Last updated on October 23rd, 2023 at 09:54 am

There’s no doubt that Prague is one of the prettiest capital cities in Europe and in this guide you’ll find out where to catch the best views in Prague.

Addressed to photography enthusiasts and helpless romantic souls alike, this guide to the best views in Prague is enriched with several other must-visit Prague photo spots where you can shoot the most gorgeous Prague photos.

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15 Best Views in Prague

1. Lesser Town Bridge Towers

The Charles Bridge Towers in the Lesser Town offer spectacular views of Charles Bridge and the Old Town.

Dating back to the 15th century, the higher Bridge Tower is connected to the 12th-century lower Tower – also called Judith Tower – by a gate and a viewing gallery. The latter is built 26 metres above the ground and it’s accessible through the higher Tower. The gallery is the best viewpoint for photos of people walking on Charles Bridge.

Apart from the viewing gallery, you can climb to the top of the higher Tower and get rewarded with 360 views of the city. Charles Bridge, the Vltava River, the Old Town, Petrin Hill, and Prague Castle, you can see everything from up there. There is no access to the lower Tower.

For more information about admission fees and timetables, click here.
Entrance to the Lesser Town Bridge Towers is free with the Prague Visitor Pass.

This image shows the view of Charles Bridge and the Old Town from the Lesser Town Bridge Tower, one of the best views in Prague.
Enjoy some of the best views in Prague from the Lesser Town Bridge Towers

2. Old Town Bridge Tower

On the other side of Charles Bridge, the Old Town Bridge Tower offers stunning views of Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. It was built in the 14th century, the same time as Charles Bridge, as a victory arch for the Kings. You must climb 138 steps to reach the observation gallery and take in the jaw-dropping views.

For more information about admission fees and timetables, click here.
Entrance to the Old Town Bridge Tower is free with the Prague Visitor Pass.

This image show the view of Charles Bridge and Prague Castle from the viewing gallery of the Old Town Bridge Tower, one of the best views in Prague.
Gorgeous views of Charles Bridge and Prague Castle from the Old Town Bridge Tower

3. Prague Castle

Built on a hill overlooking the Vltava River and the Old Town, Prague Castle is a massive castle complex, similar to Buda Castle in Budapest. Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world and the main attraction in Prague. On your way to Prague Castle, don’t miss the stunning views from the stairs leading to the castle.

However, when you arrive at the castle, there aren’t any views as they’re blocked by the surrounding buildings within the castle complex. If you want to enjoy views from a higher point inside the castle, you have to buy a separate ticket and climb to the top of St Vitus Cathedral.

For more information about admission fees and timetables, click here.
Entrance to Prague Castle is free with the Prague Visitor Pass
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Alternatively, join a small-group tour of Prague Castle.

This image shows the panoramic view of the city while leaving Prague Castle.
The Prague views you get on your way down from Prague Castle

4. Petrin Lookout Tower

Situated at the top of Petrin Hill, the Petrin Lookout Tower was built in the 19th century for the World’s Jubilee Exhibition. Its steel framework resembles the Eiffel Tower and you must climb 299 steps to get to the top for some of the best views in Prague. If you want to save some energy, you can buy a separate ticket for the lift that leads to the viewing gallery.

This image shows the interior of the observatory deck of the Petrin Lookout Tower.
From the inside of the Petrin Lookout Tower looking out

One of the best tourist attractions in Prague, the Petrin Lookout Tower is very close to the funicular stop on the hill. You can take the funicular from the Ujezd station in the Lesser Town (Mala Strana). After visiting the Petrin Lookout Tower, you can walk down the hill and enjoy the view of the city from the countless winding paths that lead back to downtown Prague.

For more information about admission fees and timetables, click here.
Entrance to the Petrin Tower, use of the lift and the funicular tickets are free with the Prague Visitor Pass.

This image shows the panoramic view of the city from the Petrin Lookout Tower, one of the best views in prague
Spectacular views of Prague from the Petrin Lookout Tower

5. Letna Park

Known for its spectacular views and amazing beer garden, Letna Park is a huge park in the northern part of the city. Although you would expect great views from everywhere since it’s a large park on a high plateau overlooking the city, the breathtaking views are from the west side of the park.

