Prague Castle is a huge administrative complex, standing high on a hill overlooking the river in Prague city centre. It’s probably not a castle like you might expect as it has no defensive walls, only office buildings, palaces and churches including the stunning St Vitus Cathedral.
The Old Town Hall (Staromĕstská Radnice) was built in 1338 and is both a tourist attraction and also the tourist information centre for Prague. For tourist information, it’s packed with useful advice inside on things to see and the staff were helpful too. The other two features here are the historic Old Town Hall Tower which has a terrific view of the Old Town and also the Astronomical Clock which is on the outside wall of the tower.
The Zizkov TV Tower is such a contrast to the historic parts of Prague that it has to be seen to be believed. It reminds you more of a soviet missile than a TV tower and the artwork sculptures of babies crawling up it make it even more bizarre. It was completed in 1992, so it’s one of the last legacies of the communist era and it has an indoor observation area and a restaurant/café with the most amazing views of Prague. The public areas look like boxes that have been stuck on the outside of the tower.
Charles Bridge is one of Europe’s most beautiful bridges and is now more of a tourist attraction than simply a river crossing. It’s a pedestrian bridge with cobbles and imposing statues along the way and it dates back to 1357.