One Day in Prague

So, you have just one day to get to know Prague and wondering what do? Short answer - extend your stay at least for another couple of days:). Ok, all jokes aside. Prague city center is relatively small, but there are so many attractions that it is hard to see everything in one day. It would help if you had a solid plan as there will be no much time for improvising.

The Royal Route

We suggest that you focus on the top attractions on the Royal Route. For many centuries Czech kings took this route in a procession to their coronation. They started at Vysehrad. Proceed through Celetna Street to the Old Town. Then went via Charles Bridge to the Lesser Town Square and up to Prague Castle.

Photo of St.Vitus Cathedral - the Coronation Place

It would be best to take the opposite direction, though: from Prague Castle to Old Town. This way, you will go downhill rather than up. And leave Vysehrad for your next visit. Believe us, Prague is addicting. You will come back shortly.

Photo of the Interior of St. Vitus Cathedral So start at Prague Castle. If you want to get there by public transport, the best way is to take a tram 22. The stop name is Prazsky Hrad. After entering the castle, you will find yourself in the second courtyard. Go into the arch at your left. It leads to the third courtyard.
At this point, you will probably be standing speechless. The view at the western facade of the Cathedrale is stunning. Catch your breath and go inside the church. You can visit a part of it free of charge, so do not worry about buying tickets.

Then take a look at the southern facade with a priceless mosaic depicting the last judgment. Go to St.George Square. You will have Old Royal Palace at the right and St.George Basilica in front of you.

Photo of St. George Basilica at Prague Castle

If you visit Prague in April - October, then it's a great idea to go to Hradcanska Square via the southern park. Go back to the third courtyard. Opposite the Cathedrale, there is a Bull Staircase. It will lead you right to the park. Enjoy the view at Lesser Quarter! If you come in November - March, the parks will be closed. Another reason to come back to Prague!
Photo of the View at St. Nikolas Church and the Lesser Town, Prague Then go to Hradcanska Square to look at the main entrance to Prague Castle. Take the stairs down to Malostranska Square. Do not miss Baroque St. Nikolas Church. Mostecka street will get you right to the Charles Bridge.
At the Old Town Square, you will find the famous Town Hall with an astronomical clock, another St. Nikolas Church, and Church of Our Lady before Tyn. Celetna Street leads to the Gothic Powder Gate. Congratulations! You saw the main Prague attractions and still have time to grab some food and beer.

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