Very close to the Metronome, the largest functional Metronome in the world, you will find the best viewpoint with spectacular views of the Vltava River and the bridges of Prague. On the other side of the park, you will find a gorgeous beer garden with views of the city centre.

This image shows a panoramic view of Vltava River and the bridges from Letna Park in the blue hour.
Beautiful Prague, clad in the colours of the blue hour, as seen from Letna Park

6. Old Town Hall Tower

Hands down the most iconic landmark in Prague, the Old Town Hall is famous for its Astronomical Clock. However, the view of the Old Town Square and the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn from the Tower’s gallery, which is built 42 metres above the ground, is equally astonishing.

You must pay for a ticket to visit the Old Town Hall Tower. The same ticket will grant you access to the building’s medieval underground, the historical halls, and the Old Town Hall’s chapel. There is a lift to reach the top of the Tower and it’s included in the ticket price.

For more information about admission fees and timetables, click here.
Entrance to the Old Town Hall is free with the Prague Visitor Pass.

Alternatively, purchase your Old Town Hall tickets here.

This image shows the panoramic view of the church of our Lady before Tyn from the Old Town Hall, one of the best views in Prague.
Chasing the shadow of the Old Town Hall Tower

7. Terasa U Prince

If you’re looking for a rooftop with stunning Prague views to enjoy your coffee or drink, Terasa U Prince is the right place for you. The small rooftop has a little viewing corner that offers gorgeous views of the Old Town Hall and the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn. It’s better to visit in the morning to avoid the crowds. You might need a reservation for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

This image shows the view of the Old Town Hall and the Church of our Lady before Tyn from Terasa U Prince.
A coffee, drink or snack with a view

8. Powder Gate Tower

Built in the 15th century, the Powder Gate Tower connects the Old Town to the New Town. It marks the entrance to the Royal Path that leads to Prague Castle.

The observation gallery is situated 44 metres over the ground and you can access it through 186 stone steps. The views don’t include any iconic landmarks in the foreground. That said, it’s a beautiful spot to photograph the city’s amazing architecture.

For more information about admission fees and timetables, click here.
Entrance to the Powder Gate Tower is free with the Prague Visitor Pass.

Alternatively, buy your Powder Gate Tower tickets here.

This image shows the panoramic view of the city from the viewing gallery of the Powder Gate Tower where you can catch some of the best views in Prague.
From the top of the Powder Gate Tower, you can appreciate the beauty of Prague’s architecture

9. Zizkov Television Tower

Built between 1985 and 1992, the Zizkov Television Tower is the most love-or-hate structure in Prague. Unlike the Jested TV Tower in Liberec, the Zizkov Television Tower is listed among the ugliest buildings in the world. However, the addition of David Cerny’s Crawling Babies improved the tower’s reputation.

This image shows the view of the city from the Zizkov TV Tower.
View of Prague from the Zizkov TV Tower

The Tower’s observation deck stands 93 metres high and offers panoramic views of the city. However, if you’re there to take photos, keep in mind that the observation deck is enclosed with glass. Therefore, you should expect some reflections. You can reduce those reflections by using a polarising filter.

For more information about admission fees and timetables click here.
Entrance to the Zizkov Television Tower is free with the Prague Visitor Pass.

Alternatively, purchase your Zizkov Television Tower tickets here.

This image shows the interior of the observatory deck in the Zizkov TV Tower. Maria stands near the glass and enjoys the view.
Playing with the sun and snapping a photo inside the Zizkov TV Tower is equally impressive

10. Riegrovy Sady

Located near Prague’s main train station, Riegrovy Sady is another large park with gardens that used to be vineyards. The unique views that Riegrovy Sady offers make it stand out in the list of our favourite photography spots in Prague.

Find the grassy slope next to the restaurant in the heart of the park to enjoy the most memorable view of Prague Castle. Bring a blanket for an amazing sunset picnic and a telephoto lens for the best picture of Prague Castle.

