Prague in 3 Days: The Perfect Itinerary

Prague in 3 days

If you’re booking a short city break, intending to visit as many attractions as possible in the time available, pre-planning is a must. In this blog, we’ve put together a 3-day Prague itinerary, to help you see as much as possible of this fascinating city.

The capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague is rapidly climbing the popularity ladder with those wanting to explore the major cities of what is often referred to as ‘New Europe’.

Luckily, Prague avoided most of the architectural destruction of WWII, and the majority of its Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture remains standing to this day. As does the Classical style of architecture, which returned to popularity in the 14th century.

Although often referred to as ‘the city of 100 spires’, it is estimated that the city has between 500-1000 spires, turrets and towers. But there is much more to Prague than just its magnificent skyline.

Its history dates back to the 9th century, and the whole of the old town area, with its historic buildings, narrow cobbled streets, squares and alleys, was made a UNESCO world heritage site in the early 1990s.

Prague has something for everyone: museums and galleries, observation platforms atop churches, tall buildings and hilltops, bars, cafes, affluent shopping centres, and regional and international restaurants.

For your 3-day Prague itinerary, we have highlighted some of the most popular attractions with a small synopsis of each, so you can choose what you want to visit during your 3 days in Prague.

Prague is a very compact city. With its excellent public transport infrastructure of buses, trams, metro and taxis, wherever you start your day will never be that far away from your chosen hotel.

Insider Tip: Save time and money with a Prague Card. Enjoy free entrance to more than 70 attractions, such as Prague Castle, a cruise along the Vltava River, and enjoy panoramic views on a bus tour.

Day 1 of your 3 Days in Prague itinerary

Starting at Powder Gate

What to see in Prague in 3 days: Powder Gate

Powder Gate, or Powder Tower, is a 67-metre-high Gothic monument circa 1475, that was one of 13 gates leading into the centre of the town. It is the beginning of Celetná street, taking you from the city centre into the old town.

However, in the 17th century, it was used to store gunpowder. Hence its alternative name of Powder Tower. 

It’s a great place to start your 3 days in Prague tour, taking you close to several other places of interest.

Old Town Square

Having snapped a few pics at Powder Gate, a five-minute stroll will get you to the Old Town Square. Like so many squares in European cities, Prague’s old town square is truly spectacular and a favourite meeting point for locals and visitors.

Dating back to the 12th century, it is the oldest square of the historical centre in Prague, and has been the centre of numerous historical events. 

Looking around the pavement you will find the Prague meridian, and plaques embedded in the square serve as a memorial to 27 Czech lords who were executed on the square in 1621.

You will also find several interesting buildings around the old square such as the Old Town Hall, the Church of Our Lady before Týn, the Baroque Church of St Nicholas, the Rococo Kinský Palace, the Astronomical Clock or the Gothic House at the Stone Bell.

There are plenty of cafes and restaurants with outside tables where you can rest, catch your breath, and take in the view before moving off to the next attraction.

Church of Our Lady before Tyn

The ‘before Tyn’ comes from the church being built in front of the Tyn Courtyard, which you will probably walk through while exploring the square.

It was built between the 14th and 16th centuries, with the interior extensively refurbished in Baroque style in the late 17th century. As a result, the building contains elements of Gothic, Renaissance and Early Baroque styles.

The church organ dates from 1673 and is the oldest organ in Prague. Paintings by the artist Karel Škréta, and the tomb of Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, can be found inside. 

Tours are available, but not during church service times.

Church of St. Nicholas (Old Town)

Replacing an original church that dated back to 1273, the Church of St Nicholas was built in Baroque style in the early 18th century. Completed in 1735, it has had a somewhat chequered history. 

In 1781 the interior decoration had to be removed on the orders of Josef II, and in 1870 it became a Russian Orthodox Church.

During WWII, local artists working with elements of the Czech army began restoring parts of the building to its original splendour. After the war, the church was handed back to the Czech Hussite movement, in whose hands it has remained.

