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Best things to do in Prague 1

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Castle
“15 min walk / UNESCO monument with a tradition of more than 1000 years. Textbook of architecture and art history. Destination for visitors from all over the world.”
411 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“PALLADIUM was built on a site of the former “Jiří z Poděbrad” Barracks on náměstí Republiky square in Prague 1 district. The Barracks had been under the army's ownership for more than two hundred years (1780s — 1996). There were many famous Czech personalities within the army crew, for example Josef Kajetán Tyl who wrote lyrics to a song that became Czech national anthem later on. The complex became dilapidated in the second half of the 20th century as the facilities were not used very much. While occupied by the army, the complex was completely closed to the public. It was not until the beginning of the 90s that the Ministry of Defence decided that the site should serve.”
294 locals recommend
Bridge
“The most famous bridge in Czech Republic with very rich history. Some tourist attractions are located on the bridge during your walking (e. g. picture painting of your face). In the morning is the best time you can visit :) Breathtaking view to Prague´s castle as well.”
303 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The Astronomical Clock, built in to one side of the Old Town Hall Tower, dates from the 15th century. To fully appreciate the clock's intricate construction, join the crowd in front of the tower to watch the procession of the Twelve Apostles: on the hour, every hour, a small trap door opens and Christ marches out ahead of his disciples, while the skeleton of death tolls the bell to a defiant statue of a Turk. ”
163 locals recommend
Plaza
“The Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) is one of two main squares in Prague (Wenceslas Square is the other, just 5 minutes walk away).”
204 locals recommend
Diner
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“Built as a mini version of Paris's Eiffel Tower, the Petrin Observation Tower was built in 1891 for the Jubilee Exhibition. The tower is 60m tall, which doesn't seem particularly high until you add in the fact that it sits at the summit of Petrin Hill, which is 318m (1043 feet) high. Climb the 299 steps to reach the top of the tower and the view over Prague is magnificent. ”
282 locals recommend
Plaza
“Wenceslas Square is one of the main city squares and the centre of the business and cultural communities in the New Town of Prague, Czech Republic. Many historical events occurred there, and it is a traditional setting for demonstrations, celebrations, and other public gatherings. The square is named after Saint Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia. It is part of the historic centre of Prague, a World Heritage Site.”
157 locals recommend
Pub
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“Best beer in the city! Highly recommend It's a retro restaurants with typical czech foods and really best draft Pilsner Urquell beer”
229 locals recommend
Museum
“At the edge of the Letná park, in front of the National Technical Museum, stands the oldest floored carousel in Europe. The National Technical Museum is planning to restore the carousel's structural parts in the immediate future, which, however, will not be enough to restore the carousel to a fully functioning state. Therefore, a cooperative project between the district of Prague 7, the National Technical Museum and other nearby institutions has been formed to plan the restoration of the remaining portions, and return the carousel to fully functional status in the near future. This initiative is open to sponsorship by the public, that is, to anyone wishing to help restore the Letná carousel.”
108 locals recommend
Point of Interest
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“A well-respected club focusing primarily on electronic music. Top Czech and international DJs guarantee many hours of dancing fun.”
139 locals recommend
Café
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“This is a very favorite spot for breakfasts. Very nice historical interior. This place has a long tradition!”
176 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Welcome to the original American restaurant (or should we say “Diner”), that is located in the centre of Prague near the Old Town Square. Our restaurant is themed with authentic US diner style furniture which is inspired by Chevrolet Bel Air’s armchairs from 1952. Immediately on entrance you will notice the monumental hand-made, 60 piece ceramic columns (mosaic) of James Dean and Marilyn Monroe. These artistic masterpieces took 3 months to create. Let’s go back to the 50s! With jukeboxes, images of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, our staff dressed in retro clothes, good food and music. Read more on the next slider.”
104 locals recommend
Theatre
“National Theatre which was built by the donations from whole nation. The biggest and most famous theatre in Prague.”
115 locals recommend
Park
“There is a famous copy of the ​Eiffel tower with an amazing view of the whole city.”
140 locals recommend
Café
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“The Café Savoy restaurant and coffee bar evokes the atmosphere of the cafés of the First Czechoslovakian Republic. Its remarkable interior is dominated by a listed Neo-Renaissance ceiling dating back to 1893. Café Savoy is a popular meeting place. The restaurant is well-known for its substantial breakfasts and gourmet menu dishes – including Czech snails or veal sweetbread. The restaurant’s own bakery offers fresh confectionery and bakery products on a daily basis.”
144 locals recommend
Theatre
“National Theatre in Prague is a stunning neo-Renaissance building dating from 1868-83. It is instantly recognisable from the river, its golden roof gleaming in the sunshine on fine weather days. The theatre is set on the Old Town / New Town bank of the Vltava River, one bridge along from Charles Bridge. For Czech people, the National Theatre is one of the most important cultural institutions in Prague - since inception, a symbol of the Czech National Revival. ”
85 locals recommend