Sightseeing in Prague

Prague Castle

Prague School Trips - Prague Castle

Situated right in the historic centre of Prague, Prague Castle is the most famous monument of the capital of the Czech Republic. It is the seat of the Czech head of state and it is located in the Hradčany Quarter, near the Petřín Watchtower and the Strahov Monastery. Within its complex, there are churches, including the world famous St. Vitus Cathedral, palaces, wells, fountains, gardens and many statues. Without seeing this jewel in the crown of Prague, no visit to the Czech Republic is complete.

Charles Bridge

Prague School Trips - Charles Bridge

Come to see the famous Charles Bridge, one of the oldest bridges in the Czech Republic and one of the gems of Prague. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century, and today it attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. The bridge connects the Old Town with the Lesser Quarter. Let yourself be amazed by its statues and towers on both ends of the bridge, listen to local buskers, have your portrait painted, or buy a little present from one of the many stalls to remember Prague by.

National Theatre

Prague School Trips - National Theatre

The National Theatre is situated right at the historic centre of Prague, on the banks of the river Vltava. The neo-Renaissance building from the 19th century is a unique example of beauty and Czech patriotism. When it burnt down, it was ordinary Czech folk who collected money for its reconstruction. If you are a classic theatre buff, a visit to this theatre is a must. Whether you fancy opera, drama or ballet, you won’t be disappointed. Tickets to all performances by Czech and world famous authors can be purchased online, in the ticket office or – if you lucky – right on the spot.

Vyšehrad

Prague School Trips - Vysehrad

Historic ramparts of Vyšehrad, a fortified castle high above the river Vltava, date back to the 10th century. The mysterious-looking castle is popular with the locals and tourists alike. Come to learn about Czech history intertwined with the place, or just walk around and enjoy the unique view over historic Prague, including Císařská louka (“Emporer’s Meadow”), an artificial island in the Smíchov Quarter. Hide in the shadows of the Church of St. Peter and Paul, or visit the cemetery, a resting place of many famous Czechs.

Vinohrady

Prague School Trips - Vinohrady

Vinohrady (literally “vineyards” in English) used to be a town in its own rights but today it forms an attractive quarter of Prague, full of famous theatres, churches and gardens. Come to admire the neo-gothic Church of St. Ludmila on its main square (Náměstí Míru), enjoy shopping on the Vinohradská Avenue, or relax in the Rieger Orchards (Riegerovy sady), a large park with rolling lawns, benches and even playgrounds for kids.

Jewish Town

Prague School Trips - Jewish Town

To learn about the history of Prague Jews, come to the Josefov Quarter, former Jewish Town, which dates back to the 12th century. Reconstructed in the 2nd half of the 19th century, the Jewish Quarter still preserves its original atmosphere. Come to visit its synagogues, including the famous Old-New Synagogue, one of the oldest synagogues in Europe and still in service, and the Spanish Synagogue, built in 1868 and today housing a museum of Jewish fabrics. Or wander around the Jewish Cemetery with about 12,000 tombstones.