Colby Bjornsen is a student at the University of Denver and an ISA Photo Blogger. She is currently studying abroad with ISA in Prague, Czech Republic.
- Old Town Square
Located in the heart of the historic Old Town, Staroměstské Náměstí is the center of action in Prague. It features a variety of attractions such as the Old Town Hall Tower, the Astronomical Clock, St. Nicholas Church, and Tyn Church (fun fact–the Hogwarts Castle from Harry Potter was modeled after this church). Plus, you can get your afternoon fix from the food stands scattered around the square! Yum!
- Letná Park
Letná Park, located in Prague 7, is a great spot for walks, runs, picnics, and bike rides. It has some of the best views of the city and is the perfect place to watch the sunset. The beer gardens in the park are known by locals to be among the best in the city!
- John Lennon Wall of Graffiti
Near the Charles’s Bridge, the “John Lennon Peace Wall” is the perfect spot to escape the crowds of the city. It’s a little off the beaten path, making it an enjoyable spot to sit back, relax, and observe the colorful graffiti art. There’s often local musicians playing and singing nearby which adds to the peaceful ambiance.
- Petřín Hill Park
Looking for an uphill stroll? Look no further than Petřín Hill Park. Formerly a vineyard of King Charles, it’s now a beautiful park filled with activities for all ages. While you’re there, climb Petřín Tower, find your way through the mirror maze, or check out the observatory and view the rose garden.
- View from Petřín Tower
Known as the “Czech Eiffel Tower,” the tower on Petřín hill features jaw dropping views of the city. To get there you can either take the active route and hike your way to the top or opt to ride the funicular that will take you to the base of the tower in minutes. Climb the 299 steps to the top and you’ll be blown away by the breathtaking views!
- River Walk
The Vltava River is the longest river in the Czech Republic and divides Prague in two. One side is home to the Castle District and Lesser Town while the other side hosts Old Town and New Town. You can enjoy gorgeous views from the paths along the river.
- Prague Castle
Prague Castle sits on eighteen acres of land and holds an array of buildings, gardens, and courtyards. You can spend an entire afternoon wandering the property, but make sure you head to the first courtyard just before noon so you don’t miss the changing of the guard ceremony!
- Prague Streets
You’ll never get bored exploring the cobblestone paths of Prague. The streets are filled with a variety of architectural styles including Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance. Each unique street holds its own beauty and charm.
Want to read more about Prague? Check out “3 Secrets About Prague.”