There are so many amazing things to do in Czechia. So when you visit, you need a Czechia bucket list! The Czech Republic is most famous for it’s beautiful architecture and vibrant cities such as Prague (the capital) and Brno. Whether you prefer to explore bustling European cities or lose yourself in stunning scenery, Czechia has something for everyone, especially the beer lovers among us (hello Pilsner). So without further ado, here is what we consider to be the top things to do on a trip to Czechia, worthy of being on your Czech Republic Bucket List anyway.
Here’s our pick of the top things to do in Czechia
Prague National Gallery
The second oldest gallery in Europe (after the Louvre), The National Gallery Prague is a state-owned art gallery featuring the largest collection of art in the Czech Republic. Pay a visit on your trip to admire masterpieces of Czech and international fine art in permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
Lednice–Valtice Cultural Landscape (Lednicko-valtický areál) is in South Moravia
Visit one of the greatest Libraries in the world! The Strahov Library is the largest monastic library in the country, with two magnificent baroque halls dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. The library of the Premonstratensian monastery at Strahov is one of the most valuable and best-preserved historical libraries. The oldest part of the library is the Baroque Theological Hall and the main Classicist vaults of the Philosophical Hall date from 1794 and are two storeys tall. Both halls showcase ceiling frescoes by Siard Nosecký and Anton Maulbertsch.
Prague Old Town Square
Old Town Square, (in Czech Staroměstské náměstí), is the central square of the historic part of Prague. This is one of the greatest tourist attractions in the Czech capital that you cannot miss! So while in the Old Town Square make sure you spot the Gothic towers of the Church of Mother of God before Týn, the famous medieval astronomical clock mounted on the Old Town Hall and St. Nicholas Church, a Baroque church built in the 18th century. Then you can have a long alfresco lunch at one of the squares chic cafes.
It’s called Bohemian Paradise and, in many ways, this nature reserve in the Czech Republic is a paradise and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas in Czechia. For centuries Bohemian Paradise has inspired painters, writers, artists, and dreamers of all kinds. Discover this unique combination of majestic castles, odd rock formations, pine forests, and villages of timber cottages. There’s also a wide variety of family friendly hikes to choose from here too.
The panoramic view of Prague Castle is pretty spectacular and now this UNESCO World Heritage Site is listed in the Guinness Book of World records as the largest ancient castle in the world. Founded in the 9th century, Prague Castle has been an important symbol of the Czech state for more than a thousand years. The castle is one of the largest complexes in the world consisting of historical palaces, offices, churches and picturesque gardens.
The beautiful historic Charles Bridge is one of the most visited sights in Prague. Connecting Old Town Prague with Lesser Town, this vibrant pedestrian bridge is usually bustling with buskers, artists and tourists. It is the oldest bridge still standing over the Vltava river in Prague and the second oldest bridge in Czechia. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century.
Cesky Krumlov Castle
The second largest castle complex in the Czech Republic besides the massive Prague Castle, the Cesky Krumlov Castle complex is in the city of Český Krumlov. It dates back to 1240 when the first castle was built by the Witigonen family, the main branch of the powerful Rosenberg family. Explore one of the most important monuments in Central Europe in terms of architectural level, cultural tradition and scale.
Prague Jewish Museum
The Jewish Museum is one of the most visited museums in Prague and the largest of its kind in Europe. A museum of Jewish heritage in the Czech Republic it’s collection of Judaica is one of the largest in the world, about 40,000 objects, 100,000 books, and a copious archive of Czech and Moravian Jewish community histories. Take a guided tour!
Prague Municipal House
Located on Náměstí Republiky next to the Powder Gate, the Municipal House (Obecní dům) is the most impressive Art Nouveau building in Prague. The Municipal House in Prague was built at the place of the former Royal Court in 1912 to celebrate the Czech nation. It is a civic building that houses Smetana Hall, a celebrated concert venue.
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There is so much more to see and experience in this amazing country. Plan ahead so that you can take your time exploring and be prepared to be flexible because sometimes travelers you meet along the way will have the best suggestions for undiscovered gems and awesome things to do on a trip to Czechia.
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