Prague is probably one of Europe’s most beautiful and enchanting cities. The capital city of the Czech Republic is full of medieval buildings, remarkable churches, and almost countless bridges crossing the Vltava river.
Moreover, with its cobbled streets and historic facades, it’s definitely a highly photogenic city and you can take amazing shots from many different angles. I spent three days in Prague and here are my top 10 photo spots in this magical city:
1. Along the Vltava River
Well, I guess it’s almost impossible to not find a great photo spot while walking along the Vltava river that runs through Prague. It’s pretty easy to get a nice shot from almost every side of the river as there’s a large number of lovely buildings and sights directly located next to it.
2. Charles Bridge
Is it even imaginable to travel to Prague and not take a photo of its most famous bridge?
Of course not!
The architectural masterpiece was created in the 15th century and is more than 600 meters long. Connecting Prague Castle and the city’s Old Town area, it’s the main tourist route and always packed with people.
Therefore it’s strongly recommended to go there early in the morning to avoid all the crowds and have enough time to enjoy all the great photo opportunities.
3. John Lennon Wall
Another awesome photography spot you shouldn’t miss in Prague is the John Lennon Wall. Filled with the most colorful John-Lennon-inspired graffiti, this wall segment is a real eyecatcher.
Besides paintings, there are also quite a few pieces of lyrics from different Beatles’ songs on it. Located in an area not far from Charles Bridge, it’s easily reachable and therefore a must on everyone’s photo list!
4. Old Town Square
Old Town Square, ranking in the fourth place of my top 10 photo spots in Prague, is the most central place in the city and located between Wenceslas square (a great shopping area) and Charles Bridge.
Besides two of the most beautiful and well-known churches, you can also find the Old Town Hall with the astronomical clock in this area. In my opinion, it’s one of the coolest things about Old Town Prague.
Moreover, if you go there around Christmas time or for New Year’s Eve, you’ll be amazed by some of the best Christmas Markets in Europe and a wonderfully decorated Christmas tree right in the middle of the square.
5. Astronomical Clock
The Prague Astronomical Clock, or Prague Orloj, is the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still working. Every full hour when the skeleton on the right side of the clock rings the bell, there’s a small presentation of statues above the clock, all accompanied by a lovely sound.
The show is great to watch and the unique appearance of the clock makes it a really nice photo opportunity.
6. Nerudova Street
Being the main route up to the Prague Castle and located in the pretty area of Malá Strana, Nerudova Street is a picturesque and remarkable road to walk. You can find cozy restaurants, souvenir shops and gorgeous house facades on each side of the street.
Since it’s the most common way to get to the castle, it’s usually filled with hundreds of tourists. Make sure to be there early enough, otherwise, you won’t enjoy walking there at all!
With an area of more than 45 hectares, it’s one of the largest castle complexes in the world and therefore a paradise for every photography lover as it’s an endless labyrinth of historical palaces, churches, gardens, and other hidden gems.
Therefore it definitely deserves to be in the top 10 of the best photo spots in Prague!
8. Malá Strana
Malá Strana means “Lesser Quarter” in Czech and is the name of the charming neighborhood at the foot of Prague’s Castle Hill. Because of its gentle atmosphere and perfect location next to the Vltava river, it should definitely be worth a visit.
It’s not necessary to follow a specific itinerary in this place, because the best thing you can do is to just get lost and follow the narrow streets wherever they may lead you. Malá Strana is full of picturesque corners so you can find a great photo spot almost everywhere.
But what you shouldn’t miss is checking out the riverside in this area which offers an amazing view of Charles Bridge. If you’re lucky enough there will be some swans as well!
9. Letná Hill
Besides Prague Castle, there are other viewpoints you should consider visiting. One of them (and probably my favorite) is Letná Hill.
I liked the view up there even more than the one from Prague Castle. That’s mostly because you can see the river with its numerous bridges way better. Moreover, there’s a large and popular park that is perfect for taking extensive strolls.
10. Dancing House
Have you ever wondered why someone named this building “Dancing House”? If you take a look at it, you’ll see the resemblance between the house and figures of dancers.
That’s because the stone tower represents the famous dancer Fred Astaire and the glass tower his female partner Ginger Rogers. Dancing House is an exceptional piece of modern architecture and therefore one of the best things to see in Prague!
I’m certain you can find even more photogenic places in this wonderful city. Moreover, I’m curious: Have you been to Prague already and what photo spots would you add to the top 10 photo spots in Prague?