while roaming around the castle premises, one cannot misses crossing ways with the noticeable St. Vitus Cathedral.

Prague - St. Vitus Church - Full view

St. Vitus Church is the largest church in the country and truly a fine example of Gothic architecture. An important historic Prague monument and requires a ticket entry and those who are keen on exploring the insides of the St. Vitus church must pay it a visit. Those who are architecture buffs like me, I strongly advise admiring the beauty of St. Vitus Church as this is truly one of the best places to see in Prague. 

Prague St. Vitus Church front view

#Admire the colorful architecture of Prague monuments

The buildings in entire Prague town are unbelievably colorful and easily observable. Coming right from Vienna where I saw monotone pretty much everywhere, I loved the splash of colors here. Not liking the town is really difficult if it’s this pretty 😀 Even if you have less time than 2 days, I highly endorse wandering around the narrow lanes of the old town Prague, those colorful houses will be an eye candy & one of the amazing places to see in Prague. 

Prague - buildings in colors

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#Relish Trdelnik and enjoy cheap beer

Trdelnik is a fire cooked sweetened dish made from thin rounds of dough and optional toppings available to suit your taste buds. A culinary treat which is uniquely found in the Czech Republic, although not many know about its roots to be non-Czech. There are a number of best places to eat in Prague and tourists usually miss trying out this delicious treat from Prague. I highly advise trying Trdelnik. As this treat can be easily available at some of the cheap and best places to eat in Prague, you’ll not be disappointed.

Trdelník - Prague

There are various theories about the history and myths of the dish. The delicacy is believed to have arrived in Czech by an Hungarian army personnel in the 18th century. Few people believe it to have a connection from the stone age as guessed by the methods of its preparation, nonetheless Czech got its ownership now!!

Making of Trdelník-prague

Roaming the streets of Czech capital you will easily find Trdelnik being prepared in a concept almost similar to barbecue. The dough is wrapped in thin round shape onto a rod and is cooked until it turns light brownish in color. A savory yet to make its way to being famous beyond Czech is a must have while in Prague. Prague is known for serving the cheap and yet amazingly delicious beer. A chilled beer on a cold evening will make your trip more memorable.

Suggested Read – Must Have European Delicacies

#Pay a visit to the Jewish Quarter

If World War II interests you, you must surely visit the Jewish Quarter. The cemetery is home to as much as 100,000 people and once the only place for Jewish people to rest in peace. It is a blunt reminder of the tragic history of the capital which suffered under the war. If you have less than 2 days in Prague, you might not have time to visit the Jewish Quarters. But if you have entire 2 days or more then I advise paying a homage visit to those innocent people who lost their lives in WWII. 

#Shopping in Prague

It is no secret that Prague is a delight to our travel pockets but I was amazed to see that even the shopping is comparatively very cheap there as compared to other parts of Europe.  Coming from Vienna, Praha was my shopping paradise, with a variety of Swarovski diamonds & souvenirs as it’s kind of specialty from the city. Shopping centers with well-known brands but reasonable prices. 

Prague Swarovski store

#9 Enjoy the musicians and artists all over

Prague is filled with artists and it is evidently visible in every corner. The old town square is filled with musicians, locals in disguise, and the antique train rides & horse carriages give you the complete feeling of a historic era bundled in the 21st century.

#Hike to Petrin Hill & tower

The Petrin Tower – built in the late 18th century is an observatory tower for spectacular views of the Praha city. The walk to the Petrin tower is a steep 30 min trek going onwards from the Prague Castle. If you would like the view the Prague city from the hilltop, then the walking till the Petrin hill top will be worth.

Prague - Petrin Tower View

Where to Stay in Prague – 

 I stayed in the old town square and I can convey it confidently that it really is one the best places to stay in Prague. I chose Airbnb as I was on a budget but here are some of my recommendations near the old town square. Staying near old town square will give you the advantage of waking up to empty lanes near the astronomical clock which gave some of my best pictures! 

Some of my recommendations as the best places to stay in Prague – 

Old Town Square Hotel – The hotel is located right in the old town square giving you some of the best views of the fairytale old town square. They have facilities like wifi, airport shuttle, and in hotel breakfast as well with bar also available. Recommended for a couple as one of the best places to stay in Prague!

Hotel Lippert – Hotel Lippert will give you amazing views of The Church of Lady Tyn and the old town square. The interiors of the hotel are intriguing, they also provide wifi and airport shuttle & breakfast along with tea and coffee maker in the rooms. The Hotel Lipport is recommended for a couple but also for a family too when talking about best places to stay in Pague. 

Old Town Square Premium Apartments – Fancy a premium luxurious service apartment while your visit to Prague? I highly recommend staying in the Old town square premium Apartments where family rooms are available & pets also allowed and parking facility as well. They also provide wifi and airport shuttles. So if you’re traveling with your family, I advise trying out the old town square premium apartments as one of the best places to stay in Prague. 

Hotel Cerny Slon – Almost 20 steps walk till the Old town square of Prague is the Hotel Cerny Slon for you. Spacious pet-friendly rooms with parking facility and in-house bar and restaurant are one of my another recommendation as the best places to stay in Prague. 

Dusni Apartments – I am a craver for apartments and hence recommending another amazing apartment with nice architecture and closely located to the old town square. Dusni Apartments is one of the great places to stay in Prague if you’re traveling with kids seeing a quieter neighborhood. 

