Prague is a popular tourist destination for good reason. The city offers all the sights you expect from a picturesque European city. The city is riddled with meandering cobblestone streets, spectacular cathedrals, and a bustling town square. The Vltava river is quintessentially peaceful and offers spectacular views from Prague’s many medieval and modern bridges.
The city has so much to offer that it’s easy to miss out on a few things. Before visiting it’s best to prepare a list of locations. Sites like praguehere.com is a great place to start as they reveal the hidden gems and countless eateries in the city that are not as touristy as others. To help you enjoy a few of the more offbeat spots, the following are our list of 7 hidden gems in the beautiful city of Prague.
The Love Lock Bridge
If you are visiting the city with your partner, then this secret location is a must visit. The key (pun intended) is to write your partner’s name along with yours in a tiny lock and then lock it to the bridge. The thousands of colorful locks affixed to railings of the bridge makes it an ever-changing art piece. Even if you don’t like the idea of leaving behind a lock with your name on it, pay Love Lock Bridge a visit for its peculiarity.
Novy Svet roughly translates to “New World”. This area of quiet and narrow cobblestone streets is bordered by beautiful houses and well-hidden cafes. Located in the Castle district, this can easily be added to the travel itinerary. The best part, it’s ignored by the crowd of tourists, making it a proper hidden gem.
Want to drink coffee with the locals? Head over to Skautsky Institut near Old Town Square. This laid-back cafe offers great views and comfortable seating. Even though its extreme proximity to Old Town Square, Skautsky Institut somehow doesn’t attract tourists. This place is a great place to sit down have a beer with the locals after all that walking around in the square.
If you want to take a break from the views of the city, Divoka Sarka is a great day getaway. Located in the northwestern side of Prague, this hilly natural reserve is a great camping and picnic spot. The park offers plenty of shaded areas to keep you comfortable during the day. However, the highlight of the trip has to be the view of pristine lake bordered by tall trees.
Located in Narodni, this restaurant has a hundred-year-old history. While the food and drinks are at par with any high-end cafe in Prague, the highlight of Cafe Louvre is its service. Expect vest-clad waiters immaculately presenting each dish and a vintage ambiance to match.
Zizkov TV Tower
This is not your place if you are afraid of heights. Zizkov Television Tower offers a sky-high view of the entire city. The tower also has a restaurant and is a great place to grab a meal whilst enjoying the city of Prague.
The Lennon Wall
Once a blank wall, the Lennon Wall’s interesting history started when an unknown painter painted an image of the famous Beetle singer back in the 1980s. Other artists quickly joined in and started painting around and over the original painting. Decades later, the wall is a graffiti-riddled masterpiece dedicated to the late singer. The wall offers a great background for those Instagram-worthy selfies.