This image shows Prague Castle from Riegrovy Sady. In the foreground, people are sitting on the benches of the park. This is hands down one of the best views in Prague.
Prague Castle, perfectly framed; a postcard to remember your trip by

11. Charles Bridge

Walking on Charles Bridge is one of the top things to do in Prague. Not only for the bridge’s history and unique architecture but also for the stunning views of the city it offers. Take some fantastic pictures of Prague Castle and the Vltava River with the Gothic statues of Charles Bridge in the foreground.

This image shows the view of Prague Castle from the Charles Bridge.
Take in the breathtaking views of Prague as you walk along the stunning Charles Bridge

12. Klub Lavka Restaurant

Probably the most easily accessible viewpoint in Prague, the terrace of Klub Lavka Restaurant offers stunning views of Charles Bridge. It’s the best choice for a quick lunch break paired with a glass of Czech beer.

This image shows the view of Charles Bridge and Prague Castle from the Klub Lavka Restaurant.
A glass of Czech beer – or two- with a view

13. Prague Venice Boat

Undoubtedly, a boat ride is a safe option for spectacular views. Take the 45-minute Prague Venice Boat trip and cruise on board a retro wooden boat, as it passes multiple times under Charles Bridge while enjoying free refreshments and listening to fascinating facts and stories on the audio guide.

For more information about ticket prices and timetables, click here.
The Prague Venice Boat trip is free with the Prague Visitor Pass.

Alternatively, book your historical boat tour here.

This image shows the entrance to the Devil's Canal. The photo is taken from on board the Venice boat.
You can reach the famed Devil’s Canal by the Prague Venice Boat

14. Naplavka

Naplavka, which means riverbank in Czech, is the best place for a relaxing stroll any time of the year. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to hang out with the beautiful swans that swim around the boat bars. Take a marvellous walk along the banks of the Vltava River between Palacky Bridge and the Railway Bridge to shoot fantastic photos of Prague’s splendid riverside architecture.

This image shows swans swimming near the Naplavka.
Naplavka is a favourite hang-out for swans and pigeons

The two banks of the Vltava River are connected by ferries. A short ferry ride is an excellent way to enjoy more views of the banks. Every Saturday, a farmer’s market selling local fruit, vegetables and homemade products is held in Naplavka.

This image shows the panoramic view of Naplavka from the Railway bridge.
A panoramic view of Naplavka

15. Vysehrad

Often overlooked by tourists, Vysehrad is the ideal place for a calming walk away from the crowds. It’s located in the south of Prague near Naplavka and it’s said that the first settlement in Prague was established there in the 10th century.

Among the highlights that are worth seeing in Vysehrad are the stunning Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and the Vysehrad Cemetery. Wander around the paths of the park and take in beautiful panoramic views of the city.

Consider visiting Vysehrad on a guided tour.

This image shows the sunset view from Vysehrad, one of the best views in Prague. In the foreground, we can see the railway bridge while a boat cruises along the Vltava River. In the background, Prague Castel and Petrin Hill.
Sunset views from Vysehrad, one of the best viewpoints in Prague

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Other Prague Photo Spots Not To Miss

1. Astronomical Clock

One of Prague’s highlights, the Astronomical Clock is the oldest clock in operation in the world. Adorning the southern wall of the Old Town Hall Tower, the Astronomical Clock is visible from the street.

The most interesting about this Astronomical Clock is that every hour you can watch the Walk of the Apostles. The show lasts for about one minute and the best spot to watch it is from the street in front of the clock. You just have to be there on time.

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This image shows the astronomical clock.
Prague’s Astronomical Clock is always a favourite among photographers

2. Golden Lane

While visiting Prague Castle, take a walk along Golden Lane, a quaint cobblestone street with little colourful houses. Built in the 16th century, the houses were initially inhabited by the guards of the Castle and later by goldsmiths and artists like Franz Kafka. You need to buy the Prague Castle circuit ticket to enter Golden Lane.

For more information about admission fees and timetables click here.
Entrance to Golden Lane is free with the Prague Visitor Pass.

Alternatively, you can visit Golden Lane on a guided tour of Prague Castle.

This image shows the Golden Lane. It's a cobbled street with colourful buildings on the left side.
Colour, shadows and endless charm. What’s not to like?

