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The best viewpoints in Prague

Prague from above is beautiful. You cannot leave Prague without seeing it from above! You have several options for viewpoints in Prague, some paid and some free.

You will have to be prepared to climb quite a few steps, walk or get away from the city, but without a doubt, it is one of the best things to do in Prague.


In this post you will find a list of the best viewpoints in Prague. Let's start!


The best viewpoints in Prague

THE BEST VIEWPOINTS IN PRAGUE


The Tower of the Old Town Hall in Prague, one of the best viewpoints in Prague


This viewpoint is probably the most popular in the city. Especially for being one of the most significant buildings in the city and for its astronomical clock. Its tower is almost 70 meters high, you reach the top by elevator and with a few steps. If you travel in high season you should know that it is very popular to see the sunset and it is the time when there are more people.

From the top you have a perfect view of the Old Town Square with the Jan Hus monument and the towers of the Týn church on one side and on the other side you will have a lovely view of the castle on top of the hill, Hradčany.


Hours of the Prague Town Hall Tower


From January to March from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., except Mondays when it opens from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The rest of the year it opens from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., except Mondays when it opens from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The entrance fee, which includes a visit to the rest of the building, is 250 CZK, just under €10.



The Petrín Tower, a perfect viewpoint in Prague to watch the sunset


The Malá Strana neighborhood is one of the essential places to see in Prague. I recommend you visit it after eating (or even eating in one of its charming restaurants) so you can explore the neighborhood without rushing in the afternoon and enjoy a beautiful sunset on Mount Petrín. The trees cover the views quite a bit, even being 138 meters high. But you will always find a corner where the views will take your breath away. At the top is the Petrín Tower. A metallic structure that imitates the Eiffel Tower (In fact, it is one of its "replicas"). The tower measures 58.7 meters and has 299 steps, from the top you will have incredible views. You can climb the steps for free, if you want to use the elevator you will have to pay a supplement.


Petrin Tower, Prague hours:


From April to June it opens from 9am to 8pm.

From June to September it opens from 9am to 9pm.

The rest of the year it opens from 10am to 6pm.

The entrance fee is 150 CZK, almost 6 euros. Admission is free with the Prague Card.



The best viewpoints in Prague

The Tower Bridge in the Old Town of Prague


The famous Charles Bridge is one of the most essential places to see in Prague. It is flanked by a gate with a tower on each side. The Gothic gate tower on the Old Town side is known as Prague's Old Town Bridge Tower. You will need to climb 138 steps to reach the top of this tower. Although it does not have an exaggerated height, it does have beautiful views of the city, the bridge and the river.


Inside there is also a mini museum with explanations about its geometric design and the medallions and masks that decorate it.

The Old Town Bridge Tower in Prague is at the eastern end of the Charles Bridge, next to Křižovnické Square.


Opening hours of the Old Town Bridge Tower in Prague:


From January to March and from October to November it opens from 10am to 6pm.

April, May and September open from 10am to 7pm.

From June to August it opens from 9am to 9pm.

In December it opens from 10am to 8pm.


The entrance fee is 150 CZK, almost 6 euros. With the Prague Card the entrance has a 50% discount. Get the Prague card to save money here.


The best viewpoints in Prague

The Powder Tower


The Gunpowder Tower dates from the year 1475. And despite not being a very tall tower, from its top you can take beautiful pictures of the roofs of the city. Above all, the castle and the towers of the Tyn Church.


Hours of the Powder Tower in Prague:


The months of June, July and August open at 9am to 9pm.

The months of January, February, March, October and November open from 10am to 6pm.

The months of April, May, September and December open from 10am to 8pm.

The entrance fee is 150 CZK, almost 6 euros. With the Prague Card the entrance you have free admission. Get the Prague card to save money here.


The viewpoints of the Prague Castle


In the castle you also have viewpoints. You will not be able to see the castle from them, but you will be able to see the old city, the Charles Bridge and the surroundings of Prague.


The highest viewpoint is the great south tower of the Prague Cathedral. You will have to climb a total of 287 steps, in a spiral staircase. A bit exhausting, but worth the effort. You will be able to stay on the roof of the Cathedral of Saints Vitus, Wenceslaus and Adalbert. And from here you can see the Charles Bridge, the river and the city.


You have other options within the castle grounds, near the south entrance to the castle there are a couple of panoramic terraces, on the Black Tower and in the gardens under the castle. They are free and open until midnight, when the castle complex closes.



The best viewpoints in Prague

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