Prague Ultimate Travel Guide for 2020: Best attractions.

Prague Ultimate Travel Guide for 2020: Best attractions.

In this Prague Travel Guide our aim is to highlight what we believe to be the top 10 places to visit this year in the Czech capital city the Prague Travel Guide 2020. is not aimed at any specific groups such as young families 20-somethings or elderly tourists.

Instead, this is more of a general Travel Guide which will hopefully include something for everyone.

Before we get on to the top 10 list of places to visit in Prague let us first discuss exactly how you are going to travel around the Czech capital.

Prague is actually a relatively small City which means that if you are reasonably fit you will be able to get to many of these top 10 destinations on foot.

However, for those of you unable to do a lot of walking you will be pleased to hear that Prague has a wonderful public transport system, which is very reasonably priced consisting of buses, trams and of course the Metro.

The Prague Metro is relatively straightforward to navigate certainly compared to the metros of other European cities such as the London Underground and makes the perfect form of transport for the longer journeys, you may need to make to get to a particular area of the city.

Likewise, buses can be useful for longer journeys such as from the airport into the city center thus negating the need to use the infamous Prague taxis.
But the form of transport that you will probably end up using most often are the simply wonderful Prague trams.

And if you purchase a 24-hour Prague public transport ticket in addition to being able to use the metro and buses within the city center you will also be able to hop on and off of the trams throughout the day which really is a great way to see the sights.

A 24-hour ticket currently costs 110 Czech koruna which is roughly 4 euro 20 and if you are staying in Prague for a long the weekend then the best value ticket is going to be the 72-hour ticket for 310 Czech koruna which is only 12 euro. and it is worth noting that the price is mentioned our adult prices children between 6 and 15 can buy half-price tickets while children under 6 travel for free.

You are able to purchase tickets through the yellow ticket vending machines or at ticket offices which are located at many of the metro stations. you can also buy tickets at the Tabak and traffic of stores as well as some new stands and of course in tourist information centers.

You must punch your ticket to mark the start of the validation period in one of the validation machines that are located at the entrance to every metro station and on trams and buses.

This is very important to remember because if you do not do so or if you forget then you risk receiving a huge fine if you get stopped in your ticket is checked.
So now that you know how to get around Prague the second part of this article, we'll take a look at the top 10 places to visit in Prague in 2020.

Without any further ado here are the top 10 Prague destinations in 2020 beginning with Saint Wenceslas Square.

#1 - St. Wenceslas square

Is one of Prague's most instantly recognizable tourist spots and makes a great starting point for any day trip to the city. one step up from Prague's main railway station on the red line is the museum metro station which acts as a hub between the metros red and green lines and which brings you out at the top of Wenceslas Square next to the famous statue of St. Wenceslas.

The museum in question is Prague's National Museum which is now once more open to the public although it is still in the process of being fully refurbished. the National Museum really is a spectacular looking building and offers a wonderful view over the 750-meter-long Boulevard that has Wenceslas Square.

The square itself has witnessed many important happenings in capitols history perhaps the most famous of which was when the student yen Palash set himself on fire to protest against the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union in 1968. today Wenceslas Square is a vibrant area full of hotels, apartments, bars, restaurants and shops.

At the bottom of the square the Mustek metro station is situated which acts as a hub between the metros green and yellow lines reiterating just why Wenceslas Square makes a great central point for any day trip to the capital.

Turning right off the square at Mustek you are presented with a Street full of great shopping opportunities including Marks & Spencer and the wonderful Hamleys.

Wenceslas square

However, if you continue straight on-off of Wenceslas Square you are just a short walk away from the second of our top ten destinations.

 #2 - The Old Town Square

The old town square is possibly the city's most well-known destination of all and really is a must-see for any tourist visiting Prague.
Try to time your arrival on the square to coincide with the Prague astronomical clock striking the hour.

And although the famous an astronomical clock is well worth a visit there is so much more to see on the old town square with its wonderful cosmopolitan atmosphere as well as the bustling tourists café terraces horse-drawn carriage rides and the street vendors selling typical Czech foods and drinks by the side of the town hall there are also incredibly talented performers who come from all over the world and put on shows throughout the day.

