Art & Literature

Veletržní Palác This magnificent functionalist building harbours four floors of 20th-century and contemporary art.

Franz Kafka Museum Offers a comprehensive exploration of the claustrophobic and paranoid world of Kafka's novels, and their relation to Prague.

David Černý The witty and provocative works of Prague's most famous living artist pop up all over the city.

U Kalicha A place of pilgrimage for fans of Jaroslav Hašek's novel The Good Soldier Svejk ‒ this pub is where the novel's opening scene is set.

Convent of St Agnes This branch of the National Gallery houses a precious collection of glowing Gothic altarpieces and religious sculpture.

Beer

Prague Beer Museum Not a museum but a hugely popular pub, with 30 varieties of beer on tap.

Pivovarský Dům One of the city's best microbreweries, offering classic lagers and fruit-flavoured beers produced on the premises.

U Zlatého Tygra The classic Prague drinking den, where Václav Havel took Bill Clinton in 1994 to show him a real Czech pub.

Pivní Galerie If the idea of shopping leaves you cold, how about shopping for beer? This booze boutique stocks nearly 150 varieties from around the world.

Pivovarský Klub Six guest beers on tap and more than 200 international brands in bottles make this welcoming pub a great place to drink your way around the world.

Parks & Gardens

Wallenstein Garden Hidden away behind high walls, this gorgeous 17th-century Italianate garden is a haven of peace and tranquillity.

Letná Gardens Huge open space, once used for military parades, now home to a beer garden, skateboarders, inline skaters, and glorious city panoramas.

Riegrovy sady A 19th-century park with a grandstand view of Prague Castle, and home to one of the city's most popular beer gardens.

Vrtbov Garden Perhaps Prague's least-known garden: an 18th-century retreat peopled by stone figures from Roman mythology.

Kampa This leafy Malá Strana island, bounded by the Devil's Stream, is one of the city's most popular chill-out spots.

Music

Prague Spring The Czech Republic's biggest annual cultural event, and one of Europe's most important festivals of classical music.

Palác Akropolis A Prague institution that hosts live music performances of all kinds, from ethnic folk to heavy metal to string quartets.

Rudolfinum Home to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, this complex of concert halls is decorated with statues of famous composers.

Jazz Dock Most of Prague's jazz clubs are hidden away in Old Town cellars, but this floating venue offers music with a view over the Vltava.

Municipal House Prague's most beautiful art-nouveau building houses Smetana Hall, the city's largest concert venue.

Wonderful Dvořák A selection from the works of Antonín Dvořák is performed in the baroque setting of the 18th-century Vila Amerika.

History

Prague Castle A thousand years of Bohemian history clustered on a hilltop.

Prague Jewish Museum An ancient cemetery and exhibits spread across half-a-dozen synagogues, telling the story of Prague's Jewish community.

National Monument A brutalist building and monumental statue, bearing witness to the turbulent 20th-century history of Czechoslovakia.

National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror A moving memorial to those who died in one of the key events of WWII.

Prague City Museum Recounts the story of the Czech capital from prehistoric times to the 20th century.

Offbeat Attractions

TV Tower Prague's futuristic three-legged TV Tower looks unconventional enough from a distance, but when you get up close and see the giant crawling babies…

KGB Museum The enthusiastic Russian owner of this quirky little museum will talk you through his collection of spy cameras, torture kits and gruesome garrottes.

Hotel Jalta Nuclear Bunker A 1950s nuclear shelter hidden beneath a communist-era hotel right on Wenceslas Square.

Miniature Museum If the preserved whale penises in the Strahov Library aren't weird enough for you, how about a flea wearing microscopic golden horseshoes?

Cubist Lamp Post How many cities can boast a humble lamp post designed in the cubist style?

Free Stuff

Astronomical Clock The hourly 'performance' only takes 45 seconds, but joining the crowds is a classic Prague experience.

Charles Bridge Try to visit at dawn if you want to beat the crowds.

Jan Hus Statue A brooding art nouveau statue.

Museum of the Infant Jesus of Prague A pilgrimage destination for the Catholic faithful for four centuries.

Letná Gardens Offers postcard-perfect views out over the city, river and bridges.

Wallenstein Garden An oasis amid the bustle of Malá Strana's streets.

Náplavka Farmers Market Join the hustle and bustle of this weekly riverside market, with live music and outdoor tables.

Church of St Nicholas A 'baroque wedding cake'.