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Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock

Staré Město 97 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Established in 1338, the Old Town Hall was cobbled together over the centuries out of several adjoining houses. — Time Out

A powerful symbol of the magic of Prague, the clock represents the passing of time and life — Michelin Guide

Installed in 1410, this magical landmark works still to this day. — Afar Magazine

Crowds congregate in front of Old Town Hall's Astronomical Clock (Orloj) to watch the glockenspiel spectacle that occurs hourly from 8am to 8pm. — Frommer's

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.  — Atlas Obscura

Strahov Monastery

Prague Castle & Hradčany 94 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

One of the most spectacular libraries in the world is at the Strahov Monastery in Prague. It really is a must-see. — Afar Magazine

Two stunning 17th-century libraries and a cabinet of curiosities.  — Atlas Obscura

Built as a Romanesque basilica in 1143, the Strahov Monastery sits about a mile from Prague Castle and is home to a Roman Catholic order of monks called the Premonstratensians. — Travel + Leisure

Prestigious Strahov Abbey... can be seen from afar due to its towers dominating the green hill of Petrin. — Michelin Guide

The second-oldest monastery in Prague, Strahov was founded high above Malá Strana in 1143 by Vladislav II. — Frommer's

Old Jewish Cemetery

Josefov 93 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Founded in the early 15th century, it has a palpable atmosphere of mourning even after two centuries of disuse (it was closed in 1787). — Lonely Planet

Just 1 block from the Old-New Synagogue, this is one of Europe's oldest Jewish burial grounds... One of the world's most crowded cemeteries: a 1-block area filled with tens of thousands of graves. — Frommer's

Both humble and illustrious Jews from the city's history are buried here, including Rabbi Loew (1512-1609). — Michelin Guide

This cemetery may remind one of a shark’s mouth—the eroded and broken tombstones jut out at unexpected angles, one over another, since the graves were dug in layers. Over time, since the... — Let's Go

An unforgettable sight, this cemetery is where all Jews living in Prague from the 15th century to 1787 were laid to rest. — Fodor's

Prague Castle

Vinohrady & Vršovice 91 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A narrow street parallel to Nerudova leads to the Castle, extended by a series of ramps and steps — Michelin Guide

One of the largest castle complexes in Europe, Prague Castle is the residence of the Czech president and home to many government offices. — Concierge

Prague Castle complex... is an enormous festival of architectural styles. — Time Out

The “Prague Castle” refers to the entire, almost 70,000 sq. m complex of many different buildings, streets, and gardens surrounded by tall walls and steep stairs. — Let's Go

The national symbol is a UNESCO World Heritage site, the largest castle complex in the world. — Travel + Leisure

Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia

Staré Město 90 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Near the river between Pařížská and Revoluční streets, in the northeastern corner of the Old Town, this peaceful complex has Prague's first buildings in the Gothic style. — Fodor's

In the northeastern corner of Staré Město is the former Convent of St Agnes, Prague’s oldest surviving Gothic building. — Lonely Planet

This intimate and manageable part of the National Gallery... houses a collection of Bohemian and Central European medieval art from 1200 to 1550. — Time Out

The Convent contains the Chapel of the Virgin Mary, St Saviour's Church, and the elegant presbytery. — Michelin Guide

A complex of early Gothic buildings and churches dating from the 13th century, the convent... began exhibiting much of the National Gallery's collection of medieval art in 2000. — Frommer's

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St. Vitus Cathedral

Prague Castle & Hradčany 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Dominating the city skyline, the twin towers of St. Vitus Cathedral mark the largest and most significant church in the country. — Travel + Leisure

The cathedral is an architectural masterpiece, complete with three magnificent towers and more flying buttresses than it knows what to do with. — Let's Go

The grand St. Vitus Cathedral is a wonder to see. — Afar Magazine

Built on the vestiges of its Romanesque predecessors, the glorious cathedral is the largest church in the country, its towers and pinnacles rising well above the Castle's surrounding walls — Michelin Guide

With its graceful, soaring towers, this Gothic cathedral—among the most beautiful in Europe—is the spiritual heart of Prague Castle and of the Czech Republic itself. — Fodor's

Old Town Square

Staré Město 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

One of Europe’s biggest and most beautiful urban spaces... has been Prague’s principal public square since the 10th century. — Lonely Planet

The hype about Old Town Square is completely justified. Picture a perimeter of colorful baroque houses contrasting with the sweeping old-Gothic style of the Týn church in the background. — Fodor's

There are few places in the world where a city shows its soul such as here. — Michelin Guide

Look close enough at the gothic Tyn Church on Prague's Old Town Square. — Afar Magazine