Today, St. Nicholas’s is not just a church, but doubles as a popular Classical Concert venue.

The church is free to enter except during services, and concerts can be booked online.

Old Town Hall

The Old Town Hall was established back in 1338 and is made up of various historic buildings. 

The interior comprises a number of chambers maintained in original condition, including the council chambers, a chapel, the cellars beneath the town hall and a magnificent clock tower.

Daily tours are available. Bookings can be made online, from the Tourist Information Centre, or the Town Hall. The full tour will take around 90 minutes.

Astronomical Clock

3-day Prague Itinerary: Astronomical Clock

As you explore the old town square, you will notice increasing numbers of visitors vying to get the best view of the town hall clock tower, as the time creeps toward the top of the hour.

Set your phone or camera to video for this one. As the clock hits the hour (from 09.00am to 11pm), the cogs start whirring, and the procession of the Twelve Apostles begins its journey.

As the apostles start their journey, so do other figures on the sides of the clock, as skeleton rings reset the hourglass. The performance ends with the tower bell ringing out the hour.

Attending this performance is one of the most popular things to do in Prague, and you should do it at least once on your visit to the city.

The clock was fitted in the front of the tower in 1410, and is one of the oldest astronomical clocks in the world. 

The Klementinium

The history of the Klementinium dates back to the 11th century. In 1556 the building was occupied by Jesuits, invited to settle by Ferdinand I.

More construction began in the mid-16th century, and it took nearly two centuries to complete what was to become the second largest architectural complex in Prague, after Prague Castle.

The complex opens at 10.00am daily, and the guided tour includes:

  • The Astronomical Tower – with its collection of historical measuring instruments
  • Baroque Library Hall – beautiful science and art frescoes and historical globes
  • Meridian Hall – with a collection of astronomical instruments
  • The Mirror Chapel – a lavishly designed hall with strategically placed mirrors. Also used as a classical concert hall, it is, unfortunately, only included in the tour when no concerts are booked

Tour time averages 45 minutes.

Parizska Street

Refreshed after your lunch break, a pleasant 3-minute walk from the old town square will get you to Parizska Street, which dissects the old Jewish quarter as it makes its way to the Čechův Bridge.

It is a beautiful tree-lined avenue of stately townhouses and prestigious shopping brands. 

Here you will find opulent boutiques, designer fashion outlets such as Tiffany and Co, Cartier, Christian Dior and Gucci, and top-quality jewellers and accessories for women and men.

Most outlets fall under the ‘Tax-Free Shopping’ banner, which could mean substantial discounts on your 3 days in Prague shopping bill.

Prague Jewish Quarter

Depending on where you are on Parizska Street, you will be just 2 to 5 minutes away from the Jewish quarter of Josefov.

Historical documents have mentioned Jews living in Prague as far back as 965 AD. Today, after the horrors of WWII, Prague again has a growing Jewish population, with Josefov the accepted centre of the Jewish Quarter and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992.

The quarter also has several museums and synagogues well worth a visit.

If you want to know more about the history of Jewish Quarter you can check out this Prague Jewish Quarter Tour with admission tickets, or just buy the Jewish Quarter Admission Ticket and explore the main spots on your own.

Old Jewish Cemetery

Jewish Quarter Prague

The cemetery is the final resting place of Prague Jews from 1439 to 1787. It is estimated to hold the remains of over 100,000 Jews, often interred twelve levels deep, and it holds more than 12000 tombstones. The earliest tombstone found is dated 1439.

The Central Jewish Museum and the 6 Synagogues

The Central Jewish Museum was originally founded in 1906 as a place to document the customs, history and traditions of Bohemian Jews. 

In 1942 Dr Karel Stein, himself a Jew, began collecting thousands of priceless Jewish artefacts on the orders of the Nazis, who wanted a ‘Museum of an Extinct Race’. The museum is a favourite attraction and holds over 40,000 artefacts and 100,000 books.

