What to do in Prague from 1 to 5 days

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We list what to do in Prague in an itinerary for those who stay from 1 to 5 days in the city. Spoiler, regardless of the number of days you stay in the city, you will be enchanted by the capital of the Czech Republic.

If you want to discover the old continent or even backpack through Europe, the city of Prague is a must. Therefore, here we will help you choose what to do in Prague in a 1 to 5 day itinerary.

Founded in the XNUMXth century, the capital of the Czech Republic offers its visitors plenty of gastronomy, culture and entertainment. At the same time that it mixes modernity with a lot of history, the “city of a hundred domes” (as it is nicknamed there) manages to please all types of tourist.

The good news even for those looking to take a quick tour of Prague is that, compared to the other major capitals nearby, it is relatively small. It is possible to carry out the basics of the itinerary on foot – and with a lot of energy, of course.

If this is your first time in the city, it is worth following our itinerary of what to do in Prague!

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  • Map of the main tourist attractions
  • What to do in 1 day
  • What to do in 2 day
  • What to do in 3 day
  • What to do in 4 days
  • What to do in 5 days
  • Prague Tips – currency, transportation, travel insurance
  • Where to stay in Prague – Hotel recommendations
  • What you need to know BEFORE traveling to Prague

Prague Sights Map

Below you will find a map with all the points that we will talk about in the post for you to locate yourself:

What to do in Prague – Itinerary from 1 to 5 days

The streets of Prague are the main attractions of the trip, as they are a real time machine. In view of its unique, historic architecture and a wealth of details that transport us to the scenarios of Franz Kafka's plots, famous writer in the country and who gained notoriety in the world throughout the XNUMXth century. 

So prepare your cell phone or your camera, because any click in Prague turns into a work of urban art and typical of modernist novels!

For those who intend to stay a few days in Prague, we recommend the “Prague Card”. The card allows unlimited use of all means of public transport and also has a free pass to various tourist attractions. Not to mention the freebie: a map of the city with all the information so you don't get lost in the beautiful streets there!

What to do in Prague in 1 day

It is possible to enjoy the essence of Prague in just one day, but for that you will need a lot of energy and a little running to enjoy every second of everything the city has to offer. 

There's nothing better than starting your long day in Prague with a hearty breakfast. After all, you will need a lot of energy for the walks.

To save your precious time, we recommend the Liberica Coffee, which located in the New Town, ie in the heart of Prague. There, you will find a friendly atmosphere, super friendly and with a wide variety of menu that please even vegetarians.

Then it's time to face the beautiful streets of Prague and kick some legs #Departed!

Prague Castle

It is impossible not to start with the main point and symbol of the entire history of the Czech Republic. Prague Castle is much more than a castle itself, it's a city within Prague! After all, it has 70 thousand square meters of construction and is considered the largest castle on the planet.

There are several attractions and monuments inside the Castle that make you stunned, even asking yourself: “How did they create all this?”. So set aside at least three to five hours of your day to explore the country's DNA and one of the greatest World Heritage Sites.

Prague Castle is located west of the Vltava River in the Prague 1 district, in the center of the capital and next to the Malostranska metro station on line A (green). Super easy to get to.

You will have to face a staircase called Castle Stairs which takes 5 to 10 minutes on foot – of course, depending on your mood.

After passing through strict security at the entrance, you are soon faced with the entire skyline of Prague. You can see the entire city from up there. Is beautiful! The selfie moment is just beginning…

With this welcome, you officially enter Prague Castle. I have selected some attractions in the Castle that you must cross off your list.

Catedral São Vito (Cathedral of St. Vitus)

The attraction can be seen from afar so great. The Cathedral draws attention for its Gothic, Medieval and Modernist architectural details. As it took more than 600 years to complete (it started in 1344 and was only finished in 1929) it has different styles. It is not for nothing that it is considered the largest church in the entire Czech Republic. 

See the details of the Cathedral in a virtual tour by clicking on the link

Interior of St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague
Golden Lane and Franz Kafka's House

Historically it was the place where the workers of the Prague Castle structure lived. The street attracts attention with the rooms full of bright colors and a minimalist style that arouses curiosity to know what is inside each home. 