3. Wenceslas Square

The main square of Prague, Wenceslas Square, has always been the place where important historical events happened. In the past, it was a horse market with a lake in the middle of the square. Nowadays, it’s a pedestrianised boulevard dominated by the imposing building of the National Museum on one end.

Mingle with the crowds and take beautiful shots of the National Museum or stand at the National Museum’s terrace and photograph the uncommon Wenceslas Square.

This image shows the neoclassical National Museum at the top of Wenceslas Square.
Wenceslas Square stands out among the most iconic Prague photo spots

4. Dancing House

Inspired by the Holywood pair of dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, the Dancing House was constructed in 1996 on the western embankment of the Vltava River. The building comprises a glass tower and a concrete tower that represent Ginger and Fred respectively. There is also a rooftop viewing terrace in the building if you want to enjoy panoramic views of the city.

For spectacular views of Prague from the top of the Dancing House, buy your tickets here.

This image shows the Dancing House.
Ginger and Fred have always been photogenic

5. Wallenstein Garden

Wander around the photogenic Wallenstein Garden, which is the garden of the Wallenstein Palace that now houses the Czech Senate. Situated near the Malostranska metro and tram stations, the garden is divided into two parts. In the first one, you can walk through a large garden hall and see an artificial cave with stalactites while in the other part, you can walk around a pond.

This image shows the artificial pond with its fountain in the middle at the Wallenstein Garden. Prague Castle is in the background.
A game of reflections

6. Kampa Park

Kampa Park is located on Kampa Island, which is separated from the Lesser Town (Mala Strana) by an artificial canal. In the park, you will find the same babies you saw crawling on the Zizkov Television Tower. The difference is that you will meet them in person this time.

A few steps from the babies, a cheerful group of yellow penguins line up along the river. On your way to Charles Bridge from Kampa Park, stand on the small bridge to see an Old Water Mill on the quaint canal next to the small statue of a Gremlin.

This image shows three enormous baby statues at Kampa Park.
A quirky subject to photograph for sure

7. Lennon Wall

Lennon Wall is a famous wall with graffiti in the Lesser Town (Mala Strana). The wall is part of the Maltese Gardens. It started to fill up with Beatles-related graffiti after John Lennon’s death. Nowadays, most of the wall’s graffiti is strongly connected to global political changes. It’s the perfect spot for a portrait against the wall.

This image shows the Lennon Wall with its colourful graffiti. There is a woman leaning against the wall posing for a photo.
The most colourful corner in Prague

8. Head of Franz Kafka

The impressive Kafka’s Head is another sculpture by the talented David Cerny. It’s a moving statue of the famous writer that consists of 42 rotating layers. The head starts rotating every hour for about fifteen minutes. Grab your camera and set it up for a timelapse before the show starts.

This image shows the rotating Kafka Head.
This gentleman awaits your photos and timelapses

9. Spanish Synagogue

Built in the Moorish Revival style, the Spanish Synagogue is famous for its interior design, which is inspired by Arabic architecture. It was constructed in 1868 and it’s located in the Jewish Quarter. The Spanish Synagogue is part of the Jewish Museum.

You can find more information about the opening hours and admission fees here.
Entrance to the Spanish Synagogue is free with the Prague Visitor Pass.

Alternatively, you can explore the Jewish Museum on a guided tour.

This image shows the interior of the Spanish Synagogue. The photo is taken from the upper floor.
Interior architecture photography at its best

10. Hanging Umbrella Man

Hanging over the intersection of Odboru and Na Zborenci streets, the sculpture of a man with an umbrella is one of the quirkiest statues in Prague. The statue’s name is Slight Uncertainty and it’s a work by the Czech sculptor Michal Trpak. A little bit further, on Na Zborenci Street, there is another hanging statue, this time of a woman with an umbrella.

This image shows the hunging umbrella man statue.
Look up!

So, which of these amazing Prague photo spots would you be more eager to visit, catch the best views in Prague and snap the most memorable Prague photos? Let us know in the comments!

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WORDS & IMAGES: Katerina
EDITING: Maria

Disclosure: As press, we got two complimentary Prague Visitor Passes from Prague City Tourism. Under no circumstances does this affect our opinions about the places we visit and the experiences we try. Rest assured that you will find nothing but honest reviews throughout our content.

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