Today the Museum is a collection of the most significant monuments in the Jewish Quarter such as the Old Jewish Cemetery and some of the 6 Synagogues (excluding the Old-New Synagogue and the High Synagogue)

Of the six synagogues, the Klaus Synagogue is the biggest. The Old-New Synagogue is the oldest in Prague. Pinkas Synagogue is the second oldest and houses a memorial to 78,000 Jews who died during the war. 

The Spanish Synagogue is the youngest and most beautiful, constructed in Moorish Revival style in 1868, and the half-dozen are completed with the Maisel Synagogue and the High Synagogue.

Vltava River Cruise

After a busy, tiring few hours visiting the sights, what do you do to round off the day? How about exploring Prague by water?

There are a number of cruise operators in Prague offering a variety of river cruises. You can book a short cruise to different areas, most of which last 45 to 60 minutes. In most cases, soft drinks, coffee and snacks are available to purchase onboard.

Several operators offer cruises with various add-ons. Some include stops where you can explore various attractions, and others run lunch cruises, which include a light lunch and often live music. Duration time of these cruises is around two hours plus.

Others offer an evening dinner cruise. The majority of these are of three hours duration.

All cruises can be booked online, and embarkation points are from various riverside piers, although some operators offer a pick-up service from your hotel.

Some of the cruises you can choose from:

So ends Day 1 of your 3-day Prague itinerary. An easy day with minimum walking. Most of your time will be taken up by any guided tours you choose to book.

Day 2 of your Prague in 3 Days Itinerary

Charles Bridge

Prague in 3 days itinerary: Charles Bridge

If you are based around the old town district for your 3 days in Prague, it is just a pleasant 10-minute stroll from the old town square to the river Vltava and the historic Charles Bridge.

The oldest bridge crossing the Vltava River was laid down in 1357 and completed in 1402. Until 1841, it was the only bridge available to cross the river in Prague.

Considered one of the most attractive bridges in Europe, Charles Bridge is 516 metres in length, 9.5 metres wide, 13 metres high and is supported by 15 stone columns.

Beautiful statues and old street lamps adorn the cobbled walkway, and it is a great place to snap a few holiday mementoes.

Mala Strana

Strolling across Charles Bridge heading towards Prague Castle, five minutes will find you entering the Mala Strana, or ‘Little Quarter’ district of Prague. 

With its narrow winding streets, cobblestone squares, curious alleyways and ancient historic buildings, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve taken a wrong turn and found the old town. 

The following attractions will be found around Mala Strana.

Kampa Island

Kampa Island is a pleasant, secluded park on the edge of the Vltava River, and a popular gathering place with residents for exercise and picnics. 

The park also has some interesting buildings, an old mill, and the famous three crawling babies, a sculpture by David Černý and well worth viewing.

Lennon Wall

Lennon Wall

Just a couple hundred metres walk from the park along U Sovových mlýnů street, towards Ostrov Kampa, will bring you to the small square of Velkoprevorske Namesti.

In 1980, following the murder of John Lennon, young people worldwide showed their collective grief in numerous ways. 

For some reason, in Prague, a small garden wall bordering the Grand Priory of the Maltese Knights was the chosen target for much respectful graffiti during the mourning period.

After constant clashes with the authorities for over ten years due to political graffiti being constantly sprayed on the wall, the site was eventually legalised, and remains to this day a tribute to John Lennon.

St. Nicholas Church (Mala Strana)

From the Lennon Wall, a short walk along Mostecká and Malostranské nám will bring you to St Nicholas Church in Mala Strana.

Designed by the father and son team responsible for the building of the St. Nicholas Church in Old Town, work on the foundations of this impressive Baroque masterpiece began in 1703 and the church was completed in 1755.

At 70 metres high, its tower, with a green dome, rises high above many of the tall buildings in Mala Strana. Entrance to the tower is available and climbing to the top provides excellent views across the Mala Strana skyline.

Gardens of Mala Strana: Wallenstein Garden

Having completed your tour of St. Nicholas Church, a walk back down Malostranské nám and Letenská will take you to beautiful Wallenstein Palace and its fabulous gardens in around six minutes.

