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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 →

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

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

This is a center of Prague life for tourists and locals alike. — Fodor's

A focal point of the Staré Město district, as it’s known in Czech, the Astronomical Clock has chimed since 1410, testament to the avant-garde thinking that’s always held sway here. — The Telegraph

Old Jewish Cemetery

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

Up to 100,000 Jews buried 12 deep rest eternally in this 15th century cemetery.  — Atlas Obscura

Make sure to notice the little stones on the tombstones—traditionally, these are used instead of flowers, adding to the beautiful, gray-and-green simplicity of the cemetery. — Let's Go

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

Part of the five-location Jewish Museum, and once part of a walled off ghetto, graves here are 12-deep, lying beneath tumbling headstones sculpted with figures representing symbols of family names — The Telegraph

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

Strahov Monastery

Prague Castle & Hradčany 93 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

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

The Premonstratensian Order (or Norbertines) set up house at this monastery in 1140 and soon after embarked upon their austere programme of silent contemplation and celibacy. — Time Out

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

Inside the main gate is the 1612 Church of St Roch (kostel sv Rocha), which is now an art gallery, and the Church of the Assumption of Our Lady (kostel Nanebevzetí Panny Marie). — Lonely Planet

Prague Castle

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

Definitely plan to spend a full day here and explore the grounds, the basilica, and the cute little stores along golden lane. — Afar Magazine

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

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

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

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

Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 →

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

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

It might appear ancient, but much of Prague's principal cathedral was completed just in time for its belated consecration in 1929. — Lonely Planet

One of the largest castle complexes in the world — National Geographic

Old Town Square

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

Lined with historical houses, dominated by two large churches and the tall tower of the town hall, this vast square is the real heart of the quarter — Michelin Guide

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

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

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

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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Church of St. Nicholas

Mala Strana (Little Quarter) 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

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

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

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

The Old-New Synagogue

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

For some, the Staronová Synagoga was built with stones brought from the Temple of Jerusalem. Others claim that it appeared entirely built. — Michelin Guide

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

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

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

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

Museum Kampa

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

While in exile in the United States during the years of the Communist regime, Jan and Meda Mládek assembled a large collection of 20C Czech art, supporting young artists persecuted by the regime — Michelin Guide

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

Housed in a renovated mill building, this gallery is devoted to 20th-century and contemporary art from Central Europe. — Lonely Planet

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

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

Charles Bridge

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

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

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

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

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

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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 →

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

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

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

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

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

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

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National Museum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 →

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

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

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Powder Tower

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

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

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

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

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

An exhibition on the 2 nd floor presents the different towers in Prague, from the 12C to the TV tower. — Michelin Guide

The Prague Loreto

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

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

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 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

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

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Mucha Museum

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

Perhaps the most interesting section of the museum is that dedicated to his oil paintings. — Michelin Guide

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

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

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

Petrin Tower

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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

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

The tower is fairly tatty these days, but the climb to the top is made worthwhile by phenomenal views of the city: more than just the usual vista of a set of spires poking over the top of the castle. — Time Out

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

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

Municipal House Hall

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

Restored in the 1990s after decades of neglect, Prague’s most exuberant and sensual building is a labour of love. — Lonely Planet

The city's art nouveau showpiece still fills the role it had when it was completed in 1911 as a center for concerts, rotating art exhibits, and café society. — Fodor's

Erected... on an irregularly-shaped trapezoidal site where the Royal Palace once stood. — Michelin Guide

The Municipal House was built in 1912, when a wave of nationalism swept over the Czech people. — Let's Go

A turn of the century building boasting some of the most beautiful art nouveau architecture in Prague.  — Atlas Obscura

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