Must see monuments in Prague

In this guide, you will find useful tips which you can include to your travel must-see in Prague list.

You will learn details not only about 9 top sights in Prague but also about their entry fees, opening hours, tips what to see and more.

Prague was, is, and will always be one of the prominent European cities with a turbulent history which is narrated without words, and yet it engages through its fascinating historical monuments and buildings.

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Must see in Prague - The Old Town Square
Must see in Prague - The Old Town Square

The first known monuments and buildings date back to the turn of the 9th and 10th centuries. In the course of the centuries that followed, tens of hundreds of buildings came to life, and their beauty is admired by tourists every single day.

Top 9 Prague Sights which you definitely must see

  1. Prague Castle - the largest castle complex in the world
  2. St. Vitus Cathedral - the place of the last sleep of the kings of Bohemia
  3. Charles Bridge - the oldest bridge in Prague
  4. Bridge Towers - Old Town and Lesser Town bridge towers
  5. Kampa - island and in Prague neighboring the Charles Bridge
  6. The Old Town Square - and astronomical clock
  7. Loreta
  8. Vyšehrad - a fortified settlement above the river
  9. Petřín Lookout Tower and surroundings

1. Prague Castle (Pražský hrad) – the largest castle complex in the world

This complex was built over time upon the original site of the first Přemyslid castle, covering an area of 70,000 m2. It became the largest one in the world. This symbol of Bohemia is rightfully part of the UNESCO World Heritage List, and in 2014 alone, the most important Czech monument was visited by over 6 million tourists. This truly earns a place at the TOP of your Must see in Prague checklist.

Prague Castle (Pražský hrad) – the largest castle complex in the world
Prague Castle (Pražský hrad) – the largest castle complex in the world

Prague Castle is a complex consisting of palaces and religious buildings that bear traces of all architectural styles from Roman, through Gothic and the so-called new architecture to contemporary architecture. The unified look we know today was given to the Castle by a Slovenian architect Josip Plečník during the period of the First Republic.

When can you visit Prague Castle?

You can visit Prague Castle and the individual buildings every day of the year except 24 December. The opening hours are unusually long:

  • From 1 April to 31 October: 5 a.m. – 12 a.m.

  • From 1 November to 31 March: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.

The entry fees vary according to the selected route and buildings:

Ticket type

Full entry*

Prague Castle – Route A (St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, exhibition "The Story of Prague Castle", St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower, Powder Tower, Rosenberg Palace) 

CZK 350

Prague Castle – Route B (St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower)

CZK 250

Prague Castle – Route C (Exhibition "The Treasure of St. Vitus Cathedral", Prague Castle Picture Gallery)

CZK 350

Prague Castle Picture Gallery

CZK 100

Powder Tower (Prašná věž) – Castle Guard Exposition

CZK 70

Great South Tower of St. Vitus Cathedral – viewing tower

CZK 150

*Reduced entry for children and youngsters between 6 and 16 years of age, secondary school and university students up to 26 years of age and senior citizens over 65 years of age. Family entry tickets for families with children. Actual prices you can always find here.

We chose this great video of two sympathetic travelers - Mimi and Alex, for you, because in it you can see (among other things from Prague) their trip to the Prague Castle. Link to Mimi YouTube channel is here.

Mimi and Alex mentioned Paradise garden in their video: Follow this link for more information about the gardens at Prague Castle and here you'll find a beautiful view of the city. In the last link, you can see the entry into Stavováclavské vineyards and Villa Richter. I highly recommend you visit the Villa Richter (outdoor seating) with its seating arrangement that will leave you breathless. Why? Because you see Prague in all its glory.

Photos of the outdoor seating here

Vila Richter vineyard - must see in Prague
Vila Richter vineyard - must see in Prague


Where can you buy tickets to Prague castle?