There, don't miss the house number 22 in which the famous Czech writer Franz Kafka lived for a long time. It's the perfect opportunity to see what historic Prague houses were like, as well as buy traditional souvenirs.

As casinhas two workers on Golden Lane – Photo: Tilemahos Efthimiadis via Flickr

Franz Kafka House on Golden Lane
royal palace

Consisting of three castles, each built in different periods of Czech history. The Royal Palace was built in the XNUMXth century and served as the official residence of all those who ruled the region between the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries.

Inside there is the “Vladislav Room” that has existed for over 500 years and it is there that the election of President of the Czech Republic takes place.

Vladislav's Room at the Royal Palace in Prague
Strahov Monastery

Created in the twelfth century, the attraction houses a beautiful library with its rustic architecture and also full of a rich collection.

Take the opportunity to take your lunch break at the bar Cluster Pivovar which is located next to the monastery. Be sure to try the typical dishes of the region with a beautiful beer called “Saint Norbert Amber” – which, by the way, is not just any beer. According to the establishment, the beer has a long history and has been produced since the XNUMXth century.

About Strahov Monastery

The Strahov Monastery library
Changing of the Guard

As usual in these iconic places, the guards are an attraction in themselves. Every hour you can see the changing of the guard, but every day – punctually at noon – the changing of the guard ceremony takes place.

It is governed by a flag, band and, of course, with the right to all vigilant troops. A moment to honor and take lots of pictures!

Other attractions in Prague Castle

If you thought it was over, you are very wrong! Don't miss out on the Castle Gardens, do not Palácio LobkowiczAt Black tower e DaliborkaAt Basilica, St. George's Temple, among other numerous attractions located inside the Prague Castle. 

Regardless of your next destination, pass through the famous Charles Bridge which connects the Old Town (Prague 1) with the Small Town (Malá Strana). It is considered the second oldest bridge in the Czech capital – its construction began in 1357 but was only completed in the XNUMXth century. 

The place is a good option for a few more selfies with the Vltava River in the background, the largest in the country with its more than 430 km long and which cuts through the entire city of Prague.

Charles Bridge

Popularly known as Charles Bridge, Charles Bridge connects the Old Town with Malá Strana. It has more than 500 meters of exclusive pedestrian crossing. It is a bridge that is super frequented by tourists to take pictures, see street artists and buy souvenirs.

Along the bridge you can see several statues. Legend has it that whoever puts his left hand on the statue of São João Nepomuceno and then makes a wish, will have his wish fulfilled in a short time. It's superstition, isn't it?

Charles Bridge – Connects Prague's Old Town with Malá Strana

Mala Strana – The Small Town

If you have a little time, discover the district of Malá Strana, known as the “Small Town”. Located on the slopes of Prague Castle and also considered one of the most important historical areas of Prague. 

There, you will discover a totally serene neighborhood, full of parks and important public monuments. After all, it was the region where the nobility of the entire Czech Republic lived and that explains every captivating corner of the district.

The Malá Strana region – Photo: Mahesh via Flickr

Church of St. Nicholas

Next to Charles Bridge, you can already see the Church of St. Nicholas – one of the most beautiful in Prague with its unique Baroque style. 

The cathedral took almost 80 years to build during the 18th century. As you enter the Church's interior, you come across several works in the Baroque style.

#AnotaADica: climb the tower and enjoy one more skyline of Prague for free. On top of that, you will still leave there learning a lot about the rich history of the Malá Strana district, with all its importance for the growth of Prague over time. I guarantee that the sacrifice of climbing 65 meters will be super worth it! ?

The Church of St. Nicholas in Prague

Pub crawl – Tour of Bars and Clubs in Prague

If you are looking to enjoy the nightlife, know that Prague is one of the best cities in the world to go out at night. Make one pub crawl, which is a circuit of bars and clubs in groups. Prague hostels usually offer the tour with a partner company.

One of the most popular stops is the nightclub Karlovy Lázně, with 5 floors that present different musical styles.

Also be sure to try the green fairy absinthe, a classic drink from the Czech Republic. It's strong, see? Anyone who has watched the movie “Eurotrip” knows. So stick to the dose.

What to do in Prague in 2 days

If you have one more day to enjoy Prague, know that the city center still has a lot to explore.

Let's focus on this region to cross out of your itinerary everything that the heart of the “City of the Hundred Towers” ​​has to offer.