The Wallenstein Palace, home of the Czech Republic Senate, and the Baroque gardens surrounding it were constructed in tandem between 1623 to 1629. 

The beautiful geometric gardens are filled with manicured beds, statues, fountains, a large pavilion and artificial cave. Keep an eye out for the peacocks that roam the grounds.

Through the summer months, the gardens host several concerts and theatrical productions.

Nerudova Street

Retracing your steps from Wallenstein Gardens via Letenská and Malostranské nám will get you to Nerudova Street in around 10 minutes.

Nerudova Street is the main street that takes you from Mala Strana to Prague Castle. A steep climb, it is full of old Burgher houses converted to boutique hotels, shops, wine bars, restaurants and coffee shops. It is also home to the Italian and Romanian Embassies.

The street’s main claim to fame however, is property identification. It wasn’t until 1770 that numbering properties became the norm in Prague. Before then, identification came in the shape of signs, often depicting the occupation of householders or tenants.

Today in Nerudova Street, you’ll find an extraordinary number of properties that continue to use signs of all types for ID purposes, providing plenty of photo opportunities for visitors.

Prague Castle

Prague Castle

After you’ve had your fill of photos alongside your favourite door signs, continuing up steep Nerudova Street will bring you to the grounds of Prague Castle.

If you’re approaching from other areas and don’t fancy the hike, you can choose tram 22 or the metro using line A to Malostranska and then climb the steps,

Dating back to the 9th century and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is considered one of the largest castle complexes in the world.

It comprises palaces, churches, residences, defence fortifications and numerous offices. In total, the complex covers over 45 hectares. Construction over the centuries is a mix of Gothic and Baroque structures. 

The Prague Castle houses the Crown Jewels, several royal relics from the Bohemian era, artworks, historical documents and Christian artefacts.

The castle complex is open seven days a week from 09.00, closing at 16.00 November through March and 17.00 April through October.

You will need at least half a day to explore the Castle grounds. 

You can enter Prague Castle grounds for free and enjoy its buildings from outside, but it is unquestionably worth having a look inside. For that you need to buy a ticket (250 CZK, approx. 10 EUR). 

The entrance ticket is included with the Prague Card.

If you prefer to visit the Castle complex with a knowledgeable guide, guided tours are available in several languages.

St. Vitus Cathedral

Located in the Prague Castle complex, the building of St. Vitus Cathedral began in 1344 and took a staggering 600 years to complete.

Nonetheless, while the construction staggered on through the years, the cathedral still held coronations of Czech kings and queens, masses and funerals. In addition, it is the resting place of several patron saints, archbishops, and noblemen.

Inside the cathedral, you can view stained glass windows, the silver sarcophagus of St. John of Nepomuk, the Chapel of St. Wenceslas, the Royal Oratory, the 17th-century church organ, eight statues of Czech patron saints and a mosaic of Christ in the River Jordan.

Old Royal Palace

A part of the Prague Castle complex, entrance to the palace is included in your castle entrance fee.

The original wooded structure is thought to have dated back to the 9th century. In the 12th century, Prince Soběslav had a stone palace constructed in Gothic style alongside the new defensive wall.

The palace was the seat of power for Bohemian Kings and Princes up to the 16th century. Originally known as the Prince’s Palace, it became the Royal Palace in the 13th century, when the Habsburgs relocated to the western part of Prague Castle.

The tour includes:

  • The rooms of the Municipal Files
  • The Vladislav Hall
  • All Saints Church
  • Riders Staircase
  • The Theresian Wing
  • The Imperial Court Council Room
  • An exhibition of The Story of Prague Castle on the Gothic floor
  • The Charles Hall

You will also find interactive programmes for adults and children.

Basilica of St. George

After a tiring two or three-hour tour of the castle and its ancillary sections, a welcome coffee is probably on the cards, and there are several cafes on the grounds where you can get drinks and snacks.