Second courtyard of Prague Castle

Prague castle the second courtyard
Prague Castle - Second courtyard
  • phone: +420 224 372 423; +420 224 372 419
  • Open daily 9 a.m. to 18 p.m. (winter season from 9 a.m. to 16 p.m.)
  • e-mail:, fax: +420 224 373 238

Third courtyard of Prague Castle

Prague Castle - 3rd courtyards
Prague Castle - Third courtyard
  • phone: +420 224 372 434; +420 224 372 435
  • Open daily 9 a.m. to 18 p.m. (winter season from 9 am to 16 pm)
  • e-mail:; fax: +420 224 373 238

Tickets are valid for two days!

What about photography in the area?

You can take pictures without a flash or tripod for 50 CZK, but be careful - you cannot take photographs inside the exhibition The Story of Prague Castle and St. Vitus treasure in Prague Castle Picture Gallery!

Is it possible to get a guide?

Guide services are relatively cheap. An hours' tour with commentary includes the Cathedral of St. Vitus and the Old Royal Palace (you may also individually expand the tour to incorporate the permanent exhibition, The Story of the Prague Castle, St. Vitus treasure exhibition, Basilica of St. George, Golden Lane, Prague Castle Picture Gallery and the Rosenberg Palace). 
The cost is 50 CZK per person (Czech) or 100 CZK per person in other languages (the options are: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian). The minimum per guide is four people. You can arrange a guide on the third courtyard of Prague Castle.

You may also borrow an audio-guide that has information about Prague Castle its interior and exterior. It is about 3 hours long and you listen in Czech, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish or Russian. All the languages are on one tape and you can switch between them as you please. The rental price is 350 CZK for three hours or 450 CZK for the entire day. You can pick up your audio-guide on the 2nd and 3rd courtyard of Prague Castle in the information center. 

2. St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála sv. Víta) – the place of the last sleep of the kings of Bohemia

St. Vitus Cathedral - Must see in Prague
St. Vitus Cathedral - inside Prague Castle complex

The monumental St. Vitus Cathedral is the most significant religious building inside Prague Castle, built on the site of the original St. Vitus rotunda.

The small Roman temple has grown to become the greatest Czech cathedral which remembers not only church services but also the coronations of the kings and queens of Bohemia.

The remains of the rulers, patron saints, and prominent aristocrats and archbishops have been laid to rest within its grounds.

Today, the church is a three-aisled, gothic cathedral with three towers. The original St. Vitus Cathedral was a rotunda that in 920 A.C. Duke Wenceslav established. When he died in 935, he was buried in Stará Boleslav. Later, he was proclaimed a saint, and his corpse was removed from Stará Boleslav and placed in the small church now known as St. Vitus Cathedral. The church started to gain a name for itself because Czech Dukes were appointed here and that is why, in 973, the Prague Bishopric was founded and the church became a cathedral. Does this monument deserve to be in your "Must see in Prague" checklist? Absolutely!

St. Vitus Cathedral on 3rd courtyard of Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral on the 3rd courtyard of Prague Castle

The fact that the remains of the second Prague Bishop were brought here, as was St. Adalbert's, it helped the sanctity of the St. Vitus Rotunda. The original Rotunda was then replaced by the Basilica that Duke Spitihněv II (1055 – 1061) started building in 1060. Thanks to the basilicas sovereign location, many Czech monarchs have been buried here and the legitimization of new rulers has also been performed here. After the foundation of the Prague Archbishopric in 1344, the basilica became the metropolitan temple.

In the presence of John of Luxemburg and his son Charles, the first Prague archbishop Ernest of Pardubice received the Palium during the famous mass his ensign and immediately after that, the foundation stone of the basilica was laid in the monarch territory. However, St. Vitus church was not the only tabernacle.
There was the ancient church of the Virgin Mary, St. George's Basilica, where the relics of St. Ludmila were deposited, and the Church of all Saints, in which Charles of Luxembourg established a new canonry.

In 1344, Charles IV commenced the construction of the Gothic cathedral. The first master who headed the building, Matthias of Arras, mediated through his work in Prague a pattern of French cathedral architecture. But it was only Matthias's successor, the genius Peter Parler, who contributed to the Prague Cathedral and its sculptural decoration features of artistic excellence. Overall, the chorus was built with a ring of chapels, St. Wenceslas Chapel, Golden Gate, and the lower part of the main tower.

