Five Unique Things to Do in Prague

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The magnificent city of Prague has mesmerized travelers for generations with its intoxicating blend of stunning art and architecture. From the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square, to picturesque Charles Bridge to Prague Castle (the largest castle in all of Europe!), you’ll find travellers admiring the city’s sights. Today five of our Prague guides are sharing five of their favourite less obvious things to do in the city – things you might not yet have thought of yourself!

Five Fun Things To Do In Prague

Nenad’s Tip: Walk down the narrowest street in Prague!

In the historic Mala Strana or "Little Quarter" of Prague, you will find a street so narrow that it's impossible for two people to get past each other! The street named Vinarna Certovka is a 50-centimeter wide passage (70 centimeter according to some sources - bring a tape measure!) that runs for a length of about 10 meters between several houses close to the Charles Bridge. It is made by several stone steps. There are two traffic lights on either end of the street to signal when the street is free or not. Most people don't take the light seriously, but usually end up colliding with someone coming from the opposite end!

Eva’s Tip: Visit a Moorish-style synagogue, built in 1868

The Spanish Synagogue is located in the area of the former Jewish quarter. The decorative elements were inspired by Arabic architecture and art, and the painted walls and the stained glass are beautiful. Today the Synagogue is a part of Prague's Jewish Town. Inside, you can see an exhibition of Jewish history in Czech Republic and the Moorish-style architecture; the exterior is equally impressive. The Jewish Quarter itself is also a beautiful neighbourhood to wander around - I highly recommend you explore!

Victoria's Tip: Stroll down Prague’s “New World” street - and spot the city's smallest house!

Prague New World used to be the city's poorest street, back in medieval times. Nowadays you can find the same houses there, but they now look quaint and charming, and have wealthy people living inside. This lovely quarter still has its own culture and the residents respect the traditions. You will also find the house with the smallest facade in Prague! There were many famous people living here, such as the astronomer Tycho Brahe. You will be able to find the unique wooden hotel in Prague and as soon as you are there, ring the bell and visit the local hidden café inside.

Eva D’s Tip: Find the hidden Valdštejn Garden

This garden is one of the most beautiful Baroque style gardens in Prague. It is located right under the Prague castle in the Lesser Town; you can pass through on the way from the Castle to the Charles Bridge. The garden was built as a private garden of Albrecht Valdštejn. 28 buildings were taken down so the garden could be built. You can find there Sala Terrena, the open hall attached to the palace, and the fake cave Grotto. Today the garden is part of the Senate of Czech Republic. Wandering through the quiet garden, away from the bustle of the city streets, you will find blue and white peacocks, big fish, and nice sculptures.

David’s Tip: Visit a traditional café with romantic views of the river and bridges

Enjoy a lunch at the traditional 1900's Cafe Slavia right opposite the National Theatre by the river. Many people enjoy the roast duck with red cabbage and potato dumplings - and maybe even a glass of Czech wine! But of course you can choose from various options based on your wishes. The atmosphere, the view and history of the establishment also make the meal a great experience. It’s recommended when in Prague not just for lunch but also for breakfast or dinner.
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