An Instagrammer’s guide to Prague

I recently visited Prague with my bestie Grace and I knew that this ‘city of spires’ would be pretty darn beautiful, but I didn’t realise just quite how Instagrammable it would be. Honestly, there was a photo opportunity around every single corner. From famous bridges to rooftop bars, here are the picture-perfect areas you need to tick off your Prague bucket list!

Charles Bridge

The most famous bridge in Prague is a must visit for any tourist. We managed to time it perfectly and the sun was setting just as we were strolling across. And it was one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen! However, if it’s amazing Instagram snaps of the bridge itself you are after, I would definitely recommend positioning yourself on the Mánes Bridge which is just a short walk down the river. That way you are able to admire the iconic silhouette of the bridge properly – beautiful arches and all.

A sunset snap from the Charles Bridge

Petřin Tower

A replica of the Eiffel Tower itself, this is the place to go for panoramic views across the whole city. The watch tower is located at the top of Petřin Hill – which is quite a steep hill that we decided to tackle on foot when we visited. If, however, you don’t fancy the sporting challenge, there is a more relaxed route via the funicular. My only word of warning is that it gets rather windy at the top (as does the real Eiffel Tower) so you may look a little windswept in any selfies. 

Views from Petrin Tower

Dancing House

This main tourist attraction is not only an architectural marvel, it’s a spot where it’s almost compulsory to get your pose on. I had a look at the geotags on Instagram before we visited to get some inspiration and there are some cracking snaps on there. Here are a few shots from when I punched, pushed and leant on the dancing house!

Astronomical Clock Tower

Crowds will gather on the hour every hour to see the magic of the astronomical clock as the apostles at the top rotate and the bell chimes, but the secret for great photos is to head up the clock tower itself. It costs the equivalent of a few pounds for entry and once at the top you are treated to incredible views across Old Town Square and an amazing gothic church called the Church of Our Lady Before Týn.

The view from the tower

Hotel U Prince

When we were up the Astronomical clock tower, we spotted this sun-drenched rooftop bar, so naturally we headed straight there afterwards for a bevvy in the sunlight. It’s part of the Hotel U Prince (which is also home to a highly rated, super-cool cocktail bar). This is the PERFECT spot to survey the gorgeous scenery and get a gram-worthy snap.

Rooftop posing at U Prince

Prague Castle

Prague Castle is the largest castle complex in the world – consisting of many different buildings. The most eye catching has to be Vitus Cathedral, which is one of the most beautiful buildings in Prague – the architecture is incredible! The pictures I took didn’t even need a filter as the details are just out of this world. I’d recommend visiting the castle on a weekday if possible as the attraction can get very busy during the weekend.

Outside of St Vitus Cathedral

John Lennon Wall

If your Instagram feed is seeking a pop of colour then this famous wall is the one for you. Being a big fan of John Lennon and the Beatles, I was very keen to visit the wall. It is a hub for tourists, so expect a little wait to get a space of clear wall for your picture, but it’s definitely worth holding out for.

I hope this provides a little insight into the beautiful city of Prague.

Happy snapping!

R x

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