Despite the construction work, with breaks, continuing and the building of the new cathedral was given great importance, for a long time the temple remained incomplete. The main tower was crowned with a Renaissance helmet, and a music choir was built. The facade of the temple was temporarily closed, and it was not until the 2nd half of the 19th century that the Union for the completion of St. Vitus repairs and completion of the original cathedral in the Neogothic style was launched. In 1929, the church was consecrated, and even in later years, the interior of the cathedral continued to be modified.
You can visit St. Vitus Cathedral any day of the year with exceptions that are announced in advance.

Opening hours:

  • From 1 April to 31 October: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • From 1 November to 31 March: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The entry fees vary according to the selected route:

Ticket type

Full entry*

Prague Castle – Route A

CZK 350

Prague Castle – Route B

CZK 250

Great South Tower of St. Vitus Cathedral – viewing tower

CZK 150

*Reduced entry for children and youngsters between 6 and 16 years of age, secondary school and university students up to 26 years of age and senior citizens over 65 years of age. Family entry tickets for families with children. Actual prices you can always find here.

3. Charles Bridge (Karlův most) – the oldest bridge in Prague

The most famous Czech bridge has connected Lesser Town (Malá Strana) and the Old Town (Staré město) since 1402 when its construction was finished. The statues of the saints that today form an integral part of Charles Bridge were added onto the bridge between 1638 and 1928. The bridge is fortified by towers that bear names of the respective parts of Prague – the Old Town Tower and the Lesser Town Tower.

You can take a walk over Charles Bridge (recommend) whenever you wish, day and night. The bridge is rarely closed, usually due to necessary repairs. You do not need to pay anything for crossing the bridge. You can thus join the 35 thousand visitors who wish to see the bridge with their own eyes every day.

Add this historical gem to your Must see in Prague list!

History of Charles Bridge

The Charles Bridge was built in the 10th century and so is the oldest bridge over the Vltava River in Prague and the second oldest bridge in the Czech Republic. The oldest bridge is rock bridge in Písek. Peter Parler can be signed as the genius builder of this bridge. He has also played a part in the construction of the St. Vitus Cathedral.

The Charles Bridge is 515.76 meters long and 9.4 meters wide; the pavement is 13 meters above the river when in its normal state. It is constructed with 16 arches, and has been damaged by floods several times. In 1723, the bridge was illuminated by petrol lamps. The stairs that lead to a Kampa were built in 1844 and replaced the original stairs from 1785.

Peter Parler bust at Charles Bridge
Peter Parler bust on Charles Bridge

It was not just built out of anything though. Already before the building of Charles Bridge, there lay a bridge over the Vltava River in the same place. It was constructed from logs which were tied together and people walked across it. Then in the 10th century, it was replaced by a wooden bridge, but with each flooding, the bridge collapsed.

The first stone bridge was laid over the Vltava during the reign of Vladislav, thanks to his smart and purposeful wife Judith of Thuringia in 1170. It's why it held her name and was known as Judith’s Bridge. It then lasted for almost two centuries until the big flood in 1342, when it was completely torn down.

The importance of 1357 is great because under the auspices of King Charles IV, the building of the bridge began and lasted for the next 45 years when in 1405 it was finally finished. Thanks to the well-constructed stone bridge, Prague became an important stop on many European traders’ journeys.

The name Charles Bridge came into use only 500 years later, at the initiative of Karel Havlíček Borovský.

So what is so interesting about Charles Bridge? 

Charles the IV laid the foundation stone on the 9 July 1357 at 5:31 in the morning, and this date and time was not chosen by accident. When we write the numbers down: 1 3 5 7 (year) 9 (day) 7 (month) 5 3 1 (hour) we get a row of numbers from 1 to 9, and in reverse, they increase by two.

There are many similar oddities about the Charles Bridge, and form part of the short film projected in the Bridge Tower, where you can watch.

