Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and 14th largest city in the European Union. Aside from being compared to great cities like Vienna and Washington D.C., it’s named 6th of the Top 25 Destinations of the World by Trip Advisor for 2016. Read below for our three favorite reasons for this award.
Take the Museum Night Challenge
Prague boasts of ten major museums and dozens of galleries and cultural centers. Every June, these institutions open for one night of free admission. This year on June 14th, 39 museums and a total of 68 buildings will open for your viewing pleasure. Do you have the stamina to visit all 68 buildings in one night?
Perhaps not. But if you will give it a go, you can visit the best art and antiquities Prague offers. During the Museum Night you can also visit the Prague Botanical Garden, shoot firearms at the Army Museum in Žižkov, or view the frescos at Charles University for the first time open to Museum Night.
Visit the Prague Castle
A trip to Prague is not complete without a visit to the Prague Castle on Castle Hill. The castle grounds are free to enter and contain gardens, galleries, cathedral, and palaces. To see the interior, you will need a ticket valid for two days.
If you bring a camera you will need a special license to take photographs, but it’s worth the fee. The castle is stunning. You will treasure the photographs for generations to come.
For ticket information, click here. To make your excursion even more enjoyable, read Tips for Visiting Prague Castle. Planning to spend two days at the castle? Book our luxury accommodations within walking distance to the Prague Castle by clicking here.
Experience the Astronomical Clock Chime
This historical feature is in the Old Town Square and is a popular free attraction. Crowds wait for the hourly chime which features mechanical figurines. Orloj, as the clock is known locally, displays the apostles and many other sculptures.
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