On our blog, we have already described many different activities that tourists can enjoy in Prague. The lively nightlife, famous museums, majestic theatres or renowned restaurants are not the only things that the city has in store for you. So today, ThinkPrague would like to show some other attractions that might be great fun in our opinion.
Currently ranked the fourth best zoo in the world by TripAdvisor, it is an adventure like no other. It is divided thematically: each pavilion represents a particular region that the animals come from. The zoo began to be built in 1881 and has been expanding ever since. Every time you go back, you will probably discover something new and exciting.
One of the Prague’s greenest areas is easily accessible on foot from many different places, including Prague Castle. You may also reach it by the funicular railway from Ujezd. It is a 300 m high hill with a miniature version of the Eiffel Tower on the top. Upon climbing up, you will be awarded by the most impressive view of Prague. While the rose gardens in the park are probably the most sought-after romantic sites for lovers, the local mirror maze is great fun especially for families with children.
They are a very popular way of spending your leisure time during your visit in Prague. There are various types of cruises: boats with restaurants, party boats, commented sightseeing cruises and many others! There is nothing more relaxing on a beautiful sunny day than taking a nice boat trip up the stream of the Vltava River.
David Černý is probably our most famous contemporary sculptor but also definitely the most controversial. You might have heard of him in connection with his brilliant, gigantic piece called Entropa, mocking stereotypes of various European countries that offended a lot of people around the whole world back in 2009. Quite a few of his crazy sculptures are displayed in public throughout the city. If you look up the Žižkov Television Tower, you will see his Babies: large creepy statues of infants crawling up the top (some of them are also on display in Kampa Park). Another example of his work is called Piss: two boys “spelling” quotations from Czech literature by urinating into a fountain in the shape of the Czech Republic. Many other works of Černý’s art are located in different places in the city and ThinkPrague can help you find them all!
Farmers’ markets have recently regained their popularity in Prague. They regularly take place on the square Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad and on Náplavka (the Riverside) and offer a wide range of products and meals from Czech farms. The markets attract large crowds by their friendly atmosphere and sellers in good mood. These traditional markets are a good opportunity to get to know all the tastes of our country.
Even though we already wrote an article dedicated to Prague’s nightlife, there is one special quarter that we left out: Žižkov. It used to be an industrial suburb known to be a little dangerous and vile. Even though those times are long gone, their spirit lives on. With more than 300 bars on 5 sq kilometres, it is probably the district with the highest per capita concentration of bars in all Europe. As mostly Czech and foreign students live there, it is a lively neighbourhood where the best drinking stories are made!
We hope that some of these activities caught your attention and perhaps helped to convince you that Prague is indeed a place worth visiting! Each person likes something different but we do think that almost everyone can pick something of interest in our beautiful city. And if not, let us know, so that we can expand our offer!