Powder Tower and the Municipal House in Prague

The dark-hued Gothic architecture of the XNUMXth century contrasts with the bright colors of the Municipal House in Prague. Place where the Czech Royal Court stayed with all its art nouveau style that later ended up serving as a backdrop for the proclamation of Czechoslovakia's independence.

So you already know at once two great buildings that are part of the turbulent history of Prague. 

For those who want to know even more, it is possible to visit the inside of the Powder Tower and still have access to an exhibition that explains in detail the entire construction process of the two monuments, in addition to all their symbology for the city.

The interior of the Municipal House is divided into several large and luxurious halls, the main one is called Smetana room. Take the opportunity to take a break for that coffee at the famous Pilsen Restaurant which has spread in several main points of Prague.

Gunpowder Tower – Photo: Wikipedia

The Smetana Room in the Municipal House in Prague – Photo: Praga.eu

Old Town Square – One of the main attractions

Get ready to discover the most cosmopolitan part of Prague, surrounded by old buildings and architecture that is the face of the city. Located in the Prague 1 district, the Old Town Square is one of the main attractions for anyone visiting the capital. 

There, you will find several shops, bars, restaurants and also curious attractions. Street art is very much alive in the Old Town Square and the creativity of those who make a living from it is impressive. It ranges from super talented singers to even a human “Aladdin” who mysteriously hangs inside a giant magic lamp.

The Praça is a great place to have breakfast, lunch or happy hour with your friends or locals. Close by, there are still other important attractions.

Old Town Square – one of Prague's top attractions

Astronomical Clock

Next to the Old Town Square, there is the imposing Astronomical Clock. Built in 1410 by watchmaker Mikuláš of Kadan, it is considered one of the oldest in Europe.

The great differential and attraction of this watch is that it shows, in addition to the hours, the dates, the position of the Sun, the current phase of the Moon and the astronomical cycles.

#AnotaADica: climb the tower and admire views across central Prague for 250 CZK (or €10). It is worth it!

The Astronomical Clock

Wenceslas Square

Place where major events and demonstrations took place that changed the entire course of the Czech Republic. Wenceslas Square is not just a square, but an avenue with more than 750 meters of extension that has ample commerce, bars, clubs, restaurants, branded stores, luxury hotels, cafes and fast foods.

Pure capitalism is all concentrated in this place while preserving the history of socialism that was very present for years in the country, but which today is a page turned.

Wenceslas Square in Prague

Prague State Opera

How about ending your day with a beautiful show? Anyone visiting Prague cannot miss seeing at least one opera or ballet. The ideal place for this activity is the Prague State Opera which has good performances at affordable prices. 

When you buy your ticket for the show, take the opportunity to get to know the building. It is over 130 years old with its rich details that leave anyone awestruck with the architectural beauty and how everything is impeccably preserved.

What to do in Prague in 3 days

After doing two days of sightseeing, the third day in Prague can be entirely devoted to museums.

It is worth booking a large part of your itinerary in Prague to visit the National Museum, Franz Kafta Museum and the National Gallery Museum. It's an opportunity to get to know Prague from other angles and all of its history.

Prague National Museum

The National Museum in Prague cannot go unnoticed during your visit, as the building attracts a lot of attention due to its grandeur and grandeur.

The museum is divided into Historical Museum, Natural History Museum, National Library, Czech Music Museum and Naprstek Museum. In other words, you can already see that it is immense and rich in collection, right?

Created in 1818, the National Museum in Prague is strategically located at the end of Wenceslas Square. It is considered one of the most important museums in the Old World. So give priority and take the opportunity to learn a lot on your visit.

Prague National Museum illuminated at night – Photo: @narodnimuzeum via Instagram

Franz Kafka Museum

The city of Prague was home to one of the greatest writers of the XNUMXth century, the Czech Franz Kafka. Author of great books such as “The Process” and “Metamorphosis”. The author is of great importance to the country, so much so that he gained his own museum.

The Franz Kafka Museum is located in Malá Strana and, right at the entrance, you will come across a bizarre sculpture. Two men urinating on the map of the Czech Republic.

Inside the place, it is possible to have contact with exclusive manuscripts, letters, photos and a great interactivity with the Kafka collection. 