Charles Bridge and the flood in 1872
Charles Bridge and the flood in 1872

In 1883 Prague's public transport rode over the Charles Bridge; we are talking about horse-drawn trams, which was replaced by the electrified tram in 1905. A problem that needed to be solved was where the electric line would lead, and this was solved through the brilliant idea of Franišek Křižík who thought of leading the electricity from the bottom. But the heavy trams weighed the bridge down and so, in 1908, trams were banned from the bridge. Transport by car was permitted until 1965.

The Charles Bridge is lined by 30 sculptural groups which come from the years 1707 to 1714. In 1503, a statue of Bruncvík stood on the bridge. The oldest statue still there today, in its original state, is Saint John of Nepomuk from 1683. The newest is Cyril and Methodius which was placed there in 1928.
Statues and sculpture groups that have been damaged by floods or wind and then restored have been replaced by copies from contemporary artists and the originals have been placed in the Lapidary of the National Museum or the Gorlice on Vyšehrad. Most of the sculptures are sandstone, but Saint Filip Benicius is from marble, and the Saint Cross (the Calvary) and John of Nepomuk are bronze.

4. Bridge Towers

There are historically significant parts of the city on both ends of the bridge – the Old Town and Lesser Town, with a number of other outstanding monuments. One of them is the impressive St Nicholas Cathedral or the Nerudova Street in Lesser Town or the Old Town Square, the Powder Gate (Prašná brána), the Municipal House (Obecní dům) or the Chapel of Bethlehem (Betlémská kaple) in the Old Town.

Lesser Town Tower at the Charles Bridge
Lesser Town Tower at Charles Bridge

On the side of the Old Town there is a tower now called Old Town Bridge Tower and on the Lesser Town side, there are two towers called Lesser Town Bridge Tower.

Old Town Bridge Tower

The Old Town Bridge Tower is the same as the bridge itself, a piece of work by the same author Peter Parléř. In the bottom section there is a statue of Charles IV (seated), and a statue of Wenceslav IV who is also seated. In the middle, there is an upright statue of Saint Vitus the patron of the bridge. In the top sector, that represents the celestial sphere, there are Saint Prokop and Saint Zikmund. From the top of the tower, there is a beautiful view of the whole bridge, and you can watch an 18-minute long film about the history of Charles Bridge. The entrance fee is 75 CZK for adults (only 55 CZK with an Opencard) and 55 CZK for children, students, and pensioners.

Lesser Town Bridge Towers

Lesser Town Bridge Towers are two towers where one tower is bigger and the other smaller. The smaller one was already a part of Judith’s Bridge. The larger one was built in place of its forerunner in the second half of the 15th century during the reign of George of Poděbrady. The gate connecting the towers was built at the start of the 15th century. The live camera of Charles Bridge is here and Google street view of Charles Bridge is here.

5. Kampa

What is a Kampa? Kampa is an island in Prague neighboring the Charles Bridge separated from Lesser Town by Vltava’s arm Čertovka. Čertovka was used as a millrace for hundreds of years, and from Kampa you can see the remains from the three old mills. The most famous mill is Priory mill, which has been carefully restored. Behind it, the Čertovka hides under a small bridge next to the pillars of Charles Bridge, and then runs in between rows of houses; this part is sometimes known as Prague’s Venice.

Kampa and Čertovka - Devil's Channel, also called Little Prague Venice
Kampa and Čertovka - Devil's Channel, also called Little Prague Venice

Kampa was not called Kampa it was just called an Island. The name Kampa was used for the first time in the 2nd half of the 18th century, and it is said that it comes from the Latin, Campus – flat field or plain.

On the Kampa Island, there were originally gardens during the 15th century and it only took up its name in the 17th century when the banks have started to be strengthened. On Kampa, a mill was built and a mill garden which later became an aristocratic garden. After World War II, the gardens were changed into a public park.

From the 17th century to the 20th-century, potters settled on Kampa and held pottery markets.

In the present time, Kampa attracts tourists thanks to its calm atmosphere - it's a special place to relax. On Kampa, there is the Kampa Museum to visit which constantly shows thematic exhibitions.

