The “Paris of the East” deserves every accolade. It is a spectacular city, with beautiful architecture, adorable squares, and friendly people. Plan to spend at least three (3) full days to see the major sights, more than that to savor the ambience fully.
The Charles Bridge is one of the city’s most popular gathering places. This pedestrian-only span is replete with street musicians and hordes of on-lookers at all times of the day.
The bridge connects the Old Town with the Castle District and is a major thoroughfare for tourists who must sample both interesting areas of the city.
Prague Castle is a complex with many buildings. St Vitus Cathedral is actually the dominant structure in the complex. The stately Gothic church occupies much of the first section of the castle complex.
Prague Castle itself is opposite the Cathedral. It is now a museum.
Also in the complex is Golden Lane, a narrow cobblestone street with tiny, colorful houses which were the on-site residence of workers. The houses are now shops.
Old Town Square, across the river from the Castle District, is one of the Europe’s most attractive squares. Sights to look for are the Astronomical Clock, next to the Town Hall.
Also on the square is St Nicholas Church
The unusual Tyn Church overlooks one side of the square.
Near Old Town Square is the city’s Jewish Quarter, featuring the Old-New Synagogue.
One of Prague’s most beautiful buildings, both inside and out, is Municipal House, an Art Deco gem.
Finally, the scene of the Velvet Revolution, when the Czech Republic was freed from Communist Rule, is Wenceslas Square, actually a busy rectangle..