The ticket price is super affordable, 200 CZK (or €10).

Museu National Gallery

For lovers of works by Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet, a visit to the National Gallery Museum is a must. It has the largest collection of art in the country from the XNUMXth century to the present time. The building is a little different from the style of the city, but gives an air of modernity.

What to do in Prague in 4 days

The fourth day of your trip to the capital of the Czech Republic will be marked by a magnificent tour.

Add a moment of reflection at one of the city's most enigmatic works, the Communism Memorial, and another visit to Prague's largest park. 

Boat ride

You may have already noticed that Prague is crossed by a river called the Vltava. Like all cities in Europe, it is very well used for tourism in the region.

With more than 31 kilometers in length and 4 meters deep, the river is crossed by 18 bridges – among them, the Charles Bridge, as I have already mentioned here. There are several companies that offer boat tours in Prague. I recommend the Jazz Boat, which offers a differentiated service with many musical performances and a full menu of entertainment on board. 

For just 200 CZK (or €10) you have a wonderful dinner with a complete tour of Prague to the sound of good live jazz. Is there anything better? No! This experience is really worth it.

Memorial to the Victims of Communism

The history of communism was in force in much of Europe for decades. Everything is still very recent since the end of the regime took place in 1993 with the division of Czechoslovakia into Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Therefore, it is understandable that there are several monuments that remember this entire period.

Created in 2002, the Memorial to the Victims of Communism is located in Malá Strana and was the work of Czech artist Olbram Zoubek with architects Zdenek Hoelzel and Jan Kerel. As soon as you arrive, a sign reads: “This memorial is dedicated to all victims: not only those who were imprisoned and lost their lives, but also those who saw their existence ruined by the totalitarian regime”.

In order to shock visitors, and make them reflect on the various consequences that a nefarious dictatorship can cause. The memorial is made up of several bronze statues, each one representing people who suffered some kind of damage during the regime. For example, one has amputated limbs, another represents emotional damage with an anguished look on her face, among others.

The bronze statues of the Memorial of Communism in Prague – Photo: prague-stay

Annual Park

After all this history, it is worth relaxing in the largest park in the Czech capital. Located in Prague 7 district close to Malostranská metro station.

It is a great place to walk, run and slow down in front of a lot of green and a natural landscape to fill your eyes. But get ready, the park is huge. Pack comfortable shoes to explore every corner of Letna Park.

What to do in Prague in 5 days

Do you still have one more day? See what we separate for what to do in Prague!

On the fifth day in Prague, you've seen much of the city and it's time to relax. Go shopping and also go see spots that are outside the traditional Prague itinerary.

shopping in prague

It is not possible to leave Prague without first hopping into stores to haggle for products.

The country strives to leave behind that image of a socialist country with limited consumer goods, the result of which is several shopping centers in the central region of Prata, all to feed our impulses for shopping.

The best place to shop in Prague is the Na Prikope region. It is close to Wenceslas Square and has a varied menu of stores ranging from famous brands to the most popular.

The place is also great for coffee and lunch, as well as several service places to better serve tourists – banks, currency exchange shops, ATMs, souvenirs, among others.

Dancing House

The Dancing House is unlike anything you are likely to see. Located on Resslova Street and on the right bank of the Vltava River, the building draws a lot of attention for its architecture that breaks the pattern of the style of the city and, of course, for its extravagance bordering on surrealism.

The architects Frank Gehry and V. Milunic were responsible for building in the city, between 1994 and 1996, a concept of an undulating “body” whose architectural base is misaligned in its total structure.

The result is an interesting effect, it gives the impression that the building is “crushed”. Curious, huh?

Dancing House

Spanish Synagogue

Visiting a synagogue in any corner of Europe is always a good opportunity to be enchanted by new histories, cultures and religions. But the Spanish Synagogue in Prague is unique because of its grandeur and historical heritage.

With its Moorish (Moors) style, the Spanish Synagogue provides an overview of the history of Jews in the Bohemia region, a historic region of Central Europe, from the XNUMXth century to the mid-XNUMXth century with the end of the Second World War. 

The place has silverware exhibits with thousands of rare pieces, in addition to the statue of Franz Kafka (famous Czech writer), in addition to its rich architectural details inside.