Best places to eat in Prague –

I regret not trying much of the Czech cuisine except for Trdelnik. I stuck to my typical Indian food and found a great Indian restaurant right in the old town square. Indian Jewel is one of the high-rated restaurants in Prague, so if you fancy less-spicy Indian food in Prague I suggest paying Indian Jewel a visit. The staff is really helpful and the food contains typical Indian flavors with low spices. This can be considered as one the best places to eat in Prague. I had this delicious looking paneer curry with a tandoori roti (white flour bread). Although it was slightly difficult for me to find the restaurant initially as it was located near the Church of lady Tyn and somewhat hidden. Try walking towards it using google maps, you’ll find it.

Paneer curry In Indian Jewel Restaurant in Prague

 

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34 comments

  1. I went to Prague with my husband for our honeymoon. I loved it! Great lists of things to do-that was our list too! I am suggesting this list to family friends for their upcoming trip!

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  2. Prague is my favorite European destination and I totally agree with you that it is like a fairy tale setting. I can walk again and again in Old Town square as it is my favorite place. Even view from Petrin tower with those red roofs are spectacular. I missed that special Czech desert Trdelnik as I was not knowing of it. Your post revived my memories of Prague tour.

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  3. Fairytale is definitely the perfect word for Prague–it’s the one I keep using, too! The architecture there is just so beautiful, no matter where you turn. The astronomical clock was covered in scaffolding when we were there, so sad. Glad you got to see it in all its glory!

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  4. Great post! I visited Prague twice and I loved it every time! Maybe because it remind me a little of my country – Poland. Its an amazing city with so much to do and I can’t wait to go back there again! the old town and Charles Bridge are definitely my favourite parts of the city! Great photos!

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  5. Czech Republic sure looks like a fairy land. The architecture is so awe inspiring. My interest in Prague grew after watching an Indian film called Rockstar. They made it look so gorgeous. I would love to see how the astronomical clock works. Places associated with World War interests me. The Jewish quarter will be a difficult place to visit but I would still want to see it.

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  6. Oh Prague, if there is one city in Europe that I would want to visit, this would be it. I love the idea of exploring the historic square. It seems that there is much to see and do in that area alone. And of course, a walk across the Charles Bridge is in my bucket list!

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  7. You’ve totally captured everything that I love about Prague- what a lovely tribute to such a special place. It’s a testament to the city that the grey winter gloom only adds to its architectural beauty and natural charm! Just might have to plan a trip soon so I can get my hands on some fresh trdelnik!

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  8. So charming and elegant! The city truly looks as a fairy tail full of seductions: nice unusual food, artists, beautiful landscapes and architecture. Your way to describe Prague make me wish to go there!

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  9. We absolutely love Prague and the fav part has to be the old town square! Such a nice spot and looove the clock! Quite enjoy strolling in general and crossing bridge. we actually enjoyed also going to the castle. Loved the hike and must be done if anyone is visiting Prague!

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  10. BUBBLES! LOL, I love bubbles. We have really got to get o Prague, it’s been on our list. Your photos are awesome and really show the spirit of the city. And I must really try one (or several) of those Trdelniks. They look so delicious. It’s a fairy tale city for sure.

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  11. I actually studied in Prague for 4 months, so the city holds a wonderful place in my heart! I love the bubbles in the Old Town Square by the Jan Hus statue — so magical! And I agree, the Charles Bridge is a MUST visit!

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  12. I would love to visit Prague, simply because, as you pointed out, the beautiful architecture, which I love to photograph. The castle-like structures amaze me, especially the Prague Castle. I feel like I’ve eaten Trdelnik before, there’s a Hungarian restaurant here in Toronto that sells something very similar.

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  13. The historic sights are a delight to visit when you are in Prague. Trdelnik looks yummy, the process sounds very interesting. All the places you mentioned give a peek into the history and culture of Prague, good to read about it.

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  14. I have always wanted to see Prague ever since they showed it in an Indian film called Rockstar. I loved the picture with bubbles. After seeing your pictures, I realize why Prague is world famous for its architecture.

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  15. I love beautiful historic cities and I love colourful buildings too. It looks as though Prague has both, so it’s definitely my kind of city. I’ve never heard of Trdelnik before but it looks delicious and I’d love to try it out. Love the photo with the bubbles too!

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  16. Looks like a beautiful historical city to explore! I have only ever heard of amazing things about Prague and your pictures took me right there.. Trdelnik is something I would love to try it looks delicious…

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  17. Its been a while now I have been wanting to visit Prague and your post just remind me of why I should! Their history and the buildings are so facinating and beautiful. I would love to see the Prague castle and the clock. While eating a delicious looking Trdelnik and have a sip of a Czech beer!

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  18. I love Prague! I’ve only been there 3 times, but there’s always something new to discover. I’ve found that strolling along the Bridge pre-dawn to be the best time with the fewest tourists milling about. Love the picture with the bubbles!

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  19. My first stop would be trying that tredlnik and some good Czech beer! The historic Charles Bridge is a must, and your photos show off the structure well. The old town is so pretty and I’d wait to catch the clock show!

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  20. Love Prague so much! I was there two years ago and will be returning in a few days. Trdelnik is distinctively Czech, but you can find similar types of pastries in Hungary and Poland, too. Glad you enjoyed Prague!

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