If you like history, you will fall in love with the historic center of Prague. It is ideal to visit it on foot in the morning when the city is just waking up. This way you may avoid crowds of tourists and fully enjoy the tour of the Old Town. Start by visiting the Old Town Bridge Tower, which is the imaginary border separating Charles Bridge from Křížovnické Square and is considered one of the most impressive world Gothic buildings. Then have a walk on the famous Charles Bridge, at the end of which are situated the Lesser Town Bridge Towers. These two stylistically different towers are the gateway to the Lesser Town and one of them can be visited. Another stop that you should not miss is the Old Town Square, also known as Staromák. Its dominant feature is the Old Town Hall with the legendary Prague Astronomical Clock, which shows Babylonian and Old Bohemian time, the position of the Sun, the phase of the Moon, astronomical cycles, and the holidays of the Christian calendar. In addition to the astronomical clock, in the Old Town you can find many other impressive historical monuments, so give yourself enough time to visit it and walk through its alleys.
Pražská ZOO a Botanická zahrada
Pražská ZOO, která je považována za jednu z nejkrásnějších v Evropě, je situována přibližně 8 km od centra města. Dostat se sem můžete MHD nebo autem, přičemž parkování v okolí ZOO je možné rezervovat předem online. Pouze 750 metrů od ZOO se nachází Botanická zahrada, jejíž součástí je Trojský zámek se zahradami. Vzhledem k blízkosti ZOO a Botanické zahrady, je ideálně tyto dvě atrakce spojit. Jejich návštěvou strávíte celý den.
Prague ZOO and Botanical Garden
The Prague ZOO, which is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe, is located approximately 8 km from the city center. You can get there by public transport or by car, while parking around the zoo can be booked online in advance. Only 750 meters from the ZOO is situated the Botanical Garden, which includes the Troja Castle with its gardens. Due to the proximity of the ZOO and the Botanical Garden, it is ideal to visit these two attractions in one day. The recommended time for visiting them is the whole day.
A visit to Prague would not be complete without visiting Petrin, situated 8 km from the center of Prague. This place offers the best views of the city. You can get here by car or cable car.
The Wallenstein Garden is a real oasis of peace and a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. It is located near the city center and it includes beautiful buildings, statues, and aviaries with owls and peacocks. Right next door you will find Vojanovy sady with a beautiful garden with a pond, a terrace with a sundial, a children's playground, and chapels.
Surroundings of Prague
Only 30 kilometers from Prague you may find the Berchtold Castle. The renovated castle with beautiful gardens is an ideal place to spend the afternoon. If you would like to spend the night at the castle, it is possible to stay in a hotel, which is part of it.
If you are a fan of castles and chateaux, do not miss Dobříš, where the famous fairy tale The Princess from the Mill was filmed. It is one of the most beautiful Rococo castles in the Czech Republic, which includes a French garden and a large park. It is situated 40 kilometers south of Prague.
Other castles and chateaux
If we were to name all the castles and chateaux that are located near Prague, our list would be very long. The ruins of the Gothic castle Hazmburk, Chateau Mcely, Chateau Třebešice, Jemniště, Kačina, and the famous Karlštejn are undoubtedly worth mentioning.
How to get to Prague?
You can travel to Prague from Slovakia by train, plane, or bus. However, if you want to be more flexible, we definitely recommend you traveling by car. You will not be tied to departures and arrivals, and you can also visit more places than if you traveled in any other means. Last but not least, traveling by car can be more economical depending on how many of you are going on a trip to Prague. If you like this option but do not have your own vehicle, visit our website and simply rent a car in one of our Slovak branches or at a branch directly in Prague.