Old Town Square (Staroměstské Náměstí) is the heart of historic Prague and has more gawk-worthy points per square foot than just about any other location in town. — Concierge

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Mucha Museum

Staré Město 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The Czech artist Alfons Mucha almost single-handedly invented Art Nouveau graphic design while living in Paris in the late 1800s. — Concierge

The new museum, around the corner from the Palace Hotel, combines examples of his graphic works, posters, and paintings, and highlights his influence in jewelry, fashion, and advertising. — Frommer's

Alfons Mucha... preferred more practical expressions of his art and became one of the masters of Art Nouveau. — Michelin Guide

This museum is dedicated to Alfons Mucha (1860-1939), perhaps the most famous of all Czech visual artists. — Time Out

For decades it was almost impossible to find an Alfons Mucha original in his homeland, but in 1998 this private museum opened with nearly 100 works from this justly famous Czech artist. — Fodor's

The Old-New Synagogue

Josefov 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

First called the New Synagogue to distinguish it from an even older one that no longer exists, the Old-New Synagogue, built around 1270, is Europe's oldest remaining Jewish house of worship. — Frommer's

The Old-New Synagogue is a rather forlorn piece of medievalism that's now been returned to the community and is still used for services. — Time Out

Synagogue built from the stones of Solomon's temple contains the golem of Prague.  — Atlas Obscura

Dating from the mid-13th century, this is the oldest functioning synagogue in Europe and one of the most important works of early Gothic in Prague. — Fodor's

Completed around 1270, the Old-New Synagogue is Europe’s oldest working synagogue and one of Prague’s earliest Gothic buildings. — Lonely Planet

Museum Kampa

Malá Strana 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This beautiful museum, housed in a former mill on the banks of the Vltava River, contains a fine collection of works by living artists. — Michelin Guide

The collection focuses on sculptures and paintings by Central European artists, most of whom were persecuted under Communism. — Let's Go

One of the most respected art refuges in town, the Kampa Museum enjoys an enviable location on the waterfront of the city's loveliest island, with a gorgeous terrace café. — Time Out

This building on Kampa Island served for most of its history, due to the location, as a mill. — Frommer's

The spotlighted jewel on Kampa Island is a remodeled flour mill that displays a private collection of paintings by Czech artist František Kupka and first-rate temporary exhibitions. — Fodor's

Church of St. Nicholas

Mala Strana (Little Quarter) 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

At the site of a former Gothic church built by German merchants, this St. Nicholas church was designed in 1735. — Frommer's

Boldly colored celestial scenes play out on an enormous fresco that spans the length of the towering ceiling. Floating above it all, like the magical cherry on this holy sundae, sits the behemoth dome — Let's Go

The façade of the Church of St. Nicholas, giving onto Old Town Square, is a splendid Baroque construction. — Michelin Guide

Afternoon and evening concerts for visitors are held almost continuously—walk past and you're sure to get leafleted for one. — Fodor's

The fabulous St Nicholas Church is a Greek Orthodox beauty. — Lonely Planet

Charles Bridge

Praha 1 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Strolling across Charles Bridge is everybody’s favourite Prague activity. — Lonely Planet

Thirty statues or groups of statues placed at regular intervals decorate the struts of the Charles Bridge — Michelin Guide

This is Prague's signature monument, and worth the denomination. — Fodor's

The city’s signature stone bridge, replete with buskers, lovers and 30 saints standing watch, perfectly frames the sight of Prague Castle above and links Old Town with Malá Strana, as it has since 1357 — The Telegraph

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Wenceslas Square

Nove Mesto (New Town) 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

More a broad boulevard than a typical city square, Wenceslas Square has witnessed a great deal of Czech history – a giant Mass was held here during the revolutionary upheavals of 1848. — Lonely Planet

This "square"—more of a rectangle, actually—was first laid out by Charles IV in 1348, and began its existence as a horse market at the center of the New Town. — Fodor's

Since the 19C, this has been the symbolic gathering point of Czech life. — Michelin Guide

Locals organized a memorial after Václav Havel, the first president of the Czech Republic, died on December 18, 2011. — Afar Magazine

Once a horse market, Václavské náměstí now sells everything on the two sides of the beautiful green hedges and wide pedestrian walkways. — Let's Go

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Prague City Museum

Nové Město 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This museum is dedicated to the history of the city, and though it's technically in Nové Město, it's relatively easy to reach from Old Town, because it's near the Florenc metro and bus stations. — Fodor's

This delightfully upbeat museum covers Prague's illustrious past with pleasant brevity. — Frommer's

This excellent museum, opened in 1898, is devoted to the history of Prague from prehistoric times to the 20th century. — Lonely Planet

