Prague

About Prague

Prague was founded in 1306 by an ancient king, Boyya, and was originally named Boihaem.  As a political and economic centre, Prague prospered during the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque eras.  

In the last century, the Czech Republic has gone through different leaderships. It became Czechoslovakia after World War I, however it was ruled by Nazi, Germany during World War II. This led to the devistating distruction of the Jewish community, with thousands of people killed or sent to concentration camps, such as Terezin. After World War II, the country was controlled by the Soviet Union until its’ fall in 1991.

Since 1991, Prague has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, being the 5th most visited city.  Rich in history and culture, visitors can explore Old Town, where several main attractions are located; such as the Jewish Museum (Synagogues and the Old Jewish Cemetary), the Astronomical Clock, and Museum of Communism. There are also  many bars and restaurants in the area for tourists to relax and try one of Prague famous beers.  Visitors can also walk across Charles Bridge and explore Lesser town where the Prague Castle is located; along with The Petřín Hill Tower & Mirror Maze, St. Nicholas Church, and the Infant Jesus of Prague statue at the Church of Our Lady Victorious.

General Information

Václav Havel Airport

This is Prague's main airport for domestic and international flights ...

Tourist Info Centres

There are several tourist information centres throughout Prague and at the airport.

Day Trips From Prague

Czech Republic's established rail and bus networks allow easy travel between cities.

Travel by Train or Bus

Travel domestically or internationally by train or bus.

Public Transportation

Prague has an extensive public transportation network throughout the city.

Prague Card

Card holders receive free transportation and free or discounted entry to attractions.

Top Attractions

Lobkowicz Palace

This 16 century palace is located within the Prague Castle grounds. Visitors ...

National Theatre

The National Theatre consists of Opera, Drama, Ballet, and Laterna magika. Performances ...

Vyšehrad Historical Site

There are many things to see and do at this 10th century historical site. Most notably is the ...

Terezin Memorial Site

During the Nazi occupation of the Czech Republic (Czechoslovakia), Terezin was ...

Loreto Prague

This self contained building, surrounding a cloister, is a Pilgrimage site with ...

Old Town Hall & Astronomical Clock

Built in 1338, Old Town Hall is full of amazing history that will fascinate all those who visit ...

St Nicholas Church

This 16th century Baroque church was built over 50 years and dedicated to ...

The Power Tower

This striking medieval monument was built in the mid 15th century to ...

City of Prague Museum

This museum's themed displays take visitors through many years of history ...

Museum of Communism

This museum displays information about the Communist era in Czechoslovakia ...

Old Town Bridge Tower

This tower is the at one end of Charles Bridge and the gateway to Old Town ...

Lidice Memorial Site

503 innocent inhabitants of Lidice were maliciously attacked by the Nazis ...

The Petřín Hill Tower & Mirror Maze

The tower and maze were originally built in 1891, by the Czech Tourist ...

Charles Bridge

Originally called Stone Bridge or Prague Bridge, Charles Bridge is ...

Lesser Town Bridge Tower

This tower is at one end of Charles Bridge and is the gateway to ...

Jewish Museum

4 Synagogues, a Jewish Cemetery, a Ceremonial Hall, and the Robert Guttman ...

The Powder Tower

This striking medieval monument was built in the mid 15th century to create ...

Prague Castle Grounds

Main attractions include: Old Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George's Basilica ...

Heroes of the Heydrich Terror

This orthodox church is an authentic World War II site where ...

Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia

The building was originally built in the 1200’s under the direction of Agnes ...

Church of Our Lady Victorious

This Roman Catholic church is famous for it’s Child of Jesus Statue ...

other things to do

Attractions

There are many other attractions/museums/churches/theatre & music in Prague worth seeing.