A Perfect Day in Prague: Best Sights and Experiences within 24 Hours
Prague has been growing a lot as a tourist destination for those that don't have the biggest budget and we can assure that whoever chooses to include this amazing city in its trip will not be disappointed!!! In this guide, you'll get the perfect 24h itinerary containing all the must see spots in Prague, alongside with our golden tips and suggestions of places to stop for a quick bite or a full meal. We had the amazing chance of visiting the city in September/2023, so timing and places of this guide are as well planned as possible. In order to improve your immersion in the city, besides the obvious map pins and descriptions, we've also brought some videos captured by us of each place! Join us to explore Prague’s rich history, architecture, and lively culture!
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Prefer video?

No worries! Check the full day itinerary on our YouTube Channel (with english subtitles):

Where stay?

Besides being in a good location, having stable internet and work-comfortable setup is a must for us! So you can imagine that's not a simple task.

After some research, we found this as the best hotel for our needs:

- Good location: few minutes walking to Old Town and close to Bus Station;

- Large room with chairs and table for two people work;

- Stable internet, suitable even for making zoom calls;

- Nice and traditional breakfast;

Novotel Praha Wenceslas Square
@biaedoug
We had a very nice staying in this hotel, it's a few minutes from the Old Town. The breakfast was very good with some traditional meets and sweets from Czech Republic.
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Morning

Awe-inspiring Old Town Square

Old Town Square
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One of the most beautiful town squares we've ever seen! Colorful buildings, medieval vibes and of course bordered by an amazing church and clock tower!
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Our day begins in the heart of Prague, the Old Town Square.

The towering church (Church of Our Lady before Týn) in the background and the colorful historic houses that surround the square create a scene straight out of a fairytale.

It's no wonder this is one of the most impressive squares we've ever seen!

As we explored further, we couldn't help but notice the bustling crowds. We were there in the end of summer in Europe, so the square is teeming with tourists!

Since Prague has been attracting more and more eyes, it's kind of hard to tell when it will be more tranquil, but if you don't enjoy being in the crowds, avoid the summer!!!

You'll probably notice a lot of people kind of concentrating on the side of the clock tower, so head that way for us to check our next spot!

The Astronomical Clock

Prague Astronomical Clock
@biaedoug
One of the most visited points in Prague! Be sure to be close to it in the turn of the hour, because there's a little presentation that happens in the clock.
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The 15th-century Astronomical Clock is a true marvel. Every hour, it puts on a little show that gathers tourists from all corners of Prague. So program your schedule to be in the square around the hour turn!

It's the most touristy thing to do in Prague, but hey, no one's judging!

As the clock strikes, the intricate mechanisms come to life, showcasing a mesmerizing display of moving figures.

Crossing Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge
@biaedoug
Rated as one of the most beautiful bridges of the whole Europe, you can't miss Charles Bridge! Enjoy the view to the Prague Castle.
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Leaving the Old Town Square behind, we'll make our way towards Charles Bridge.

This iconic bridge is renowned for its stunning architecture and is considered one of the most beautiful bridges in Europe.

As we cross the bridge, we're greeted by breathtaking views of the Vltava River and the city's skyline.

The narrow passageway is filled with artists, musicians, and vendors, adding a lively touch to the medieval surroundings.

Take a bite on traditional Chimney Cake

Café U Kajetána
@biaedoug
The Apfelstrudel Chimney Cake was 130 CZK, about 5.30 EUR.
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We couldn't resist from stopping by a local bakery to indulge in a traditional pastry, the chimney cake. They're everywhere around the town and originated from Hungary, but it's so spread around Prague that it almost can be tricked as a Czech one!

With an apple strudel chimney cake in hand, let's continue our journey!

Afternoon

Prague Castle

Prague Castle
@biaedoug
Although it may not look very castle-ish, the visit on the surroundings is totally free and worth a peek! Also, the cathedral inside is stunning!
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Ascending the hill, we'll arrive at Prague Castle, a place that defies expectations.

Despite its name, it's more of a palace complex than a traditional castle. The castle's history dates back to the 9th century, and it has been renovated several times, giving it a more modern appearance

As we explore the castle grounds, we were in awe of its grandeur.

