6. Prague   CZECH REPUBLIC   Total Sights: 100+ |  Nickname: The City of Hundred Spires

 

 

 

 

A. Strengths and Weaknesses of Prague

Czech Republic  The charming Old Town of Prague is one of the best-preserved in Europe and still is showing that during the Middle Ages, the Czech capital was the most important city in Central Europe.

The large car free area is starting at Old Town Square and extending across the Vltava River.

The famous Charles Bridge bridge, linking Mala Strana to Stare Mesto, is decorated by a continuous alley of 30 statues and statuaries, most of them baroque-style.

The magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral stands within the confines of the Prague Castle and is one Europe's finest examples of Gothic architecture.

 Scoring quiet high in all of the important categories and being on top of that still a rather cheap city explains why Prague ranks so high in our list.

 Prague has no prominent weaknesses.

Criteria 

Sights

Location

Pedestrian Zones

Affordability

Safety 

Cleanliness

Shopping

Climate

People

Nightlife 

Transport

Size

Total Score

Score

7.4/10

7.25/10

7/10

4.5/10

7/10

6.25/10

6/10

5.5/10

6/10

6.75/10

7.5/10

6/10 [1.270 Mio.]

201.45

B. Best Things to Do in Prague (Detailed List with Photos and Information)

These sights and attractions contribute to a sights score of 7.40/10.

HISTORIC CENTRE  8
The charming Old Town of Prague is one of the best-preserved in Europe and still showing that during the Middle Ages the Czech capital was the most important city in Central Europe. 

The large car free area is starting at Old Town Square and extending across the Vltava River. 

Historic Area   (World Heritage Site since 1992)   

Things to do in Prague | Best Cities | No. 4: Prague | View over HISTORIC CENTRE

CHARLES BRIDGE  8
Dating from the end of the 14th century this 510m-long atmospheric pedestrian bridge over the Vltava river is decorated by a continuous alley of 30 statues.

Bridge  (World Heritage Site since 1992)  

Things to do in Prague | Best Cities | No. 4: Prague | CHARLES BRIDGE

OLD TOWN SQUARE  8
Prague’s fairy-tale like principal square is dominated by two striking churches (the Baroque St. Nicholas Church and the Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn) and the tall tower of the town hall with its famous Astronomical Clock.

It is one of the biggest and most beautiful squares in Europe. 

Square  (World Heritage Site since 1992) 

by Mihael Grmek / CC BY-SA 3.0

ST. VITUS'S CATHEDRAL  7
The Gothic St.Vitus’ Cathedral, which was built over a time span of almost 600 years, is one the most beautiful churches in Europe featuring extraordinary art nouveau stained-glass windows and a climbable tower offering fantastic views.

Cathedral   (World Heritage Site since 1992) 

Things to do in Prague | Best Cities | No. 4: Prague | ST. VITUS'S CATHEDRAL

CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF TYN  6
Church  (World Heritage Site since 1992)

Things to do in Prague | Best Cities | No. 4: Prague | CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF TYN

ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK  6
Historic Clock  (World Heritage Site since 1992)

Things to do in Prague | Best Cities | No. 4: Prague | ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK

State Opera  6
Opera House

by Jorge Royan / CC BY-SA 3.0

Loreta (Loreto) Sanctuary  5
Church and cloister

by Ludek / CC BY-SA 3.0

Clementinum National Library  5
Library

by Jorge Royan / CC BY-SA 3.0

 National Gallery (Národni Galeri)  5
Museum  (Most famous Painting: "Virgin" by Gustav Klimt)

by Gustav Klimt / Public domain

Scoring and Icons Legend (Click here for detailed information)

10 = top-10 sight in the world
9 = world-class  
8 = outstanding
7 = excellent 
6 = impressive
5 = interesting
4 = decent
3 = mediocre
2 = bad
1 = abysmal

= World Heritage Site
= Excursion

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C. Other Notable Sights and Attractions in Prague

-Convent of St. Agnes  (collection of medieval painting)  5

-Spanish Synagogue  5

-Prague Zoo  5

-Lobkowicz Palace  5

D. Best Day Trips and Excursions from Prague

KUTNA HORA (World Heritage Site since 1995, 62 km from Prague)  5

E. Top 10 List of the Best Things to Do in Prague (including close-by excursions)

HISTORIC CENTRE  8
CHARLES BRIDGE  8
OLD TOWN SQUARE  8
ST. VITUS'S CATHEDRAL  7
CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF TYN  6
ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK  6
State Opera  6
Loreta (Loreto) Sanctuary (church and cloister)  5
Clementinum National Library (historic complex of buildings)  5
 National Gallery (Národni Galerie) 5



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