Prague is probably one the most architecturally stunning cities we have seen yet. It is a very walkable city and although we stayed here for four weeks, we likely could of stayed for one week and seen everything we needed to see. With the charming cobble stone streets, rich history, famous landmarks, and exceptionally cheap Czech beer, there is something to do for everyone in this lively city.
1. Relax and Refresh at the Original Beer Spa
A blog for Prague! Are you a fan of beer? Are you also a fan of relaxation? Prague is famous for its beer culture, and what better way to experience it than by visiting the Original Beer Spa? Enjoy a whole new spa experience while soaking in royal oak tubs filled with natural extracts used to brew Czech beer, while also sipping on (unlimited) delicious Czech beer. I mean.. it doesn’t get much better than that.
Located in the heart of Prague’s Old Town, the Original Beer Spa offers several packages that vary in duration, number of people, and extras. For example, you can choose between a private beer bath for one or two (this is what we did, and not only was it a fantastic experience it was also quite romantic), or a shared beer bath for up to six people.
Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with a mug of cold, refreshing beer before being led to your private room that consists of an oak tub whirlpool bath, a wheat straw bed that helps you absorb the nutrients from the bath, a cozy warm fireplace, homemade beer bread, and of course, unlimited Czech beer. The bath is filled with Brewer’s yeast, which is believed to have therapeutic benefits for the skin and body.
Overall, the Original Beer Spa in Prague is perfect for anyone who likes a relaxing experience accompanied with beer. So why not treat yourself to a day of beer-infused relaxation during your next trip to the Czech Republic? Na zdravi! (cheers!)
2. Walk the Infamous Charles Bridge
A trip to Prague is not complete until you walk the Charles Bridge, an iconic landmark of Prague, Czech Republic, which is a fantastic example of medieval architecture. Built in the 14th century, it is one of the oldest and most beautiful bridges in Europe. It spans the Vltava River, connecting the Old Town to the Lesser Town and the Prague Castle.
Walking along the bridge, one can take in stunning views of the city and the river. During the day, the bridge is bustling with street performers, artists, and vendors selling souvenirs. At night, the bridge is illuminated, creating a romantic and enchanting atmosphere. We probably walked across this bridge about 50 different times and enjoyed every second of it.
Apart from its aesthetic beauty, the Charles Bridge also has a rich history. It has witnessed many significant events, including battles, coronations, and religious processions.
There are many types of tours you can take in Prague (either Airbnb or Viator) that will provide insight and history on the Charles Bridge and other notable landmarks, but we recommend a walking tour that we purchased from Viator that also brings you through the Jewish Quarter, Lesser Town, and Old Town as well as the Prague Castle. Included in this walking tour is a traditional Czech lunch and a boat tour.
In conclusion, the Charles Bridge is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Prague. With its stunning architecture, beautiful views, and rich history, it is a true gem of Europe.
3. Enjoy a Medieval Dinner and a Show at U Pavouka
If you’re looking for a unique dining experience in Prague, look no further than U Pavouka. This medieval tavern offers not just food and drink, but also historical shows that transport you back in time. You will be treated to a variety of performances by skilled swordsmen, jugglers, and belly dancers, while enjoying lively music and indulging in wine and beer (Yup, they keep your drink filled at ALL times). Oh yeah. There’s also snakes AND fire.
Located in the heart of Prague’s Old Town, U Pavouka (which means “At the Spider” in English) is housed in a building that dates back to the 15th century. The ambiance of this place is a whole vibe. It resembles a medieval tavern, with wooden tables and benches, waxed candles dripping in every corner, and tapestries on the walls. It is historic, sexy, medieval, and spooky, all in one.
As for the food, U Pavouka serves up hearty, traditional Czech fare like roasted pork, goulash, and dumplings. But to be honest, you don’t go for the food. You go for the incredible show and booze!
U Pavouka is a must-visit for anyone looking for an unforgettable dining experience in Prague. Just be sure to make a reservation in advance, as this popular spot can fill up quickly.
4. Enjoy a Mozart Dinner Opera
Yep, that’s right! An opera in Prague. This was my first ever Opera and even though the entire show was in Czech, it was an unforgettable experience.
This unique event combines a delicious three-course meal with a performance of Mozart’s most famous operas. You will receive a welcome drink as soon as you sit down and food to follow. As dinner is being served, a performance of Mozart’s opera arias and duets is presented by professional singers in period costumes. The singers are accompanied by a chamber ensemble playing authentic instruments from Mozart’s time.
The opera performance includes scenes from popular operas such as Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, and The Magic Flute. The singers not only perform on stage but also interact with the audience, making the experience even more engaging and enjoyable.
The Mozart Dinner Opera is an excellent choice for those looking for a unique and memorable evening in Prague. The combination of outstanding food, live opera, and a historic setting makes it an experience not to be missed. Not to mention, you’ll feel fancy AF.
5. Grab a Drink and Enjoy the View at Hanau Pavilion
While there are tons of places with stunning views in Prague, you’d be missing out if you didn’t head to the Hanau Pavilion.
Located in the heart of the city, this historic building offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Prague skyline.
Originally built in the 19th century as a lookout tower, the Hanau Pavilion is now home to a popular café and restaurant. You can enjoy a quick snack or a leisurely meal while taking in the beautiful views from the top of the tower, or perhaps you may fancy an ice cold beer or hot mulled wine on a chilly day. Whatever you’re in the mood for, the Hanau Pavilion has got you covered.
We loved this place so much we came back here more than once during our month long stay in Prague. It’s the perfect place to relax and take in the city’s beauty while enjoying a quick drink or snack. And with its prime location in the heart of the city, it’s easily accessible for tourists and locals alike. Don’t miss out on this hidden gem!