Top 5 Unforgettable Views of Prague
With its centuries-old architecture, spectacular churches, beautiful green parks, and majestic bridges over the Vltava river, Prague is renowned for being one of Europe’s most photogenic cities. The best way to experience the full magnitude of Prague’s beauty and to have an unforgettable moment to reflect on the inspiration it provides to visitors is to head up high for a panoramic view.
We’ve listed our favorite places to catch an amazing view of the city, so take a look, stretch those legs for the climb, and don’t forget to bring your camera!
1/ Riegrovy Sady Park
Nestled in the uber trendy area bordering the Zizkov and Vinohrady neighborhoods, Riegrovy Sady is one of Prague’s most popular parks for locals. Beloved by dog owners to let their poochies socialize and famous for its huge, raucous beer garden, the park also provides perhaps the most spectacular view of the Prague Castle from a grassy hill that groups of friends love to gather for picnics and impromptu music jams. Try to make it at sunset to capture the dramatic sight of the sun dropping beneath the castle in front of a pastel colored sky.
2/ Letna Park
Hosting music and food festivals, excellent bicycle and jogging paths, beautiful flowered landscapes, and even a popular beer garden, Letna Park this is the place to be on a sunny day in Prague. But the biggest draw that the park has to offer is its perfect position over the Old Town of Prague, being high enough to get a clear view but close enough to feel like you can almost reach out and touch the church spires and red roofs in front of you. Just a short walk from the town center and the castle, it’s an incredible place to visit and one that shouldn’t be missed.
3/ Petrin Tower
As you scan the famous cityscape of Prague, one of the more peculiar buildings you will see is a structure that looks strangely similar to one of Paris’s famous monuments. This is Petrin Tower, a replica of the top section of the Eiffel tower built in 1891 (only two years after the original in France was constructed!). To reach the tower one can take a steep hike up to the tower from the Mala Strana neighborhood or utilize a cable car to arrive at the peak. From the top, you can expect a mesmerizing view of Prague’s most famous historical districts and the Prague Castle.
This oft-overlooked historical area to the south of the Old Town offers enough attractions to be visited in its own right, even without its tremendous riverside panorama. Offering a gothic style church, a walk on top of the old castle walls, a huge grassy area to picnic or throw the Frisbee, and one of the best local beer gardens in the city, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better area to explore and relax. But what makes it truly can’t miss site is its ridiculous view above the Vltava river where you can see nearly every bridge in all of Prague and a clear view of the castle. Getting off the beaten tourist track and visiting this area is highly recommended for any visitor.
5/ Zizkov Tower
Upon visiting Prague, you may be wondering what that enormous, weird, futuristic looking tower is that juts up amongst the old classical architecture just outside the city center. That’s the controversial Zizkov Tower, built as a radio tower during communism much to the dislike of many locals, it has been turned into a piece of art with its beautiful multi-colored lighting at night and crawling baby sculptures up and down the structure.
Yes, it may be weird, but it also offers those (who don’t mind paying a fee to go to the top) a stunning view of the surrounding neighborhoods, replete with classical architecture, churches, town squares, and more. While you are up there, you can also visit the super cool cocktail bar famous for its wild mixology and chic, modern decor.
These are our favorite places to get a bird’s eye view of Prague. You deserve an opportunity to see this amazing city not only up close but from a place up high to soak the entire city in. We hope you enjoy!
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