Still in the grounds of Prague Castle, the Basilica of St. George was initially built to be the second church of Prague Castle around 920 AD. It is the second oldest place of worship in the city.

In 973 AD, a convent of Benedictine nuns was founded on the site, and the church was refurbished and extended. Unfortunately, little of that original structure remains.

In the 12th century, the church was rebuilt Romanesque style, with the Baroque façade to the Basilica added in the 17th century. 

Today it is part of the Czech National Gallery, housing many examples of Bohemian art and holding various art exhibitions and concerts.

Golden Lane

Golden Lane, Prague

This colourful, tiny lane, complete with a cobbled street, was built around the late 16th century when Prague Castle fortifications were being upgraded. Initially occupied by castle defenders and servants, the cottages were constantly occupied up to the beginning of WWII.

The lane as you see it today dates back to the mid-1950s when extensive refurbishment was undertaken. 

None of the properties are occupied, but many contain different exhibitions of life in the lane over the last 500 years, and there are numerous interesting anecdotes to be found.

A visit to Golden Lane is included in your Castle entrance fee.

Rosenberg Palace

Located on Jirska Street in the Prague Palace grounds, Rosenberg Palace was built in Renaissance style between 1545 and 1574 for the noble Rosenberg family. In 1600, it was taken over by Emperor Rudolf II.

In 1756, the palace underwent significant reconstruction, becoming a residence for unmarried noblewomen and noblewomen who had fallen on hard times. 

The stipulation was the ladies had to be at least 24 years old, or if an orphan, 18 years old. Thirty ladies resided in the palace.

The residence finally closed in 1919, and today Rosenberg Palace houses the Office of the President of the Czech Republic and the offices of Prague Castle’s administrators.

Admission is included in your Prague Castle Routes ticket.

Lobkowicz Palace (and museum)

For over 700 years, the Lobkowicz family has been a major player in Central European history. Lobkowicz Palace was built in the mid-1500s and is the only property in the Prague Castle complex in private ownership.

Having been ransacked and seized by the Nazis in WWII, it returned to the family in 1945, only to be taken by the communists in 1948. It was finally returned after the fall of communism in 1989.

In 2007, the family opened the Lobkowicz Palace Museum inside the palace. 

On show are paintings by Canaletto, Bruegel, and Velázquez, works of art from the Medieval and Renaissance era, ceramics, various firearms and armour, old musical instruments and rare musical manuscripts by some of the world’s foremost 18th and 19th-century composers.

The museum includes a café, restaurant, gift shop, event rooms and classical music concerts. Opening hours are 10.00 to 18.00 daily and require a separate entrance fee.

Sternberg Palace

Sitting alongside Prague Castle on historical Hradcanska Square, Sternberg Palace was built between 1699-1708 for Count Vaclav Vojtech of Sternberk, from one of Czechoslovakia’s oldest aristocratic families. In 1871 it became a hospital for the mentally ill.

From 1946 to 1948, it was refurbished to house collections for the National Art Gallery. In 2002/2003, the palace underwent further alterations to accommodate the growing collection and put on additional temporary exhibitions. 

It is now wholly owned by the National Gallery of Prague and is home to its collection of European art from ancient Greece and Rome up to the 18th century. You will admire works by Goya, Rubens, and Rembrandt.

The Loreta

When you finally tire of the sights around Prague Castle, a gentle 10-minute walk along Hradčanské nám. and Loretánská will bring you to impressive Loreta.

Also known as the Loreta Sanctuary, work on the church began in 1626 and was completed in 1631. In 1680 cloisters were added to join the main church and pilgrimage area. In 1740, an upper floor was added to the cloisters, and in the late 18th century, the Baroque façade was completed. 

The chapel has an ornate clock tower which houses 30 bells that were cast in Amsterdam in 1694, and can chime several different melodies.

The baroque beauty of Loreta is just impressive.

Novy Svet

With day two of your 3-day Prague itinerary almost complete, why not walk through one of the prettiest little lanes in the city on your way back to your hotel.

