Prague is one of the most beautiful cities of Europe and there are many great photo opportunities and instagrammable places. But Prague is also crowded, so you need to move around the crowds. Especially if you are looking for that perfect Instagram shot with nobody else around. In this article I am sharing my tips for the best Prague instagram spots, including when to visit.
7 tips for Prague instagram spots
Letná viewpoint – one of the best Prague Instagram spots
Letná hill is an elevated park offering amazing panoramic views of Prague and its bridges. Walk all the way to the cast-iron neo-baroque Hanavský Pavilion, where you will find one of the secret Prague instagram spots. Moreover, it is usually not too busy and you can go for a drink afterwards,
One of the most instagrammable places in Prague is without a doubt the Charles Bridge, or Karluv Most. The beautiful statues and lamps, lining this gothic bridge from the 14th century, make for a fairytale setting. The bridge tower offers a great top view of the bridge. It is one of the best Prague instagram spots, but be aware that it gets incredibly busy here during the day. If you want to take a great picture, you have to wake up very early, ideally during sunrise.
Stroll through the palace gardens
One of the most instagrammable places in Prague, that you don’t have to share with many other visitors, is Palácové Zahrady. These palace gardens offer almost privacy, as there is a big chance that there are only a few other visitors. Take your time and enjoy the balustrades, fountains, stairs and great views of the city. The gardens are located below the castle.
Town Hall Square – Prague Instagram spots
The Town Hall Square is the most famous square in Prague. Prague was not destroyed during the Second World War, so many buildings are still intact. This square, which dates back to the 10th century, is a good example of this. The square is dominated by buildings such as the Tyn Church and the Old Town Hall with the Astronomical Clock. In addition to the time, this clock also indicates the position of the sun and moon. Countless people gather here every hour to admire a small show in which twelve little statues, representing the apostles, emerge from behind a door.
As in many places, you are anything but alone here. In fact, during the day it is difficult to make your way through the crowds. If you want to use one of the best Prague Instagram spots for your photos, it is best to get up early in the morning to have the square to yourself for at least some minutes.
Malá Strana Prague Instagram spots
Malá Strana, located below the Prague Castle, is a pretty neigbourhood with narrow streets, historic buildings, the baroque St. Nicholas church and lovely terraces. This area of Prague offers many instagram spots, as there are a lot of cute streets, such as Thunovská and Nerudova. Stroll around and try to find a place with few people in the background. You might need to be a little patient but it will work out.
One of the most famous things to do in Prague is to visit the castle that rises high above the city. With 70,000 m2, it is one of the largest palace complexes in the world and is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The complex consists of palaces, courtyards and streets with different architectural styles. Highlight is the impressive 14th-century Saint Vitus Cathedral, one of the largest and most important in the country. The Golden alley, a medieval street with colored houses from the 17th century, where the goldsmiths used to live, is also worth a visit.
The castle of Prague is one of the best but most challenging instagram spots, as it is always busy. Wake up very early in the morning or try to go there at the end of the day. Or use your photoshop skills afterwards.
Please note that you need an entrance ticket for the palace, the church and the golden lane. You can visit the area around the palace free of charge. You can save time by buying your ticket online in advance. This way you don’t have to stand in line. Check out this tour to learn more about the history of the castle.
The waterfront – Prague Instagram spots
Don’t have a lot of time to capture all the Prague Instagram spots? This is an easy one. One of the most instagrammable places in Prague can be found along the Vltava River. You will have a great view of the bridges, historic buildings and if you are lucky, there are friendly swans in the background, making your photo even more pretty. Because there are many spots around, you won’t have any people in the background.
Wallenstein Palace and Gardens
During your visit to Prague, also have a look at the gardens of the baroque Walleinstein Palace, which today houses the Czech Senate. In the gardens there is a pavilion with fountains, peacocks, and an artificial cave with stalactites. During my visit it started raining, so I am sure you will be able to capture a much better picture here.
Prague, the capital of Czechia, is often called the most beautiful city in Europe. And this is for a reason. Prague is a big open-air museum, where more than a thousand years of history can be seen in the streets. In Prague you can enjoy yourself for days, walk through medieval streets, visit viewpoints and museums, enjoy good food and discover new places again and again. In the next article you will find my tips for the best things to do in Prague, including art, history, photo spots, restaurants, hotels and day trips in the surroundings.
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