The Czech Republic is a historically and culturally rich country in Central Europe. From the famous historical center of Prague to the thermal baths of Karlovy Vary, from the breathtaking scenery of Cesky Krumlov to the historic buildings of Brno, there are many interesting places to visit. In this content, we will cover the places to visit in the Czech Republic and explain each place in detail.
|Hluboka nad Vltavou
|The Old Town of Prague
|Prague astronomical clock
|St. Vitus Cathedral
|Cesky Krumlov Castle
10 must-see places in the Czech Republic
These are the places you must see when you go to the Czech Republic…
1. Hluboká Castle
Hluboká Castle, also known as Hluboká Castle, is located a short drive north of the town of České Budějovice.
This historic castle, which attracts attention with its fascinating neo-Gothic style, is a historic place that you can easily add to the list of places to visit in the Czech Republic. Hluboká Castle was built on the ruins of another 13th-century castle and took its current architectural form after 1660. Of course, it has been restored and renovated over time.
|373 41 Hluboka nad Vltavou, Czech Republic
2. Karlstejn Castle
Karlštejn Castle is one of the historical sites of the Czech Republic and was built between 1348 and 1365 for Charles IV, who was both the Czech king and the great emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. The chapel in the castle is a place where the crown jewels of the Roman Empire, the bones of the saints and the most valuable artifacts, as well as their personal belongings, are kept by Charles IV. Today it is possible to see many of these works.
|Karlstejn 172, 267 18 Karlstejn, Czech Republic
3. Pruhonice Park
Pruhonice Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located about 15 km south of Prague. Průhonice Park is also home to Průhonice Castle and is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the country. The park covers a vast area of 250 hectares. Gardens, woodlands, ponds and beautiful walking trails make this park ideal for exploring.
You will find plants that interest you among 1600 plant species in the park and you can admire the architectural structure of the Great Castle. In addition, the frescoes and sculptures in the courtyard and a replica of the fountain in Prague’s Old Market Square are just some of the details worth seeing.
4. Prague Old Town
Located in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, the Old Town is one of the medieval settlements. Located in the Newse Mesto area on the edge of the Vltava River, the Old Town is full of ancient buildings, synagogues, towers, fortresses and bridges. The Old Town, one of Prague’s most popular tourist areas, is home to many fascinating places during your trip to the Czech Republic. Buildings that defy centuries, narrow streets and squares offer an atmosphere that exudes the scent of history. I definitely recommend seeing the old town when visiting Prague. For more information, you can check out our “Places to visit in Prague” content.
5. Charles Bridge
The Charles Bridge is a 516 meter long bridge over the Vltava River, built as the capital of Prague. Bridge, IV. It was created at Karl’s request and named after him. The height above the water level is 4.30 meters and the width is 9.5 meters. One of the most recognizable symbols of Prague, the Stone Bridge is only accessible to pedestrians. Charles Bridge, designed by Peter Parler, is home to 30 sculptures, including the famous statue of St. John Nepomuk. The towers at the beginning and end of the bridge offer a beautiful view and are one of the landmarks in the Czech Republic.
6. Prague Castle
Strategically and architecturally important, Prague Castle is the most important castle in Prague and the Czech Republic. Co-designed by the famous architects Joze Plecnik, Peter Parler, Benedikt Rejt, Matthias van Arras and Borek Sipek, the foundations of the castle were laid in 870. Over the centuries, many palaces and churches in Romanesque and Gothic architectural style have been added to the castle added. Considered one of the largest ancient castles in the world, Prague Castle is 570 meters long and 130 meters wide. This castle is one of the most important historical sights in the Czech Republic and should not be missed in your trip.
|Hradcany, 119 08 Prague 1, Czech Republic
7. Prague Astronomical Clock
The Prague Astronomical Clock is a famous show clock and astronomical information panel located in Prague’s Old Town Square. First built in 1410, this historic clock is considered one of the greatest engineering marvels of the Middle Ages.
|NewsomEstske nám. 1, 110 00 Josefov, Czech Republic
8. St. Vitus Cathedral
It is a Roman Catholic church that functions as the Archdiocese of Prague. The cathedral dedicated to St. Vitus is named after him. It is a joint design of the great architects Peter Parler, Matthias van Arras, Josef Mocker, Kamil Hilbert and Joseph Kranner. Opened in 1929, this fascinating spiritual building is one of the outstanding examples of the Gothic architectural style in the Czech Republic and around the world. The church, which is 24 meters long and 60 meters wide, belongs to the historical places of the Czech Republic and its tower is 97 meters high.
|II. nadvori 48/2, 119 01 Praha 1-Hradcany, Czech Republic
9. Cesky Krumlov Castle
The beautiful castle, named after the town of Cesky Krumlov, was built by the Witigonen and Rosenberg families, one of the most important families of the town. The historic castle, whose construction dates back to the 1240s, was donated to the Duke of Kramau in the 17th century. The castle was expanded during this period with a theater addition called Eggenberg and baroque renovations. The castle, which changed hands as dominance changed, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. Cesky Kurmlov Castle, famous for the best preserved theater in the world, is especially worth exploring.
|Zamek 59, 381 01 Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
10. Tyn Church
Designed by architect Matthias van Arras, Tyn Church is the final resting place of important scientists and artists such as Tycho Brahe, Karel Skreta, Josef Seger and Vaclav Emanuel Horak. The spiritual structure created in the Gothic architectural style has been Prague’s main church since the 14th century. Each of the 4 small towers is 80 meters high. It still serves as a Roman Catholic church and is one of the interesting buildings for tourists traveling to the Czech Republic.
|NewsomEstske nam., 110 00 Newse MEsto, Czech Republic
When is the best time to travel in the Czech Republic?
The best time to visit the Czech Republic is between spring (April-June) and autumn (September-October). The weather is generally mild during these periods and the tourist crowds are less.
How many days should I reserve to visit Prague?
I suggest you reserve at least 2-3 days to fully explore Prague. During this time, you can visit Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square and other highlights.