Top 8 Instagram Spots in Prague
Iconic architecture, red roofs, old-world charm, unique and eclectic cafés…we want to show you the top 8 Instagram spots in Prague.
The Czech capital is easily one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and it’s pretty popular on Instagram. Exploring this gothic city with a camera in tow comes with a lot of reward. Discover gorgeous settings, seemingly destined to be photography hot spots. Here’s a look at the top 8 Instagram spots in Prague we are sure you will find inspiring!
1. Lesser Town swans
Head to the waterfront on the west side of Charles Bridge and you will find a small park. This area is referred to as the Lesser Town side. Here you can view the beautiful river and watch the swans’ swimming along with the current. The swans are located just north of the bridge and are certainly a top Instagram spot in Prague. If you are lucky and the season is right, you will easily see hundreds gathered in the river at once. And for the best light, the time to visit and photograph here is right before sunset.
2. Prague’s Loreta
The Loreta catches the eye of only a few tourists, which makes it one of the top 8 Instagram spots in Prague. Standing for nearly 400 years, it has stood the test of time. With low houses, narrow streets and a picturesque empty park, you will find lots of spots to get the perfect shot. This remarkable Baroque pilgrimage complex includes the Santa Casa, enclosed by cloisters, the Church of the Nativity of Our Lord, and the steeple with its world-famous carillon. It is indeed a special place in Prague that charms tourists with its beauty.
3. Vrtba Garden
If you want magnificent views of Prague and Prague Castle, then head to Vrtba Garden. Baroque terraced gardens, neatly decorated flower arrangements and ivy-clad walls are incredibly alluring for that perfect Instagram backdrop. Entrance to the garden costs 100 Kč, but the small price is worth it for the beauty this park has to offer. With a top hill view of the city and a clean and calming garden around you, we are sure you will understand why we name this one of the top 8 Instagram spots in Prague.
4. Sidewalk near Charles Bridge (along Smetanovo nabrezi)
Looking for a spot to capture Charles Bridge and Prague castle in one shot? You’re in luck. Head down the path from the Charles Bridge, at the east riverside of the old town. You will be able to get a great shot any time of day, regardless of season or weather. When the city is cold and quiet, you can often capture beautiful reflections of Prague’s iconic landmarks on the water. Is it any wonder this is one of our top 8 Instagram spots in Prague?
5. Dancing House
For the architecture lovers, or those who just appreciate the weird and wacky, the Dancing House is a must see for the perfect Instagram shot. This building is an iconic piece of contemporary architecture, and was designed by Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry in 1992. What makes this structure stand out is the contrast of it’s curved and warped facade among a city of Baroque and Gothic architecture. We’re certain this incredible structure will amaze and thrill you!
6. Obecní dům (Municipal House)
As we have mentioned many times already, Prague is full of photogenic places. One of our favourite spots is the Obecní dům (Municipal House), located in the old town. While much of Prague houses Baroque and Gothic style architecture, the Municipal House is done in the Art Nouveau style, giving you a gorgeous back drop for your Instagram shots. Take a wander inside as its home to several restaurants, cafes, a concert hall, and more.
7. Letná Hill
For those who like getting those birds eye view shots, head to Letná Hill. This is one of the most popular spots in Prague to get a glimpse of the city from above, and is frequented by both tourists and locals. Letná Hill is home to lots of picturesque scenes, but the most noteworthy is the view of Prague and Charles Bridge. You can also see the famous Prague Metronome up close at Letná Hill, which is a bonus!
8. Vinohrady District
Vinohrady is an elegant residential area with breathtaking Neo-Renaissance, Art Nouveau, and Baroque architecture, and gorgeous green spaces. Meaning ‘Vineyards’ in Czech, the 14th century district is full of top Instagram spots in Prague.
Vinohrady is a sleek, hip, and international neighbourhood you can also wine and dine your way through, enjoying some of the best establishments in Prague. Every corner you turn can be the next perfect setting for your dream Instagram shot.
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Where to Stay
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Top 8 Instagram Spots in Prague
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