Three Can’t Miss Views of Prague

So you’ve decided to study abroad in Prague, and you’ve heard about how beautiful the city is, but where are the best spots to take it all in? Where can you see the city in all of its red and gold glory? Here are three places that will give you a different perspective on the city; perfect for a romantic view with that special someone, a great photo opportunity, or just a spot to quietly enjoy the city’s beauty:

Prague Castle Gardens:

Prague Castle has been the seat of Czech kings and presidents for centuries, and its unique profile is what gives Prague its distinctive, fairy-tale like skyline. May tourist routes end at the Castle, but it can actually serve as an excellent place to start your exploration of Prague. With the Castle at your back, you can take in the entirety of the Lesser and Old Towns, with the rest of the city rolling up from the Vltava River.

Petřín Hill:

Walk up the hill from Újezd past the statue of Karel Hynek Mácha, the patron poet of Czech lovers. Or, take the funicular to the mid-station on the hill called Nebozízek. There, you can enjoy a meal while gazing at one of the best panoramas in the city stretching from the Castle all the way to Vyšehrad. It’s a popular spot for weddings, and you can see why, as it’s hard to imagine a more romantic view.  


Legend has it that this is where Prague was founded. This fortress was originally built in the 10th century and deserves to be savored on its own, but its ramparts offer some of the best views not only of Prague Castle and the New Town, but also the quaint quarter of Podolí and the Vltava River basin south of the city.

Besides these three exceptional sites, if you study at the University of New York in Prague this year, you'll also have exclusive access to a roof-top terrace where you'll be able to see Prague Castle, the TV tower, and many of Prague's famed 1,000 spires. 













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