Explore Prague’s Archaeological Sites & Ancient Culture

Explore Prague's Archaeological Sites & Ancient Culture

Explore Prague’s Archaeological Sites & Ancient Culture

 

Prague is nicknamed the “City of a Hundred Spires” for its Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture, which gives the Czech capital its distinct appearance. The city’s rich history dates back some 1100 years, and it was once the seat for two Holy Roman Emperors. But Prague is also known as a thrilling modern city to visit, replete great drinking establishments, theatres, and music halls. Here are just a few of the best modern and historic attractions that make Prague a must-visit city on any Eastern European adventure.

 

Churches of Prague

Discover the Churches of Prague

One of the dominant features of Prague’s architecture is its churches. And as the city was once the capital of the Holy Roman Empire it is easy to understand why. The most important and distinctive of the city’s churches and religious centres include, the St Vitus Cathedral, Our Lady Before Tyn, the Loreta, the Convent of St Agnes, St Nicholas Church, and St James Church. The designs range from 14th century Gothic to the early 19th century, when St Vitus’ construction was complete before its belated consecration.

Visit the Prague Jewish Museum

 

Prague Jewish Museum

Images by Martin Rottler used under Creative Commons licence.

Prague has also been an important home to Judaism over the past centuries, and its Old-New Synagogue is Europe’s oldest working Synagogue. Visitors interested in Prague's large Jewish history should put this on their must visit attractions in the city. Prague has became a major Jewish religious and historical centre following WWII, and hosts one of the world’s largest collections of sacred Jewish artefacts. The Jewish Museum includes six main sites: the Maisel Synagogue, the Pinkas Synagogue, the Ceremonial Hall, and the Old Jewish Cemetery.

 

the Astronomical Clock of Prague

Ring in the Hour at the Astronomical Clock

Installed in 1410, Prague’s Astronomical Clock is the third oldest in the world, and has become a popular European tourist attraction. The clock is designed with four main figures, and those lucky enough to arrive on the hour will see Death ring his bell and turn his hourglass, and the Apostles circle past.

 

Nightlife in Prague

Enjoy Prague’s Exciting Nightlife

Prague is an exciting destination to head to if you enjoy a night out at the pub. The Czech Republic is known for having some of the world’s best beers, and they are served-up in chic and eccentric establishments alike, including the second oldest pub in Europe. For those interested in something a little more vibrant, the city is also home to a range of nightclubs, cave bars, beer gardens, and you may even find yourself invited to a local house party.

Whether you’re planning a trip through Europe or are simply looking to escape for a Prague city break, a visit to Czech capital is one experience you will want to relive again and again. If you are planning on staying, check out this website for places to stay in the historic district here for prices and availability. I did some initial research and followed these Prague Highlights to find out more about the city's cultural treasures.

 

If you enjoyed this post, please check out some of my other posts on Prague below.

A First Impression of Prague 

Prague's public and street art. 

15 Stunning views of Prague 

Eating and Touring Prague in one day 

 

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11 Responses to Explore Prague’s Archaeological Sites & Ancient Culture

  1. Pete September 27, 2016 at 6:17 pm #

    Prague is such an amazing looking city, I can’t wait to visit. Hopefully next year I’ll get to put it on the itinerary.

  2. Anne Klien ( MeAnne) August 16, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

    I love Prague it is such a stunning place for its history and architectural designs. And the good thing you can easily explore it on foot.

  3. Drew August 14, 2016 at 9:45 pm #

    Such a great city. We spent some time in Prague last year and loved it (despite the consistent rain). We did one of the free walking tours, and spent a lot of time in the Jewish part of the city. Such a fascinating history. Great pics too by the way!

  4. João Leitão August 14, 2016 at 10:53 am #

    Wow man what a lovely article about such a beautiful city. You did manage to hook me to your Prague article… just because it made me miss the city… It was so long time ago that I’ve been there, … that I’m actually thinking on going back. I’m going to share it thanks!

  5. Sia August 13, 2016 at 10:03 pm #

    Prague is such a beautiful city though I have to admit I was a bit put off by the crowded city center where sometimes you can’t even see a local person. And that’s in the colder months. The churches really give it a special look especially in the night.

  6. Rosemary August 13, 2016 at 6:13 pm #

    These are gorgeous pictures Noel. Prague has been on my list for many years and I’m determined to get there sooner rather than later. I’m especially intrigued by the architecture and the ancient astronomical clock. Would love to check out the food scene as well. Can’t wait to visit. Great post!

  7. Bryanna August 13, 2016 at 5:29 am #

    Wow! The architecture is amazing! I would love to see the astronomical clock and wouldn’t mine trying a few beers too!

  8. Arzo Travels August 13, 2016 at 4:16 am #

    Prague is indeed impressing, loved the churches there. Beautiful pics!

  9. Our Seaside Baby August 13, 2016 at 12:50 am #

    Such an amazing city. I visited Prague years ago on a work trip so didn’t get to see much of the cultural sites. The Jewish Museum looks like a fascinating place to visit. Thanks for the tips. Polly

  10. Christina August 12, 2016 at 11:54 pm #

    I love Prague and always enjoy reading about places to explore. The glass windows in the church photo is so lovely. I would have liked to see more.

  11. Mike ( Nomadic Texan ) August 11, 2016 at 7:48 am #

    Gorgeous photos Noel! I love Prague and you captured many of the city’s highlights. Takes me back to our visit last December. Great job young man!
    Mike

I look forward to hearing from you and continuing our discussion with any comment you would like to add

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