The highlight is undoubtedly St. Vitus Cathedral, a gothic masterpiece that stands tall and majestic.

The stained glass windows, both inside and out, are a sight to behold. We're fortunate that entry to the cathedral is free, allowing us to admire its beauty up close.

A Taste of Czech Cuisine

U Parlamentu
@biaedoug
Amazing Czech food and cozy ambiance! We suggest ordering our favorite, Birell, a beer with a strong taste of passion fruit. For food, we suggest the goulash, which richness and heartiness sauce paired with dumplings creates the perfect comfort food; and the roast pork from Moravia, a region in the Czech Republic known for its flavorful spices: the combination of tender meat and potato dumplings is a match made in culinary heaven.
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After a morning filled with exploration, it's time to satisfy our hunger with some traditional Czech food.

We'll head to U Parlamentu, a recommended restaurant known for its authentic Czech dishes.

And of course, we can't talk about the Czech Republic without mentioning beer, as it's the country that drinks the most beer per capita in the world!

We suggest ordering our favorite, Birell, a beer with a strong taste of passion fruit.

For food, we suggest the goulash, which richness and heartiness sauce paired with dumplings creates the perfect comfort food; and the roast pork from Moravia, a region in the Czech Republic known for its flavorful spices: the combination of tender meat and potato dumplings is a match made in culinary heaven.

Exploring the Riverbank and the Dancing House

After a nice lunch, let's embark on an afternoon stroll along the riverbank.

The city takes on a different charm as the afternoon light bathes her in a golden glow.

You'll be treated with a breathtaking view of the bridge crossed earlier, with Prague Castle standing proudly in the background.

It's a picture-perfect moment!!!

As we continue our walk, we stumble upon the Dancing House, a modern architectural gem that stands out amidst the surrounding buildings.

Dancing House
@biaedoug
Unique design resembles two people dancing, and it adds a touch of contemporary flair to the city's historic landscape.
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Its unique design resembles two people dancing, and it adds a touch of contemporary flair to the city's historic landscape.

Evening

Vyšehrad

Vyšehrad
@biaedoug
Medieval fortress that also holds the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, though simpler in design compared to St. Vitus Cathedral, exudes its own beauty.
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As the sun begins to set, we make our way to Vyšehrad, a fortress that dates back to the 10th century.

This hidden gem offers a quieter and less touristy experience compared to other attractions in Prague.

The Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, though simpler in design compared to St. Vitus Cathedral, exudes its own beauty.

Take a moment to soak in the peaceful atmosphere and admire the intricate details!

Walking on beautiful streets under Night Lights

Wenceslas Square
@biaedoug
One of the longest streets in Prague, Wenceslau Square holds a lot of shops and it's perfect any time of the day.
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Now that the night has fallen, let's head to Wenceslas Square, which gets beautifully illuminated. Its streets are filled with shops, restaurants, and the energy of the city.

If you have more time and energy, we also recommend checking the places we've passed during the day but at night. It's really beautiful and closes our day in Prague perfectly!

After spending a day in Prague, it's hard not to understand why the buzz about it has grown so much lately!

Besides being just another medieval european town, the city has such a vibrancy and energy while joining the old and the modern. Also, the affordable but delicious food and drinks are just the cherry on top of the cake!

Hope you have a blast in this amazing city!!!

* * *
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Hey, we're Bia and Doug, a Brazilian couple with a passion for travel and adventure. As digital nomads and video creators with more than 150 videos on YouTube, we've immersed ourselves in the cultures of more than 15 countries. In 2023, we lived in 20 different cities, gaining valuable experience in finding ideal places for remote workers. Our travels typically involve living like locals, exploring off-the-beaten-path destinations, and capturing the beauty of each place through our lens. We're passionate about sharing our experiences and tips to help others travel more confidently and economically. Our goal is to empower you to travel on your own terms and explore the world your way. Countries that we've been to so far: 🇧🇷 🇦🇷 🇲🇽 🇺🇸 🇭🇷 🇸🇮 🇭🇺 🇸🇰 🇦🇹 🇨🇿🇷🇴🇧🇬🇹🇷 And we’re just getting started. Subscribe and join us!
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A Perfect Day in Prague: Best Sights and Experiences within 24 Hours
Prague has been growing a lot as a tourist destination for those that don't have the biggest budget and we can assure that whoever chooses to include this amazing city in its trip will not be disappointed!!! In this guide, you'll get the perfect 24h itinerary containing all the must see spots in Prague, alongside with our golden tips and suggestions of places to stop for a quick bite or a full meal. We had the amazing chance of visiting the city in September/2023, so timing and places of this guide are as well planned as possible. In order to improve your immersion in the city, besides the obvious map pins and descriptions, we've also brought some videos captured by us of each place! Join us to explore Prague’s rich history, architecture, and lively culture!
10 Places • 3 Saves • ago
Free

Prefer video?