Prague Tips

fashion in prague

It is important to note that the Czech Republic has been part of the European Union since 2004, but it has not yet adopted the Euro as its official currency due to some socio-economic conditions.

In practice, many establishments accept Euros, but we recommend that you exchange a little Euro for Czech Koruna (CZK) as soon as you arrive in Prague. There are several exchange offices around the city and it's always good to have some change in Czech Koruna so you don't have to face any trouble.

Another tip, it is not possible to officially buy the Czech currency in exchange shops in España, as it is not usually in demand here compared to other currencies.

One more important tip: don't despise the values ​​of coins, they have good purchasing power and local businesses usually use them a lot.

How to get around in Prague

The first point to highlight is the ease of getting there and also getting around Prague.

The public transport system in Prague is simple and serves the entire metropolitan area. The metro is approximately 60 km long with 3 active lines with 57 stations. In addition to the electric trams and buses that complement the capital's network.

The values ​​vary according to the validity of your ticket (single, daily, weekly, 48 hours or 72 hours).

Prague travel insurance

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For those arriving in Prague by plane:

Václav Havel Airport, the country's main airport, is approximately 17 km from the center of Prague. That's why it requires a logistics that requires a little attention, but it's not a seven-headed bug.

The first option is to use the Airport Express. It runs in approximately half an hour, without stops, from Terminal 1 of the airport to the center of Prague at Hlavní Nádraží station (line C – red). This is the main subway line and it is possible to change with other lines. This makes the metro in Prague practical and economical – total cost 60 CZK (€2,50 or R$10).

The second option is to use the regular bus, lines 907 (Lipence) or 910 (Na Beránku). Both pass through the center of Prague, the single ticket costs 24CZK (€1 or R$4,20).

Finally, of course, you can use Uber or Taxi. They are the most comfortable but the most expensive. Consider using them only in extreme need or tiredness.

For those arriving in Prague by bus:

There are several bus stops and terminals throughout the city, among the main ones are ÚAN Florenc and Main Railway. Both are located next to metro stations which give easy access to any corner of Prague.

for those who arrive the plague by train:

For those who have time and a little more money, it is worth taking the train trip.

The train disembarks at the Central Station (Main Railway), that is, in the heart of Prague that gives you the right to enjoy all the options of transport mode in the city.

Do you have any other tour suggestions? So, leave your comment below and enjoy the city of Prague to the fullest!

where to stay in prague

If you haven't booked your stay, the tip is to compare hotels, hostels and inns through Booking.com. This is the largest hotel booking platform in the world, ensuring a safe experience and great accommodation deals.

#StayHip: Keep an eye out for 'Smart Deals', which only last for one day. Some amazing hotels offer great discounts using this badge on the platform. If you find a good deal, it's worth closing.

What you NEED to know BEFORE going to Prague

Are you full of things to think about and still have to plan your entire trip?

Or you've seen it all, but you're feeling that familiar "Have I forgotten something?" So calm down, we'll help you with some items you can't forget before boarding. Come on?

1) Have you already purchased your airline ticket? 

Where to buy: PROMO TICKETS

Looking for a good deal and flight prices? When buying tickets to Prague, it is worth taking a look at the website Promo Tickets. It is quite common to find cheaper and better flight options than on other sites. We always use and it's worth it 

3) How to have unlimited internet while traveling

Where to buy: AMERICA CHIP

Did you know that it's getting easier – and cheaper – to have unlimited internet throughout your trip?

Just ask for an international cell phone chip through AmericaChip. We always use and love it! They send a SIM card to your address in España, you insert it in your cell phone when you arrive at your destination and you have unlimited internet throughout the trip.

#StayHip: Save on car GPS rental and use GoogleMaps and Waze with your unlimited internet ;).

4) Rent cars at the best prices

Where to rent: RENTCARS

We really like RentCars to find the cars we use on our travels. It is the only one in Spain that compares the best rental companies in the world, but lets you pay in reais, without IOF. In addition, it is also the only one that lets you pay in 12 interest-free installments. It is worth it!

#StayHip: Try to find cars with full car and third party insurance coverage. Thus, you avoid inopportune surprises when picking up the car.

Note: We highly value the credibility of our information. All the sites we recommend above are sites we already use, we have good experiences and feedback from readers!

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