Amazing hidden gems hiding in Prague

Photo collage of Prague

Prague is one of the most popular cities in Europe for tourists. The city has a population of around 1.31 million, but throughout the year over 8 million people travel to this breathtaking city. With so many tourists clocking up the streets and popular attractions, it might be a good idea to find your own slice of paradise away from the hustle and bustle. So, if you’re looking to get away from the crowds or you’re returning to Prague and looking for more to explore, check out some of the city’s best-hidden gems down below!

Funicular Smichov

A red funicular in Prague

Concealed inside the Hotel Prague NH is, without doubt, Prague’s most hidden gem. This self-service funicular takes visitors from Lower Smíchov to Mrázovka Park in under two minutes. The journey in the bright red box is a scenic one with views overlooking the city of Prague. When you arrive at the top, you can admire the view from the hotel’s restaurant or take a relaxing stroll through the lovely park.


Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace

Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace in Prague

This hidden gem is hidden in plain sight. Millions of tourists walk straight past it each year. It’s positioned on the busiest street in Prague that connects Old Town Square to the Charles Bridge. From the outside, it doesn’t seem like much. However, as you venture up through its beautiful stairways, the palace starts to come alive. The dusty hardwood floors and the rough interior gives for a slightly eerie and exciting feel about the building. The magic happens when you witness with your own eyes the outstanding ceiling frescos that date back to the 1730s.

ENTRY FEE: Adult 60 CZK Student 30 CZK
METRO STOP: Karlovy lázně (2)(17)(18)(93)
OPENING HOURS: Tue – Sun 13:00 – 18:00

Franciscan Gardens

Franciscan Gardens in the city of Prague

This 14th-century park is hidden behind one of Prague’s busiest streets, out of sight from tourists. You must go on a mini-adventure to try and find this beautiful urban park, but the rewards are high. Inside, you will find plenty of benches to relax on while admiring the view of the Church of Our Lady of the Snows. There are also many great shops and restaurants in the area. Locals tend to get a takeaway and eat in the park when the sun is shining. Those who travel with a reusable water bottle can find a free water tap here.

TRAM STOP: Václavské náměstí (3)(5)(6)(9)(14)(91)(92)(94)(95)
OPENING HOURS: 15 Apr-14 Sep: 7-22. 15 Sep-14 Oct: 7-20. 15 Oct-14 Apr: 8-19


Dumpling from a restaurant in Czech

You won’t find this tiny dumpling restaurant in any guidebook. We were very lucky to stumble across it. Situated in the New Town, just a 10-minute walk from Wenceslas Square is this small and cozy dumpling restaurant. Anyone coming from the Old Town heading to Vysehrad should check this place out as it’s on the way. You can snap up 16 dumplings for just 85 CZK!

BUS STOP: Ve Smečkách (904)(907)(908)(910)
OPENING HOURS: Mon-Sun: 10:00 – 22:00

Bazaar CD

A retro CD shop in Prague

Searching for this secluded hidden gem is a joy to behold. To find this store you need to search the narrow, winding streets of the old town. When you do eventually stumble across it, you’ll be lost in a world of music and will feel as if you have stepped back in time.

BUS STOP: Mariánské náměstí (194)
OPENING HOURS: Mon-Sat: 11-19. Sunday: Closed

Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden

A pint of cider from a beer garden in Prague

This is the place to be when the sun is out in Prague. The beer garden has an upbeat personality with 8 different types of beer on tap. If that’s not enough, it also has a large projector screen, delicious cocktails, wine, grilled food, and enough space for around 1000 visitors.

BUS STOP: Na Smetance (135)
OPENING HOURS: Daily: 12:00-24:00.

If you would like to discover more of Prague’s hidden gems, you can do so by purchasing my independent hidden gems map and guide to Prague down below.

Hidden Gems Map and Guide: Prague

Our unique travel guide allows visitors to explore Prague’s best-hidden gems. Inside, you can find over 30 locations to eat, drink, and explore without the tourists, all wrapped up in our handy-sized booklet and treasure style map. SIZE: 21 x 9.9 cm. FINISH STYLE: Matte Finished. Standard Shipping Is Included In The Fee.



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