I recently experienced Prague in 48 hours at the end of our Viking river cruise which was called The Cities of Light from Paris to Prague. I traveled with my husband and his sister and our brother-in-law who live in Texas. We’ve tried to take one special trip together each year to spend time with them. This particular trip was twice postponed during the pandemic so it was much anticipated!
Dancing House (Tancici Dum)
I’m told the building stands out for its modern design in a city filled with Gothic architecture. It was designed by Frank Gehry along with Vlado Milunic and completed in 1996. The top floor is open to the public.
It has been called the world’s most beautiful library. it was first opened as part of a Jesuit University in 1722 and is a stunning example of Baroque architecture. Don’t miss seeing the ceiling frescoes.
The funicular takes you from the Lesser Town district to the top of Petřín Hill. It is a fun and scenic way to see the city.
The National Museum sits in a stunning building in Wenceslas Square.
Relax in Letná Park. I’m told it is a popular gathering spot for young people to play music and there are incredible views of the city.
Take a boat tour along the Vltava River.
See the views from the Petrin Tower. You will see it sitting up on a hill. It looks just like the Eiffel Tower. and is the same height. You can enjoy the views from the base of the tower or buy a ticket and go to the top.
Places to Eat in Prague
Where to Stay in Prague
We stayed at the Prague Hilton which was arranged for us as part of our Viking trip. It was clean and modern and had several restaurants. Right outside was a small mall that had a grocery store, pharmacy, a few shops, and what we would call a beauty supply store.
The location was not that convenient if you wanted to walk around The Charles Bridge or Old Town but there were plenty of cabs right outside to take you.
Other Hotel Recommendations
Here are other recommendations from my Facebook friends. I did not look at prices this time because I knew our hotel was included.
Hotel Appia has breakfast included and is within walking distance of Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge.
The Art Deco Imperial Hotel is next door to the Cafe Imperial which is a top-rated restaurant in Prague with a stunning interior.