6. The Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) and the Astronomical Clock (Pražský orloj)

One of the most attractive places in Prague is definitely the Old Town Square with its proud historical town and religious houses. The square is dominated by the Astronomical Clock with the twelve apostles placed in the building of the Old Town Hall (Staroměstská radnice). Hundreds of tourists wait here for the clock to strike the hour so they can see the moving figures.

The Old Town Square - your Must see place in Prague
The Old Town Square - your Must see place in Prague

There is no fee for visiting the Astronomical Clock in front of the building.

Opening hours:

  • Monday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.(Historical halls till 6 p.m.)
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Historical halls till 6 p.m.)

Entry fees:

Ticket type

Full entry*


CZK 120

Chapel, historical halls, underground

CZK 100

Chapel with apostles

CZK 30

*Reduced entry for children and youngsters between 6 and 15 years of age, secondary school, and university students up to 26 years of age, ZTP and Opencard holders, press and senior citizens over 65 years of age.Family tickets and group tickets for travel agencies available.

We like the non-commercial videos from ordinary travelers, here's one of them from Kari Gröhn about Prague's astronomical clock at The Old Town Square.

7. Loreta

Loreta - the Loretano in Prague
Loreta - close to Prague Castle

Loreta (more specifically Church of the Nativity) is a historic place of pilgrimage and every tourist heading to Prague Castle should not miss it. It is located in the Prague Loreta Square, and it is a beautiful baroque building that has a broad front with a clock tower, where the unique Loretan bells sound with their carillon every hour. The Italian architect, Giovanni Orsi, designed it and its construction started in 1626. The church is said to have some original beams and bricks which were brought from the Italian town, Loretta.

Holy House

The basic element of the building is the Holy House (Santa Casa) that is a copy of the holy house where the holy Incarnation happened. It is built in the middle of a rectangular arcaded courtyard Loretta which you will enter through a large front entrance.

The original painted part was replaced by the statues and innumerable reliefs of Our Lady of Loreto. With laying of the foundation stone on 30 June 1626, the history of the place of pilgrimage began and even you can start your tour here.

Near to the Santa Casa, you will find the pilgrimage Church of Nativity which has an interior designed in the beautiful style of rococo. Also, here, the sound of the Loretan carillon will make your visit more pleasant. It was brought into working order at the end of the 17th century and from then on it should have encouraged visitors to prayer.

The carillon is made of 30 bells, and each bell has its godfather from the high nobility of those days. Emperor Leopold I, took protection from the first bell.

Loreto Treasure

While viewing the Loreta do not forget the part with the Loreto Treasure; treasury with the treasure called the Prague Sun which has 6,222 diamonds and belongs to Czech unique objects.
On the video YouTube uploaded by user Bobika1965.

Great little movie from Anna-Mari Sund.

Renewal and upkeep of the Loreta

It is important to note that it is one of the monasteries that has been returned in restitution of the old Capuchin Provence of the Czech Republic. Understandably, the financial resources for upkeep and renewal of these magnificent works are limited and, therefore, grants or donations from the local self-government must be sought.

8. Vyšehrad - a fortified settlement above the river

Vyšehrad Castle - Prague 4 district
Vyšehrad Castle - Prague 4 district

Prague monument is all too often neglected in comparison with Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge because it does not stand in the center. And that's a real shame. 

Vyšehrad is a historical castle in Prague, which was built in the 10th century. The castle is located on a hill over the River Vltava, just south of the city's center.

Located inside the fort is the Vyšehrad cemetery, the St. Paul, and St. Peter Basilica, as well as the Rotunda of St. Martin - Prague's oldest remaining buildings that were built in the 11th century.


According to legends, Vyšehrad was the residence of princess Libuše, judge Krok, Přemysl - who founded the Bohemia's first ruling dynasty - and the other rulers who succeeded him.

After the Přemyslid dynasty settled on the now Prague Castle, both castles upheld spheres of influence that opposed each other for close to two centuries. During the second half of the 11th century, the seat of the dynasty was transferred to castle Vyšehrad and the castle grew tremendously. The growth period, however, ended in the seat being transferred back to Prague Castle. In the 14th century, the castle was forsaken as a royal residence during the reign of Charles IV.

