How to spend 48 hours in Prague

How to spend 48 hours in Prague

by Jessica Zen
Stripes Europe

The Czech Republic’s capital city of Prague is a lovely place to spend two days. You can see just enough in this time to truly appreciate the intricacies of the city, but also leave enough behind to leave you wanting more. The city is split by the Vltava River and is brimming with Baroque churches, Renaissance architecture, medieval streets and tasty treats.         

Old Town Charm

Start your adventure in Old Town Square. Dine in an alfresco restaurant, admire the surrounding architecture and listen to the clip-clop of horse-drawn carriages as they convey visitors through the cobblestone streets. In the square, you’ll find one of Prague’s proudest accomplishments, the 15th-century astronomical clock on the Old Town Hall. The clock is considered one of the best-preserved medieval mechanical clocks in the world! 

Next up is Charles Bridge. A quick walk will take you to the edge of the Vltava River. The colorful buildings in the background plus the 14th-century bridge make for the perfect picture capturing the essence of Prague. Stroll across the bridge, stopping for photos along the way. 

On the other side of the bridge, you can make your way up to Prague Castle. It was once the seat of Czech rulers, but today, it is the residence of the president. The grounds are free to visit, but you have to pay to enter the St. Vitus Cathedral, Basilica of St. George and Golden Lane. It’s worth the small fee as this massive structure is the largest coherent castle complex in the world. 

Delightful Delicacies 

Prague is the perfect place to sample as many new foods as possible. Add beef tartare to your list of foods to try, a raw minced beef dish often served with an egg. Eat it with bread and pair it with a Pilsner beer. Sample some of the local sweets, particularly the kolache. It is a small dough ball filled with sweets. If you’re on the go, grab a “trdelník.” These are rolled yeast dough wrapped around a stick and roasted over an open flame. The dough is then brushed with butter and rolled in cinnamon and sugar. Get them filled with Nutella and ice cream for an extra sweet treat! 

Spend some time getting to know the winding streets, historical buildings and fascinating restaurants Prague has to offer. In just 48 hours, you’re sure to fall in love with this magical city. 

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