Housed in a late-19C neo-Renaissance palace on the outskirts of the Nové Město, the museum charts the architectural history of the city. — Michelin Guide

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National Museum

Nové Město 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Built between 1885 and 1890, this neo-Renaissance palace is covered in decades of grime and the street graffiti that has become common in Prague since the Velvet Revolution. — Time Out

The National Museum, dominating upper Wenceslas Square (Václavské námestí), looks so much like an important government building that it even fooled the Soviet soldiers. — Frommer's

The Museum's imposing 104-metre-long facade stands opposite Wenceslas Square. — Michelin Guide

Looming above Wenceslas Square is the neo-Renaissance bulk of the National Museum, designed in the 1880s by Josef Schulz as an architectural symbol of the Czech National Revival. — Lonely Planet

Housed in a grandiose neo-Renaissance structure at the top of Wenceslas Square, the National Museum was built between 1885 to 1890 as a symbol of the Czech national revival. — Fodor's

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National Technical Museum

Holešovice, Bubeneč & Dejvice 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The array of machines, vehicles, instruments, and design documents is displayed in awesome detail. — Frommer's

This museum contains all sorts of flying, driving and other machinery that show the importance of Czech innovation. — Michelin Guide

Prague’s most family-friendly museum finally reopened its doors in 2011 after a multi-year renovation that added several interactive displays to its already immense and impressive holdings. — Lonely Planet

This thoroughly renovated and kid-friendly museum is dedicated to the fun aspects of science, technology, and industry. — Fodor's

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Dvorak Museum

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Hidden away behind wrought-iron gates, the Dvořák Society's well-organised tribute to the most famous Czech composer is housed in an elegant early 18th-century Baroque summer palace. — Time Out

The most striking building in the drab neighbourhood south of Ječná is the energetically baroque Vila Amerika, a 1720s, French-style summer house. — Lonely Planet

Since 1932, this has been a museum celebrating the life of one of the great characters in Czech music: Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904). — Michelin Guide

The stately baroque red-and-yellow villa housing this museum displays the 19th-century Czech composer's scores, photographs, viola, piano, and other memorabilia. — Fodor's

The country's best-known 19th-century Czech composer, Antonín Dvorák, lived here during his golden years. — Frommer's

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Powder Tower

Staré Město 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A passage to the north of St Vitus Cathedral leads to the Powder Tower, also called Mihulka, which was built in the 15th century as part of the castle’s defences. — Lonely Planet

Used as storage space for gunpowder, this dark, imposing tower... offers a striking view of the Old Town and Prague Castle from the top. — Fodor's

The Old Town Powder Tower (as opposed to the Powder Tower in Prague Castle) was built in 1475 as one of the walled city's major gateways. — Frommer's

Only if you are particularly resourceful that you can discover certain treats the city has to offer. — Afar Magazine

The Powder Gate (or Tower) is a piece of late 15th-century flotsam, a lonely relic of the fortifications that used to ring the whole town. — Time Out

The Prague Loreto

Prague Castle & Hradčany 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Loreto Palace was named after the town of Loreto, Italy, where the dwelling of the Virgin Mary was said to have been brought by angels from Palestine in the 13th century. — Frommer's

The Loreta is a baroque place of pilgrimage founded by Benigna Kateřina Lobkowicz in 1626, designed as a replica of the supposed Santa Casa. — Lonely Planet

Built as part of a calculated plan to reconvert the masses to Catholicism after the Thirty Years' War, the Loreto is probably the most outlandish Baroque fantasy you'll see in Prague. — Time Out

The graceful façade, with its voluptuous tower, was built in 1720 by the ubiquitous Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, the architect of the two St. Nicholas churches in Prague. — Fodor's

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Petrin Tower

Praha 1 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A one-third-scale copy of Paris's Eiffel Tower, Petrín Tower was constructed out of recycled railway track for the 1891 Prague Exhibition. — Frommer's

It’s at the top of Petřín Hill, and from the lookout 299 steps up, you can see a 360-degree panorama of the brick rooftops of Prague and the Czech countryside. — Let's Go

The summit of Petřín is topped off with a 62m-tall Eiffel Tower lookalike built in 1891 for the Prague Exposition. You can climb its 299 steps for some of the best views in Prague. — Lonely Planet

A superb view of the city—from a slightly more solitary perch—the park on top of Petřín Hill includes a charming playground for children and adults. — Fodor's

Constructed in 1891, the 200-foot tower is accessible by foot—a walk up the forested slope takes about 30 minutes—as well as by the funicular that departs from Újezd Street. — Travel + Leisure

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