Located in the heart of Europe and popularly known as the Golden City or City of 100 Towers, the beauty and historical heritage of Prague make it one of the preferred destinations, whether you travel alone or with family and children. Situated on the banks of the Vltava River (which, by the way, divides the city in two), the streets of Prague are full of palaces, towers, castles, churches and medieval bridges that take us back to medieval times in a city whose historic centre was declared a World Heritage Site in 1992.
But Prague is much more: in its streets you will also find modern premises, urban art, leisure and, for foodlovers, we anticipate you that you will love Czech cuisine. For all this, Prague is an ideal destination to visit at this time of year. If you are thinking about doing it, in MH Apartments we tell you what to do in Prague in summer.
What to do in Prague in summer in four days
Traveling to Prague in summer is a very attractive plan whether you travel alone or with friends or family. And not for nothing: its beauty and historical heritage make it one of the twenty most visited cities in the world today.
If your visit to the Golden City is short but you want to squeeze everything Prague offers to you, in this post we help you plan and organize your visit so you know what to do in Prague in four days and not miss the most important.
The first thing you have to do when you start your trip to Prague is to get the Prague Card, a card designed for travelers who want to know the city as well as use public transport in Prague at a good price.
The Prague Card includes unlimited urban transport (including to the airport) and visits to buildings such as the Prague Castle, the Powder Tower, the National Museum, the Royal Palace, the St. Vitus Cathedral or activities such as a two-hour tour of Historic Prague or a river cruise.
The prices of the Prague Card vary depending on the days you buy. In our case, since we talked about visiting Prague in four days, it would cost € 75 for adults and € 55 for children and students. The Prague Card can be purchased both online and at the tourist assistance office. However, if you want to know more, we leave you link to the official website of the Prague Card.
Holidays in Prague: what to visit
Capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is a medieval fairy-tale town in whose old town we have the feeling that time stopped hundreds of years ago. Its medieval architecture and that special atmosphere that breathes in it we love.
Some of the places you can not miss during your visit to Prague are:
- Prague Castle: built in the 9th century, Prague Castle is the largest castle in the world and one of the most important monuments of the Czech Republic. The castle, in addition, is composed of a set of beautiful palaces and buildings connected by small and picturesque alleys. Due to its large extension, it is necessary to have several hours for your visit.
- St. Vitus Cathedral: along with the castle, St. Vitus Cathedral is another of the must-see buildings in Prague and the most important religious building in the Czech Republic. An example of Gothic architecture that for more than seven centuries gives Prague a very characteristic profile. Do not forget to visit the Chapel of St. Wenceslas.
- Prague Astronomical Clock: built in 1410 by the master watchmaker Hanus and located in the City Hall, the Astronomical Clock in Prague is the most famous medieval clock in the world. Did you know that the legend says that for Hanus not to repeat his work, the councilors left him blind? We advise you to go up to the Clock Tower to have spectacular views of the Old Town Square.
- Charles Bridge: we are sure all of you visualize what bridge we are talking about. The bridge, named after its creator and impeller (Emperor Charles IV), is the oldest bridge in Prague and crosses the Vltava from the Old City to the Lesser Town.
As a curiosity, if you look at the Old Town Tower, located on the same bridge, you can read the sequence 135797531: the moment in which the first stone of the bridge was placed (capicúa sequence of July 9, 1357).
- Dancing House: in a city full of Gothic architecture like Prague, it is surprising to find a building like the Dancing House. Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the idea of the house is inspired by the dancing talent of a famous film couple: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
- Mala Strana District (Lesser Town): on the opposite bank of the Vltava where the Old Town is located we find Mala Strana, a neighborhood with palatial buildings of Baroque style, the Church of San Nicolás or one of the most visited places: the John Lennon Wall, a long wall with graffiti and The Beatles lyrics.
Holidays in Prague: where to stay
In MH we propose different options to stay in Prague. The city has 10 major districts. They are named using numbers. Stare Mesto (old town), the city center and the heart of Prague is the postal District 1. Next to it, there’s Nove Mesto or District 2, which is really close to the city centre and a great option when looking for accommodation in Prague. Our building MH Central Prague is located here. Smichov, or District 5, is also close to the centre of the city and it is an upscale neighbourhood. It counts with great public transport, many shops and restaurants. You will find our MH River Prague apartments here.
In Nove Vesto (Hálkova) we also find our hotel, MH Suites Palace Hotel, an exlusive hotel in the center of Prague and recently inaugurated.