One can witness jugglers, singers, pianists, actors, comedians, classical performances, and alternative entertainment which can literally keep the family amused for hours at a time.

As well as the town hall and its astronomical clock other notable buildings on the square include the Gothic church, and the Kinski Palace which houses an Art Museum of the Czech National Gallery.

old town square

If you then head northwest from the old town square, you will find that you are only a short walk away from the third of our top ten destinations.

#3 - The Jewish quarter

From the old town square head Northwest down the Boulevard of the luxury watch in jewelry stores until you reach the Jewish quarter.

Located between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River. the Jewish quarter is another destination not to be missed when visiting Prague.

With its six synagogues and many other significant historical buildings in Prague's Jewish quarter as the best-preserved complex of historical Jewish monuments in the whole of Europe.

The sinister reason why so many monuments managed to survive the Nazi occupation of Prague was because Hitler intended to preserve the Jewish quarter as a museum of an extinct race.

The Jewish quarter is also, the birthplace of the writer Franz Kafka and you will find that there is a memorial to Kafka located near the Spanish synagogue.

The Jewish quarter actually backs onto the Vltava River so once you have explored the cemetery synagogues museums and other monuments.

Jewish quarter

You may decide to enjoy a stroll beside the river to the fourth of our top ten destinations.

#4 - The Charles Bridge

No trip to Prague would be complete without a visit to the beautiful Charles bridge.

Quite apart from the portrait painters musicians and the many stalls selling a myriad of trinkets and souvenirs there is a wealth of culture and history to absorb the Stone bridge which was constructed in the 14th century is decorated by 30 Baroque statues that were originally erected around the Year 1700.

If you don't like crowds then probably the best time to go to the Charles Bridge is in the early morning. but it is also quite delightful to visit the bridge in the evening to see the bridge when it is all lit up. during the day the various vendor's buskers and street artists together with the crowds of tourists certainly make for a bustling atmosphere along the bridge.

Meanwhile, the views of the river and the ornate buildings on both of its banks are simply spectacular. it goes without saying that amongst such a throng of people you should be careful of pickpockets and you might want to avoid some of the less savory tourist shops and money exchange establishments on the old town side of the bridge.

Far more pleasant in fact is to walk across to the opposite end of the Charles Bridge, you will find a children's play park which is a great point to take in both the Charles Bridge and the Vltava River as well as the wonderful bridge with its thousands of love padlocks.

Charles Bridge

And you will now also be close to the fifth of our top ten destinations.

#5 - Malá Strana

Mala Strana literally translates as the lesser side of Prague which could not be further from the truth. this delightful area of Prague is one of the most enchanting parts of the city with its cobblestone squares and historic buildings.
The Baroque style Church of St. Nicholas is certainly a highlight with its iconic green dome and bell tower. meanwhile Wallenstein garden offers visitors a peaceful escape from the city.

And then there is Nerudova Street a steep road that leads up to Prague Castle which is lined with embassies restaurants souvenir shops ice-cream parlors in a number of shops selling wooden marionettes and puppets.

Most interesting of all is the delightful house signs which tell the story of their famous inhabitants including the Czech poet yen Neruda after whom the street is named.

Malá Strana

If you continue walking up Nerudova Street you will eventually arrive at the 6 of our top 10 destinations.

#6 - Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral

Occupy an area of almost 70,000 square meters Prague Castle as the largest ancient castle in the world.

The Castle is also home to the Czech president and the crown jewels. an important part of the castle as St. Vitus Cathedral which is among Prague's most interesting and beautiful buildings and which dominates the city skyline. the Cathedral is the burial place of the former Czech kings and is one of the most richly endowed cathedrals in Central Europe.

The entrance ticket to St. Vitus Cathedral is quite expensive and you should definitely get there early in the morning to avoid the inevitable queues. a better alternative might be to watch the changing of the guards at 12:00 noon and last but not least let's not forget the views which you are able to enjoy from up at the castle as well.

Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral

Although Prague Castle is, without doubt, the biggest castle in the city it is by no means the best castle in Prague that honor goes to the seventh of our top ten destinations.

#7 - Vysehrad

Vysehrad is far less well known than Prague Castle. which means you will find considerably fewer tourists when you visit Prague. the easiest way to get to the castle is via the Vysehrad metro station which is only three stops southbound from the Prague main railway station on the red line.

The Vysehrad metro station is on the same level as the castle so it saves you from having to walk up the steep hill from the nearest tram stop.

The old fortress of Vysehrad was built in the 10th century and both the castle entrance and admission to the surrounding grounds are free of charge. 

Meanwhile, admission prices to the various museums and expositions at the castle are reasonably priced and even the guided tour is a fraction of the price you would pay at Prague Castle.

You are also able to enjoy reasonably priced food and drink in the grounds especially when compared to the tourist trap that Prague Castle has sadly become.


Finally, you are once more able to enjoy stunning views of the city while relaxing in this hidden gem of a destination.
And if stunning views are your thing then you will absolutely love the 8 of our top 10 destinations

 #8 - Petrin hill

One of the most fun things about a trip to Petrin hill is how you actually get there in the first place. you'll need to take either tram number 9, 12, 15 or 22.
You can then take the funicular railway up to Petrin hill. the funicular railway is great fun to ride especially for kids and you are able to use your 24 hours or 72-hour Prague public transport tickets.

If you need to buy a single journey ticket for the funicular railway then please do not forget to validate the ticket before you begin your journey otherwise you run the risk of getting stopped and paying a big fine.

Once you have reached Petrin Hill there are a number of things to see and do such as the Mirror maze, the Czech ethnographic Museum and the Strahov monastery.

However, the highlight of your trip will no doubt be to go up the Petrin lookout tower. the Petrin tower in Prague has a 60-meter-high replica of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. and was actually built two years after the original.

The view from the lookout tower is amazing but again try and come early because it tends to get very busy especially during the summer months.

Petrin hill

One of the landmarks that you will be able to see from the lookout tower is of course the Vltava River which just so happens to be the subject of the 9 of our top ten destinations.

#9 - Vltava River

Not so much a destination than an activity but taking a cruise on the Vltava River is definitely something you should consider doing during the warmer months while visiting Prague.

Whether you choose a short one-hour River cruise as part of a larger tour of Prague or a three-hour dinner cruise at night there is no doubt that this is one of the best ways to see the city sights.

As well as the classic river cruises on the Vltava River. there is also canal boat rides in the area that is known as the Venice of Prague which you might also want to consider.

Once you have decided the type of boat trip you would like to do our advice is to take a look on TripAdvisor to find the most recent customer reviews on which companies currently offer the best value packages.

Vltava River

A river cruise is certainly a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and if you would like to get even further away from the center then you are going to love the last of our top 10 destinations.

#10 - Prague zoo

According to the most recent survey Prague zoo is currently the fifth-best zoo in the world and it is easy to see why.

Prague zoo is very well set out with a great selection of animals and has more than enough to keep the whole family occupied for the day. this reasonably priced Zoo will set you back 200 Czech koruna which is only 8 euro meanwhile kids students and senior citizens get in for 150 Czech korun or 6 euro. but if you are 70 or older you can buy a ticket for only one Czech koruna which is only 4 cents.

Highlights of a visit to the zoo include elephant Valley the polar bear enclosure penguin Pavilion in the wonderful Indonesian jungle.

Prague zoo

The zoo also boasts some really fine restaurants especially for fans of Asian cuisine.

From the Metro you need to get bus number 112 which will take you all the way to the zoo
Of course, each of the aforementioned Prague destinations all come highly recommended, especially for those of you who have never visited the capital of Czechia, But there really is so much more to see and do in Prague.

That was our Prague travel guide 2020 we would love to hear from you in the comments below let us know your own personal experiences with any of these destinations or write in the comments if you have a favorite Prague destination that is not in our top 10.

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