No worries! Check the full day itinerary on our YouTube Channel (with english subtitles):

Where stay?

Besides being in a good location, having stable internet and work-comfortable setup is a must for us! So you can imagine that's not a simple task.

After some research, we found this as the best hotel for our needs:

- Good location: few minutes walking to Old Town and close to Bus Station;

- Large room with chairs and table for two people work;

- Stable internet, suitable even for making zoom calls;

- Nice and traditional breakfast;

Novotel Praha Wenceslas Square
@biaedoug
We had a very nice staying in this hotel, it's a few minutes from the Old Town. The breakfast was very good with some traditional meets and sweets from Czech Republic.
Add to
Details

Morning

Awe-inspiring Old Town Square

Old Town Square
@biaedoug
One of the most beautiful town squares we've ever seen! Colorful buildings, medieval vibes and of course bordered by an amazing church and clock tower!
Add to
Details

Our day begins in the heart of Prague, the Old Town Square.

The towering church (Church of Our Lady before Týn) in the background and the colorful historic houses that surround the square create a scene straight out of a fairytale.

It's no wonder this is one of the most impressive squares we've ever seen!

As we explored further, we couldn't help but notice the bustling crowds. We were there in the end of summer in Europe, so the square is teeming with tourists!

Since Prague has been attracting more and more eyes, it's kind of hard to tell when it will be more tranquil, but if you don't enjoy being in the crowds, avoid the summer!!!

You'll probably notice a lot of people kind of concentrating on the side of the clock tower, so head that way for us to check our next spot!

The Astronomical Clock

Prague Astronomical Clock
@biaedoug
One of the most visited points in Prague! Be sure to be close to it in the turn of the hour, because there's a little presentation that happens in the clock.
Add to
Details

The 15th-century Astronomical Clock is a true marvel. Every hour, it puts on a little show that gathers tourists from all corners of Prague. So program your schedule to be in the square around the hour turn!

It's the most touristy thing to do in Prague, but hey, no one's judging!

As the clock strikes, the intricate mechanisms come to life, showcasing a mesmerizing display of moving figures.

Crossing Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge
@biaedoug
Rated as one of the most beautiful bridges of the whole Europe, you can't miss Charles Bridge! Enjoy the view to the Prague Castle.
Add to
Details

Leaving the Old Town Square behind, we'll make our way towards Charles Bridge.

This iconic bridge is renowned for its stunning architecture and is considered one of the most beautiful bridges in Europe.

As we cross the bridge, we're greeted by breathtaking views of the Vltava River and the city's skyline.

The narrow passageway is filled with artists, musicians, and vendors, adding a lively touch to the medieval surroundings.

Take a bite on traditional Chimney Cake

Café U Kajetána
@biaedoug
The Apfelstrudel Chimney Cake was 130 CZK, about 5.30 EUR.
Add to
Details

We couldn't resist from stopping by a local bakery to indulge in a traditional pastry, the chimney cake. They're everywhere around the town and originated from Hungary, but it's so spread around Prague that it almost can be tricked as a Czech one!

With an apple strudel chimney cake in hand, let's continue our journey!

Afternoon

Prague Castle

Prague Castle
@biaedoug
Although it may not look very castle-ish, the visit on the surroundings is totally free and worth a peek! Also, the cathedral inside is stunning!
Add to
Details

Ascending the hill, we'll arrive at Prague Castle, a place that defies expectations.

Despite its name, it's more of a palace complex than a traditional castle. The castle's history dates back to the 9th century, and it has been renovated several times, giving it a more modern appearance

As we explore the castle grounds, we were in awe of its grandeur.

