How to Spend a Weekend in Prague
Prague, the Czech Republic’s capital city, is home to stunning baroque buildings, Gothic churches, and unique arts and cultural attractions. Even if you’re only planning a weekend in Prague, take a look at this suggested itinerary and ideas for spending 2 or 3 days in Prague to discover how to many the most of your time.
When you arrive on Friday, you’ll have 72 hours in Prague. Visit Krčma for traditional Czech cuisine in a cozy tavern atmosphere or try Portfolio Restaurant for fine dining in a contemporary space with creative, colorful dishes.
The best way to start your weekend in Prague is with a show at the Prague National Theatre. The neo-renaissance theater has been an important aspect of developing Czech culture and arts, and it hosts everything from opera to ballet. You could also take a dinner cruise along River Vltava to take in the beauty of Prague by night and its landmarks like the Charles Bridge and Petrin Hill.
If you prefer drinks, you can visit the Prague Beer Museum in Old Town for socializing and sipping local microbrews from places like the Permon Brewery. They offer a long menu with detailed descriptions of each brew to help you prepare to experience some new flavors.
On Saturday morning, you’ll have 48 hours remaining in Prague. Start with breakfast at Café Savoy, a neo-renaissance restaurant with a gorgeous atmosphere and a variety of authentic Czech foods. You may also like La Bottega Bistroteka, an Italian restaurant with breakfast dishes like liver pate and baked eggs with pancetta.
After breakfast, experience one of Prague’s most famous attractions, the Prague Castle. The imposing fortress dates back to the ninth century and was the seat of power for Bohemia, Roman emperors, and presidents. You can tour both the interior of the castle and the gardens and courtyards. You could spend some time exploring the Old Town Square as well, which is home to the historic center and many unique shops and cafés.
For lunch, try some authentic Korean cuisine at Bibimbap Korea, which serves healthy Korean food using high-quality ingredients. For more ethnic fare, try Garuda Indonesia for traditional Indonesian food and coffee with spicy flavors.
Saturday Afternoon and Evening
After lunch, tour the city to see some of the city’s most impressive landmarks. You should see St. Vitus Cathedral, a massive shrine that’s home to national treasures, and the Prague Astronomical Clock, a medieval tower clock with a mechanical face. You don’t want to miss the Lennon Wall, a graffiti wall inspired by Lennon.
On Saturday night in Prague, you can experience the city’s unique nightlife. Start with dinner at Kuchyň at the entrance of Prague Castle. The non-traditional restaurant has no menu, so you choose from a set of pots and let your senses guide you. At Na slamníku, you can indulge in traditional Czech foods and a long beer list.
For a glimpse into Prague’s dark past, take a ghost or vampire tour in Old Town. You’ll learn all about the dark history of some of Prague’s landmarks and hear chilling stories of ghosts and legends as you stroll through the darkened streets.
On Sunday morning in Prague, you’ll have 24 hours left to see the best of the city. If you’re looking for a vegetarian restaurant, Moment is a great option. The extensive menu offers meat-free dishes like pancakes and vegan omelets. At Café Letka, an Austro-Hungarian coffee shop, you can enjoy simple and classic breakfast dishes.
After breakfast, you can see some of the city’s architectural wonders, such as the Gothic Church of Our Lady before Tyn, the baroque Strahov Monastery, and the Powder Tower, a remodeled medieval Gothic city gate. If you’re traveling with the kids, visit the Prague Zoo to see global animal species like Komodo dragons and hippos in gorgeous naturalistic habitats.
For lunch, have some delicious wood-oven pizza with fresh ingredients at Kmotra, the oldest pizzeria in the city. You’ll also like Kabul Restaurant, a modern Afghan restaurant with traditional Afghan cuisine.
Sunday Afternoon and Evening
After lunch, take some time to explore the Museum of Communism, which showcases communism’s rise and the impact it had on citizens. You should also see the National Gallery Prague, which holds exhibits of medieval to modern artwork from prominent artists, or the Mucha Museum, an art museum with art nouveau works from the famous artist.
On Sunday night in Prague, have dinner at Bistro à Table, a delicious French restaurant with dishes like escargot and frog legs. You could also try Sansho, an Asian fusion restaurant with family-style service and meat, fish, and vegetarian options.
If you’re looking for a romantic night out, you can have dinner and a movie at the Royal Theatre Café. The multipurpose venue is housed within a 1920s movie theater and offers special theme nights and screenings. You could also visit U Marčanů, a folklore-inspired restaurant and entertainment venue with Czech food, wines, beer, and interactive bohemian and Slovak shows.
Ready for the perfect weekend getaway?
Now that you have the ideal weekend itinerary for a fun-filled trip to Prague, it’s time to start planning. Discover other ways to explore Prague on a time crunch and take a look at deals on Prague vacations on Expedia to make the most of your experience!
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