Top Choice Historic Building in Staré Město

Old Town Hall

Prague’s Old Town Hall, founded in 1338, is a hotchpotch of medieval buildings acquired piecemeal over the centuries, presided over by a tall Gothic tower with a splendid Astronomical Clock. As well as housing the O…
Top Choice Monastery in Prague Castle & Hradčany

Strahov Monastery

In 1140 Vladislav II founded Strahov Monastery (Strahovský klášter) for the Premonstratensian order. The present monastery buildings, completed in the 17th and 18th centuries, functioned until the communist governme…
Top Choice Church in Prague Castle & Hradčany


The Loreta is a baroque place of pilgrimage founded by Benigna Kateřina Lobkowicz in 1626, designed as a replica of the supposed Santa Casa (Sacred House; the home of the Virgin Mary) in the Holy Land. Legend says t…
Tower in Staré Město

Old Town Hall Tower

The Old Town Hall’s best feature is the view across the Old Town Square from its 60m-tall clock tower. It's well worth the climb up the modern, beautifully designed steel spiral staircase (there’s also a lift).
Top Choice Gallery in Staré Město

Convent of St Agnes

In the northeastern corner of Staré Město is the former Convent of St Agnes, Prague’s oldest surviving Gothic building. The 1st-floor rooms hold the National Gallery’s permanent collection of medieval and early Rena…
Top Choice Museum in Staré Město

Museum of Decorative Arts

This museum opened in 1900 as part of a European movement to encourage a return to the aesthetic values sacrificed to the Industrial Revolution. Its four halls are a feast for the eyes, full of 16th- to 19th-century…
Top Choice Church in Staré Město

Church of St James

The great Gothic mass of the Church of St James began in the 14th century as a Minorite monastery church, and was given a beautiful baroque facelift in the early 18th century. But in the midst of the gilt and stucco…
Top Choice Museum in Holešovice

National Technical Museum

Prague’s most family-friendly museum got a high-tech renovation in 2012 and is a dazzling presentation of the country's industrial heritage. If that sounds dull, it's anything but. Start in the main hall, filled to …
Top Choice Museum in Holešovice

Veletržní Palác

The National Gallery's collection of modern art, spread out over four floors, is a strong contender for Prague's best museum, with an unexpectedly rich collection of world masters, including works from Van Gogh, Pic…
Top Choice Museum in Nové Město

Prague City Museum

This excellent museum, opened in 1898, is devoted to the history of Prague from prehistoric times to the 20th century. Among the many intriguing exhibits are the Astronomical Clock’s original 1866 calendar wheel wit…