The highlight is undoubtedly St. Vitus Cathedral, a gothic masterpiece that stands tall and majestic.

The stained glass windows, both inside and out, are a sight to behold. We're fortunate that entry to the cathedral is free, allowing us to admire its beauty up close.

A Taste of Czech Cuisine

U Parlamentu
@biaedoug
Amazing Czech food and cozy ambiance! We suggest ordering our favorite, Birell, a beer with a strong taste of passion fruit. For food, we suggest the goulash, which richness and heartiness sauce paired with dumplings creates the perfect comfort food; and the roast pork from Moravia, a region in the Czech Republic known for its flavorful spices: the combination of tender meat and potato dumplings is a match made in culinary heaven.
Add to
Details

After a morning filled with exploration, it's time to satisfy our hunger with some traditional Czech food.

We'll head to U Parlamentu, a recommended restaurant known for its authentic Czech dishes.

And of course, we can't talk about the Czech Republic without mentioning beer, as it's the country that drinks the most beer per capita in the world!

We suggest ordering our favorite, Birell, a beer with a strong taste of passion fruit.

For food, we suggest the goulash, which richness and heartiness sauce paired with dumplings creates the perfect comfort food; and the roast pork from Moravia, a region in the Czech Republic known for its flavorful spices: the combination of tender meat and potato dumplings is a match made in culinary heaven.

Exploring the Riverbank and the Dancing House

After a nice lunch, let's embark on an afternoon stroll along the riverbank.

The city takes on a different charm as the afternoon light bathes her in a golden glow.

You'll be treated with a breathtaking view of the bridge crossed earlier, with Prague Castle standing proudly in the background.

It's a picture-perfect moment!!!

As we continue our walk, we stumble upon the Dancing House, a modern architectural gem that stands out amidst the surrounding buildings.

Dancing House
@biaedoug
Unique design resembles two people dancing, and it adds a touch of contemporary flair to the city's historic landscape.
Add to
Details

Its unique design resembles two people dancing, and it adds a touch of contemporary flair to the city's historic landscape.

Evening

Vyšehrad

Vyšehrad
@biaedoug
Medieval fortress that also holds the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, though simpler in design compared to St. Vitus Cathedral, exudes its own beauty.
Add to
Details

As the sun begins to set, we make our way to Vyšehrad, a fortress that dates back to the 10th century.

This hidden gem offers a quieter and less touristy experience compared to other attractions in Prague.

The Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, though simpler in design compared to St. Vitus Cathedral, exudes its own beauty.

Take a moment to soak in the peaceful atmosphere and admire the intricate details!

Walking on beautiful streets under Night Lights

Wenceslas Square
@biaedoug
One of the longest streets in Prague, Wenceslau Square holds a lot of shops and it's perfect any time of the day.
Add to
Details

Now that the night has fallen, let's head to Wenceslas Square, which gets beautifully illuminated. Its streets are filled with shops, restaurants, and the energy of the city.

If you have more time and energy, we also recommend checking the places we've passed during the day but at night. It's really beautiful and closes our day in Prague perfectly!

After spending a day in Prague, it's hard not to understand why the buzz about it has grown so much lately!

Besides being just another medieval european town, the city has such a vibrancy and energy while joining the old and the modern. Also, the affordable but delicious food and drinks are just the cherry on top of the cake!

Hope you have a blast in this amazing city!!!

* * *
CURATED BY
Hey, we're Bia and Doug, a Brazilian couple with a passion for travel and adventure. As digital nomads and video creators with more than 150 videos on YouTube, we've immersed ourselves in the cultures of more than 15 countries. In 2023, we lived in 20 different cities, gaining valuable experience in finding ideal places for remote workers. Our travels typically involve living like locals, exploring off-the-beaten-path destinations, and capturing the beauty of each place through our lens. We're passionate about sharing our experiences and tips to help others travel more confidently and economically. Our goal is to empower you to travel on your own terms and explore the world your way. Countries that we've been to so far: 🇧🇷 🇦🇷 🇲🇽 🇺🇸 🇭🇷 🇸🇮 🇭🇺 🇸🇰 🇦🇹 🇨🇿🇷🇴🇧🇬🇹🇷 And we’re just getting started. Subscribe and join us!
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