Leaving Loreta on Kapucínská Street, you will enter quiet, tourist-free (almost) Novy Svet within three minutes. This narrow, cobbled lane dates back to the 14th century, and has quaint terraced houses on one side and a tall stone wall on the other.

With the area still a part of the Castle district, back in the day, the cottages would have been occupied by Castle employees: carpenters, gardeners, labourers and the like. Today, many are occupied by artists and academics.

One of Novy Svet’s big draws is that many homes have the most ornate, individual doors. Some have beautifully carved patterns, while others have elaborate wrought iron door knockers. 

There is also a small café which brews an excellent choice of coffee.

So ends a busy day 2 of your 3 days in Prague.

DAY 3 of your 3-Day Prague Itinerary

Petrin Funicular

The Petrin Funicular is just a pleasant 10/15 minute stroll from Charles Bridge and has been operating since 1891. It is the easiest and most convenient way of getting to the top of Petrin Hill from Ujezd Street in the Lesser Town district of the city.

The ascent is a pleasant one through fields and woodland as you rise above the town. The funicular stops halfway up the hill, where those who want to walk the remainder of the way through the countryside can alight.

Operated by Prague’s Public Transport Authority, single-trip tickets can be bought from the ticket kiosks on the funicular or booked online. The funicular fare is also included in the one-day or three-day travel passes, also available online or from kiosks around town.

Petrin Lookout Tower

What to see in Prague in 3 days: Petrin Tower

Built for the Jubilee Exhibition of 1891, the Petrin Lookout Tower is based on the Eiffel Tower on a 1:5 scale, making it just over 60 metres high. Add to that Petrin Hill towering 380 metres above sea level, and it makes for one of the best viewing platforms in Prague.

A climb of 299 steps will get you to the top of the tower, and the views are stunning. On a good, clear day, it is possible to see Snezka, the Czech Republic’s highest peak, 150km away.

The tower opens at 10.00am daily, and tickets are available online or from the tower ticket office.

Mirror Maze

Close to the tower you will find the Mirror Maze, another attraction built as a pavilion for the 1891 exhibition.

This mirror maze, full of distorting mirrors, much as you would find at a funfair or amusement park, probably was based on the Prater in Vienna.

Opening hours are from 09.00am through summer and 10.00am through the winter months and discounted tickets are available online or at the venue.

Strahov Monastery

From the Petrin Lookout Tower a nice walk will get you to Strahov Monastery in under 20 minutes. 

Founded by the Bishop of Olomouc in 1143, the monastery was said to be one of the largest Romanesque properties in Europe. 

However, following a disastrous fire a century later, the abbey and new surrounding fortifications were rebuilt in Gothic style. Finally, in 1797, the great Strahov Library was installed.

The complex was also said to employ the latest building technology of the time. A sanitary sewer system, underfloor heating and a windmill for grinding grain were all installed.

Through the centuries, the monasterial complex has been sacked numerous times, and managed to rise from the ashes bigger and better than before. 

In modern history, with the rise in communism in the late 1940s, religion fell out of favour, and the Premonstratensians were forcibly expelled from the Strahov complex. 

With the fall of communism in 1989, the complex was returned to the Premonstratensian Order and made a National Cultural Monument.

The complex includes:

  • The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Medieval maps, globes and manuscripts
  • The rare Strahov Library
  • The Baroque Theological Hall
  • The Classical Philosophy Hall decorated with frescoes
  • The Strahov Gallery, with Gothic, Baroque and Rococo paintings and Rudolfian art
  • Opening times 09.00 until 17.00

National Theatre

From the monastery, walk back over Charles Bridge into the Old Town and look for the entrance to the National Theatre on Národní street. The walk takes approximately 30 minutes

The majestic National Theatre opened its doors in 1881, only to be burned to the ground in the same year. 

Having been built by public donations, another collection was organised, and the people didn’t disappoint. In just 18 months, the theatre was rebuilt, and the doors re-opened in 1883.

