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Visit Prague in 2 days

Located in the heart of Europe, the capital of the Czech Republic is an ideal destination for a 2-day city break. Take advantage of a weekend getaway to discover Prague and follow our advice to help you plan your stay.

Prague’s historic centre is divided into two main districts, the Old Town and Malá Strana, which are separated by the city’s river, the Vltava. If you’re only staying for 2 days, we recommend you visit the must-sees in these two districts. Although Prague has many other places and districts, it is unfortunately impossible to see everything in 2 days. If you still want to visit some of the less touristy areas, head for Vinohrady or Holešovice! There, you’ll discover local Prague life and be able to pick up some good addresses for cafés, bars and restaurants.

Your day of arrival in Prague

If you are arriving by plane, you will need to get to the city centre from Prague airport. For a stress-free transfer, opt for a car transfer with a driver who will be waiting for you at the airport. If you wish to use public transport, there is a bus stop just opposite the arrivals exit of Terminals 1 and 2. You can then take trolleybus no. 59 to the Nádraží Veleslavín metro station, from where you can reach the city centre in around ten minutes. Read our article on Prague airport to find out more!

First day in Prague

Our advice if you want to discover the essentials

If you want to make the most of the city and avoid having your nose in your guidebook and missing the must-sees, we recommend you join the Grand Tour of Prague in English, which takes place every day at 10 am. A local English-speaking guide will tell you all about both, the history of the city and the Czech culture.

For six hours, you will see the essentials of Prague, such as the Municipal House, a masterpiece of Art Nouveau in Prague, the Astronomical Clock, the famous Charles Bridge, which you will cross, the Prague Castle and the Jewish Quarter. You will also enjoy a lunch in a typical Czech restaurant, a tram ride and boat cruise on the Vltava river.

To round off your first day of culture on a musical note, attend a classical music concert in a church or synagogue, or take part in a dinner concert! You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to Prague’s many concert venues. For example, the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi and the Saint Giles church host wonderful hour-long concerts. You can also dress up and take in an opera or ballet at the National Theatre, an emblematic monument of Czech musical culture with a rich programme.

Our programme for fans of unusual activities

If you enjoy discovering a city while having fun, we have a number of original and unusual activities for you to do in Prague.

The beer bath has become very popular, and is a great activity for couples or friends. You’ll be immersed in thousand-litre tubs filled with hops, yeast and malt, and you’ll also be able to drink as much beer as you like throughout the bath.

If the weather isn’t cooperating and you’re looking for a fun indoor activity, the Golem virtual reality game is sure to amuse!

For families, the enamelling workshop is a creative activity for children, who can decorate their own enamel object to take home with them.

Last but not least, there are plenty of bike tours in Prague, in the city centre and even in the capital’s parks. It’s a great way to get around Prague, and the ideal way to see as much as possible if you want to visit in 2 days!

Second day in Prague

Discover Prague’s cultural and religious heritage

If you’d prefer to use this second day to learn more about Prague’s history and cultural heritage, we strongly recommend a visit to Prague’s Jewish Quarter. You’ll discover the history and traditions of Bohemia’s Jews in a very moving way. The Old Jewish Cemetery, one of the most famous and oldest in Europe, will be one of the highlights of your visit: here you will see around 12,000 tombstones, one on top of the other. Accompanied by your guide, you will also visit the many synagogues in the former ghetto, including the Arab-Andalusian Spanish Synagogue and the moving Pinkas Synagogue, now a memorial to Holocaust victims from Bohemia and Moravia. Its walls are covered with the names of almost 80,000 Jewish victims of genocide during the Second World War.

Prague Castle is also one of Prague’s most emblematic landmarks and the city’s most visited site. Take our guided tour of the Prague Castle and visit the impressive St Vitus Cathedral, the city’s most important Gothic building, the Old Royal Palace, St George’s Basilica and Golden Lane.

Prague is often referred to as the City of a Hundred Spires. There are many churches in the city centre, some of which you can visit. Among them, the Church of St Nicholas at Lesser Town is well worth a visit, as is Loreto, located very close to the picturesque New World district.

Lastly, although Prague is not a capital known for its museums and cultural institutions, there are a number of establishments that are well worth a visit. Among them, we recommend a visit to the Trade Fair Palace, housed in a functionalist building dating from the 1920s. It houses works of modern and contemporary Czech and international art. Among the collections you will find Picasso, Van Gogh, Klimt and others.

To discover the history and natural science collections, head for the neo-renaissance building of the National Museum, which after being closed for 5 years, has reopened its exhibitions in 2019.

There are many other museums in Prague, such as the Kampa Museum and the Kafka Museum, so take a look at our selection of museums.

Stroll through the city’s picturesque streets

Prague is a veritable open-air museum. We strongly recommend that you take a stroll through the city’s streets and get a taste of its very special atmosphere.

To start the day, explore Prague’s New Town district and its wealth of architecture: Art Nouveau, Cubism and Functionalism.

It’s in this district that you can spot the Dancing House, one of Prague’s most photogenic monuments thanks to its highly original shape representing the legendary dancing couple Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. If you wish, you can climb to the top floor of the building to enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of Prague!

In the same district, you can also discover the atypical Passage Lucerna and the Franciscan Garden.

You can then take Národní street, one of the capital’s main avenues, which will lead you to the beautiful building of the National Theatre. On the way, don’t hesitate to stop for a coffee or lunch at Café Louvre, an emblematic Prague establishment famous for having been frequented by Franz Kafka and Albert Einstein!

Then simply cross the bridge to find yourself on the other side of the river and discover the district of Malá Strana, “Lesser Town” in English. Petřín Hill will be right in front of you, so if you want to climb it, take the funicular for sublime views over the city. You can walk back down and enjoy the peace and quiet of this park, before returning to the hustle and bustle of the city. Stroll through the narrow cobbled streets of this picturesque district, past the John Lennon Wall and romantic Kampa Island.

After a day packed with kilometres, there’s nothing like a moment of relaxation! Looking for a spa in Prague? Opt for a jacuzzi with view of Prague’s rooftops for a unique and magical moment.

All that’s left is to enjoy a good meal to round off your stay in the Czech capital. Don’t hesitate to consult our list of good restaurants in Prague!

Even if a weekend is a very short time to discover and enjoy the Czech capital, this programme should enable you to visit the essentials of Prague in 2 days.