Prague Must-See Sights
According to the website About.com you can't visit Prague without seeing the following sights. They wrote that these Prague must-see sights are what make it one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern and Central Europe.
Charles Bridge connects between Prague's Old Town and Prague's New Town. It is decorated with statues, a popular place for food and souvenir vendors, and crowded with locals and travelers.
Visitors of Prague Castle can watch the changing of the castle guard, view artwork from various centuries, peer back into the time of medieval Czech kings, experience the Gothic beauty of St. Vitus Cathedral and much more.
Prague Castle with St. Vitus Cathedral, photos: sxc.hu
Golden Lane is a colorful medieval street at the back of Prague Castle that today contains shops. Number 22, a house with a blue exterior, is one of the most famous and recognizable houses on Golden Lane, due to its association with Franz Kafka, who wrote some of his stories in this house.
The Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square is one of Prague's most popular sights. The original parts of the clock date back to the 1400s, but the clock has been updated throughout the centuries. Figures emerge from the clock upon the hour. Read more about the Old Town here.
The Municipal House, with its Art Nouveau charm, is beautiful both inside and out. The Municipal House's terrific interior and exterior details were created by some of Prague's leading artists at the turn of the 20th century.
The National Theatre is the Czech Republic’s representative stage. It is one of the symbols of Czech national identity and a part of the European cultural arena.
Climb the steps to the Petrin Tower to get great panoramic views of Prague. This tower, a copy of the Eiffel Tower (but one-fifth of the size) is made from recycled railroad tracks. Petrin Tower is located in Petrin Park. Petrin Park contains the Mirror Maze (it is just what its title suggests - a maze of mirrors), the Hunger Wall (a 15th century project to employ Prague's poor), and the Stefanik Observatory.
Also known as "Fred and Ginger," the Dancing Building simulates movement while maintaining its functionality. Its innovative design and surprising use of curvature have given it notoriety.
Source: About.com, Narodni-divadlo.cz, 2011