It then went to ruin during the Hussite Wars after it was captured and ransacked. Vyšehrad castle was then remodeled during the reign of the Habsburg Monarchy and used as a training facility for the Austrian army. The fort has since been preserved without any changes after the remodeling.

Main monuments

Vyšehrad is still in use today, and it is one of the Czech's most popular tourist destinations. The following are some of the top monuments located within the castle:

Vyšehrad cemetery 

Also known as the Cemetery of Honor, Vyšehrad cemetery was established on the castle's grounds in 1869, and it is the final resting place of some of the Czech's prominent personalities. In this cemetery lies some of the country's best writers, artists, sculptors, scientists, and even politicians. The Slavín tomb, a large tomb within the grounds and designed by Antonín Wiehl, is the showpiece.

Vyšehrader park

Vyšehrad Park - best for picnic in the summer
Vyšehrad Park - best for picnics in the summer

This park located inside the castle used to be a Romanesque palace site. It features several sculptures from the 19th century that were made by Josef Vaclav Myslbek. The sculptures created by Josef portray historical figures, for example, Přemys and Princess Libuše.

Bath of Libuše

One of the remnants of the castle is the ruin of Bath of Libuše, which once used to be the defensive stronghold of the medieval castle.

How to get to the castle

The castle is not located in the city center, but it is connected to it by tram lines and a metro line. When traveling using the metro, take the metro line C and exit at Vyšehrad station and when using the tram, take lines 6, 18 or 24 to the Albertov stop. Airport taxis, shuttle, and limousine services are also available and you can use them to get to the castle.

Opening hours:

  • From 1 April to 31 October: 9.30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • From 1 November to 31 March: 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Entry fees:

Ticket type

Full entry*

Old Burgrave’s Residence (Staré purkrabství)

CZK 180


CZK 20

Gothic cellar (Gotický sklep)

CZK 50

Brick Gate and the Casemates (Cihelná brána a Kasematy)

CZK 60

*Reduced entry for children and youngsters between 6 and 15 years of age, secondary school and university students up to 26 years of age and senior citizens over 65 years of age. Family entry tickets for families with children.

9. Petřín Lookout Tower (Petřínská rozhledna) – the Prague sister of the Eiffel Tower

Petřín Lookout Tower in Prague
Petřín Lookout Tower in Prague - the Czechs' Eiffel Tower

The Petřín Lookout Tower is one of the “more modern” buildings in Prague, rising above the old center of Prague. Its authors were inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The Petřín hill has been decorated by the tower since 1891. Being located at an altitude of 378 meters above sea level; it is even higher than her “older sister.”

Petřín is a place that is connected with love. The love symbol is the statue of the famous Czech poet Karel Hynek Mácha who dealt with the metaphysical form of love not just in his literary work. Many inhabitants of Prague visit Petřín on 1 May because this is the day of love.

To get to the tower, you can easily grab the funicular which is 510 meters long. The funicular is part of Prague's public transport. Basic tickets are valid here; that means a ticket for 32 CZK for adults and 16 CZK for children. You may also use your ticket on the tram, metro, or bus, but it must still be valid. Or you can use the ticket you bought to ride the funicular on the tram, bus, or metro and for transport around Prague for as long as it is valid.

At an international exhibition in Paris, they were amazed by it and they wanted to build a similar tower in Prague. The building began in 1891 and finished the same year. The tower is 63.5 meters and has 299 stairs. Visiting is really worthwhile, especially on a nice day, when you can see Říp, Czech Central Mountains, and also the Giant Mountains with the highest mountain of The Czech Republic Sněžka.

Opening hours:

  • October, March: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • November – February: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • April – September: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Entry fees:

Ticket type

Full entry*


CZK 120

Tower + mirror maze

CZK 190

*Reduced entry for children and youngsters between 6 and 15 years of age, secondary school and university students up to 26 years of age and senior citizens over 65 years of age. Family entry tickets for families with children.

Petřín Maze

Maze at Petřín Hill
Maze at Petřín Hill

It is located very close to the Petřín Tower, and it has 38 large mirrors. You may also see a scene from the Thirty-Year War when Prague was occupied by the Swedish.

