Digging For Hidden Gems in Prague

Digging For Hidden Gems in Prague

Prague is one of the most popular cities in Europe for tourists. The city has a population of around 1.31 million, but over 8 million people travel to this breathtaking city every year.

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 returning to Prague and looking for more to explore, check out the city’s best-hidden gems below!

Funicular Smichov

A red funicular in Prague

Concealed inside The Prague Hotel 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 scenic journey in the bright red box has 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 rough interior give a slightly eerie and exciting feel.

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 the 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’ll find plenty of benches to relax on so you can admire 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 out.

Those who travel with a reusable water bottle (which I highly recommend) 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 lucky to stumble across it.

This cosy dumpling restaurant is only a 10-minute walk from Wenceslas Square. Anyone coming from the Old Town and 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 the store, you need to explore the narrow, winding streets of the old town. And when you eventually stumble across it, you’ll be lost in a world of music and 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.

Go Digging For Hidden Gems in Prague

Prague should be on everyone’s bucket list. If it’s not already on yours, put it at the top of your list and start planning a trip here!


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