Organised tours of the theatre complex can be booked online or from the theatre. 

If you’re considering taking in a show during your 3 days in Prague, visit their website for a list of upcoming dramas, concerts, ballets and operas.

Head of Franz Kafka

While Prague may revel in its historical culture and architecture, it also has its modern side, which can be seen in many of its excellent shopping centres and leisure areas.

A gentle seven-minute walk down Ostrovní from the National Theatre will bring you to the Quadrio shopping centre, and a modern statue like you’ve (probably) never seen before. The revolving Head of Franz Kafka.

This modern kinetic work of art was designed by Czech artist David Cerny. Positioned on the square in 2014, it is a 45-ton effigy of the Czech writer Franz Kafka, and made up of 42 layers of stainless steel, which are constantly in motion. 

An excellent subject for a little video of your 3-day Prague itinerary.

Dancing House

Prague in 3 days: Dancing House

Talking of modern, what about Czechia’s modern architecture? A 10 to 15-minute walk towards New Town along Spálená and Myslíkova will bring you to the Rašínovo Embankment and the Dancing House.

The brainchild of architects Vlado Milunić and Frank O. Gehry, this modern stone, glass and steel building took four years, from 1992 to 1996, to complete. 

It is based on the dance skills of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Fred being the stone tower, and Ginger the glass tower.

Much of the building is now a hotel, with only the top floor being open to the public containing a viewing platform and an excellent restaurant with a 360° view of the city.

Vysehrad Castle

The distance from the Dancing House to Vysehrad Castle is 1.7km, so you might prefer to use a cab, four minutes, or the tram from Palackého náměstí station. Journey time is around 10 minutes. 

If you prefer to walk, follow Rašínovo nábř. Journey time is about 20 minutes.

Although un-documented, Vysehrad castle and complex are said to date back to the 10th century. Sitting high above the river Vltava, it offers excellent views across the city rooftops.

Within the extensive castle grounds are several parks and gardens; and numerous small, narrow lanes just crying out to be explored.

Other places of interest within the complex include the neo-Gothic Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, and the Romanesque Rotunda of St Martin. 

In the grounds is the Slavin National Cemetery, while the underground casements in the park hold a half-dozen of the original statues from Charles Bridge.

Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square

The final day of a 3-day Prague itinerary is often the one to seek out those mementoes of your stay in the city. From Vysehrad Castle, a cab to Wenceslas Square will take around 10 minutes, the metro 15 minutes, or walking about 30 minutes.

Laid down in 1348 when the New Town (Nové Město) district of Prague was being expanded, Wenceslas Square is more avenue than square, being 750 metres long and 60 metres wide.

Originally designed over 600 years ago as a horse market, today it is the city’s leading commercial, retail and cultural area. 

Lined with trees, it is full of national and international hotels, high-end and local shops, banks, bars, restaurants and nightclubs. It is also the central gathering point for rallies of all types, and can accommodate over 400,000 people.

Just a short distance from Old Town Square, it is a popular base with many visitors looking to enjoy 3 days in Prague, and is central to numerous favourite attractions and monuments to be visited around the city.

National Museum

A walk to the top end of Wenceslas Square will bring you to Prague’s National Museum, our final attraction in a packed 3-day Prague itinerary.

Originally named the ‘Patriotic Museum of Bohemia’, construction began in 1818 and was completed in 1891. A second building was built in the early 1930s, and the pair became the National Museum, passing into State ownership in 1934.

Exhibits in the various rooms include a natural history collection of extinct animals and fossils, the Historical Museum, and the Museum of Asia, Africa and American Cultures.

The extensive National Museum Library and the Museum of Czech Music are also housed here along with regular temporary exhibitions.

The museum is open from 10.00 to 18.00 seven days a week, and tickets are available online or from the museum box office.

So, a lot of attractions and places of interest to visit in your 3-day Prague Itinerary. Include a couple of pleasant evenings dining and soaking up the local culture in peaceful, picturesque Prague, and your stay will be perfect.

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