Opening hours:
October, March. Mon -  Sun 10 - 20 hrs.
November to February. Mon - Sun 10 - 18
April to September. Mon - Sun 10 - 22
Duration: 30 mins

Entrance fees Petrin maze:

Open - owners Opencard (or Lítačka card as new transport pass, only for locals) - 50 Kč

  • Adults - 70 Kč
  • Children 6 to 15, students 15 to 26 years (after submission of the study, retired from 65 years) - 50 Kč
  • Children under 6 years of age, disabled ZTP, ZTP + P, journalists - 20 Kč
  • Family ticket (2 adults + up to 4 children under 15 years) - 200 Kč
  • Group of school pupils as many as 30 persons max 2 adults (with an affirmation issued by the school) - 500 Kč
  • Kindergarten in groups of 30 children incl. max 2 accompanying adults - 300 Kč
  • "10 Prague Monuments Pass" / three-day ticket to all PIS -
    400 Kč/200 Kč

Sale of tickets ends 30 minutes before the end of opening hours.
Access to Petřín when the lift is out of service:

  • from Pohořelec (tram No 22) or street Strahov Úvoz
  • from Town Square station (tram 12, 20, 22) Market Street and Vlašská
  • from Újezd (tram 6, 9, 12, 22 up Seminary Garden
  • from the station on foot after the Strahov dormitory complex plane and a rose garden (bus from metro Dejvicka 143, 149, 217)

Štefánik Observatory

štefánik observatory
Štefánik Observatory - in the Petrin Tower neighborhood

Štefánik Observatory is located on Petrin since 1928, and you can watch the sky day and night. When visiting the observatory it is not necessary to pre-book.
Štefánik Observatory offers to visitors:

  • The permanent exhibition focuses on an overview of astronomy, history, used instruments
  • thematic exhibition on the ground floor
  • probably the most interesting and large telescopes observing the sky with expert commentary. By day, interpretations and observations focused on the sun, then at night the moon, plants, and stars. Observation is possible only in clear weather. When the weather is unsuitable, visitors may see the dome with a presentation of works with a device.

Duration: 60 minutes


  • lift Ujezd - Petrin (open 9.00 to 23.20)
  • walk from Újezd (trams 6, 9, 12, 20, 22)
  • walk from the Strahov Stadium (buses No. 176, 143 and 217)
  • walk from Pohořelec (tram 22)

Address: Štefánik Observatory, Petrin 205, 118 46 Prague 1
Phone: +420 257 320 540 Fax: +420 245 005 519

Strahov monastery

Strahov Monastery in Prague
Strahov Monastery - worthwhile seeing!

Strahov Monastery, although not directly on Petrin hill, but because it is from the area and only some 300 meters, it would be a pity not to include it as part of your trip. Strahov Library (it consists of two halls: Theological and Philosophical, and stores some 200 000 books ) Gallery, where he held various, regularly permuting, exhibitions and national Monument písmenictví.

Kinsky Summer Palace

The villa from the 19th century lies in Kinsky garden on the southern slopes of Petrin hill. In the summer, you will find a permanent exhibition of the ethnographic department of the National Museum, one of the largest museum collections of folk art and culture (17 to 20 century) of its kind in Europe.
Before reopening on 1 October 2005, it was awarded the title summer Musaion (from the Greek, Museion - Temple of the Muses). The current exhibition focuses on folk culture regions of the Czech Republic. It includes monuments, material and spiritual culture, folk art, especially the folk collection of clothing, footwear, housing (furniture), management (tools, utensils, dishes, utensils), documents of folk customs, liturgical and devotional heritage. Exposure time is connected with exhibitions and live performance accompanied by folk crafts and handicraft techniques, educational programs, regular folk concert activities, professional and social encounters fans of the folk culture.
Pictures here.

What next?

Prague has much more to offer. However, it is not our aim to describe everything in a single article. The Loreta chime at the Prague Castle, the Jewish Quarter, the Prague towers and many more places are worth visiting. Give Prague a few days and it will pay you back with unforgettable experiences.

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