Prague City is the capital city of the Czech Republic. It is also the 13th largest city in the European Union. It is located on the Vltava River and is the historical capital of Bohemia. With the metropolitan area being 2.7 million people, the city itself is home to about 1.3 million people. The climate of the city is mainly temperate with chilly winters and warm summers, which makes it a favorable destination for vacations.
9 Fun things to do in the City of Prague
Visit the Old Jewish Cemetery
Prague was highly populated with Jewish, but they were confined to only a small part of the town. They also had a small plot allocated to them which they used as a cemetery. As centuries have gone by, numerous people were buried in this cemetery. Their traditions could not allow them to move the remains of a person and hence they buried in “layers”, or by adding new layers of soil for a new burial. This interesting historical location is a must visit while in this city.
Pay a Visit to the Prague Castle
Eat a Traditional Bohemian Meal
Having a meal with the dwellers of the city is an added advantage to a person’s visit to the town. Residents are readily open to receive visitors to dine with them! Be sure to experience the local foods and culture while visiting.
Watch the Astronomical Clock
Here, you have a chance to see the world’s oldest astronomical clock. Twelve apostles pass through the window just slightly above the astronomical dial. You should try to be there 5-10 minutes before the expected time to catch the show.
Eat a giant pork knuckle
This is a great meal both in its taste and the size. Be sure to bring an empty stomach! One of the best restaurants for pork knuckles in Prague is Restaurant Mlejnice.
Take a walk across the Charles Bridge
This is one of the most iconic bridges in Europe. It connects the Old Town Prague and Prague Castle. You will find about 30 statues and statuaries along the bridge, depicting various saints and patron saints. The original statues were created between 1683 and 1700 but have been replaced by replicas. The original statues have been part of the exhibits in the Lapidarium of the National Museum.
Prague City’s Artwork
The city has numerous artistic works credited to Artiste David Cerny. This artistic work depicts the city’s unique spirit as well as the rebellious nature. It’s quite a sight to behold!
The Christmas Market and Eateries
For those lucky to tour the city in December, they have a chance to explore the Christmas markets in Prague. You can find them all over the city! They usually have unique Christmas Market Gifts in addition to great meals. It’s worth braving the cold weather to experience these Christmas Markets!
Visit one of the many museums
Popularly known as the city of museums, the city boasts of 280 museums that contain everything from gingerbread, toys, Jewish History, and toilets among others.