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Prague Off the Beaten Path

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Have you already seen all the iconic places and want to see some more? Or are you just tired of the tourist crowds and want to find some peace and quiet? No problem, let's explore!

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  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Like a Local

10 Places

4 City Tips

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10 Places

Vysehrad National Cultural Monument

Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Lookouts

Slavonic monastery emauzy

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Pavilon Grebovka

Restaurants

Novy Svet

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Bertramka Museum

History Museums

Vinohradsky Hrbitovy

Cemeteries, Historic Sites

Prague Botanical Garden

Gardens

Henry's Bell Tower

Architectural Buildings

Letohradek Hvezda (Star Villa)

Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Podskali Custom House at Vyton

Speciality Museums

Zuzana M's City Tips

  • Off the beaten path means relying on your feet and the public transportation system. So buy the 24H ticket and get some sensible shoes!
  • Take it easy, blend in with locals and grab a beer!
  • Try the reasonably priced daily menus.
  • Be aware that Czech cusine is rather heavy and greasy, so the diet may have to go on hold for a while...
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    Vysehrad National Cultural Monument
    Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Lookouts
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    Zuzana M Says:

    Vysehrad, the Castle on the heights, is surrounded by a gorgeous park and historical cemetery. It offers a magnificent view over Prague and is a truly peaceful place.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Recommended as a daytime trip. A night trip is also magnificent and very romantic, but you could easily get lost in the park.
    • To get there, take red metro line (C) to Vysehrad station and then follow the signs "K Rotunde." Or hike here from the tram stop "Vyton."
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 898 things to do in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good views of the city 03/12/2016
    • Hidden fortress to see 03/12/2016
    • Vysehrad National Cultural Monument
    Address:
    V pevnosti 16/2
    Prague 128 00
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 241 410 348
    Other:
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    Slavonic monastery emauzy
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    Zuzana M Says:

    This hidden gem in the city center is a unique monastery of the Church of Our Lady - one of Prague's most valuable Gothic relics. It has a very interesting structure and unusual shape of towers. The name "Emauzy" is believed to originate either from the gospel, in which Jesus met with his disciples near the village Emmaus, or from Emmahaus, the house of Czech Queen Ema nearby.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • History Buff
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • To get there, head towards the Palackeho namesti (where you can also marvel at the roses in the park) and follow the famous towers of the monastery.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #254 of 898 things to do in Prague
    • Beautiful hidden frescoes - gem in Prague! 04/11/2016
    • One of the most interesting buildings in Prague! 30/06/2016
    • Slavonic monastery emauzy
    Address:
    Vysehradska 49
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    Other:
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    Pavilon Grebovka
    Restaurants (European, Czech, Cafe)
    Zuzana M Says:

    There is a restaurant hidden in this gorgeous place. Whether you dine at the restaurant is up to you, but either way, do not miss the surroundings! This huge park featuring a vineyard from the 14th century, a wooden gazebo (famous for open air weddings), Villa Groebe and artificial cave with a fountain will blow your mind and change your opinion about Prague. Definitely well worth the visit!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • To get there, go to tram stop Jana Masaryka (tram no.4), then follow the streets Francouzska, Machova and finally Rybalkova, to the park entrance.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2,516 of 4,037 restaurants in Prague
    • Always pleasant 19/10/2016
    • Blanked by staff 01/10/2016
    • Pavilon Grebovka
    Address:
    Havlickovy Sady, 2188
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 725 000 334
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Novy Svet
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    Zuzana M Says:

    Northwest of the famous Prague castle lies Novy Svet (the New World), which will — contrary to what you would expect from the name — take you back to the 14th century. Back then it was just a suburb of the Prague castle area. Now it is a well preserved corner of the city, with narrow streets and tiny houses well-worth exploring.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • GPS coordinates: 50°5'27.96"N, 14°23'21.84"E.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #136 of 898 things to do in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely Walk 16/10/2016
    • Nice little street behind Prague castle 06/10/2016
    • Novy Svet
    Other:
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    Bertramka Museum
    History Museums
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    Zuzana M Says:

    Villa Bertramka, built in the 17th century and named after its third owner, Frantisek from Bertram, is interesting for its charm, if nothing else. In addition, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart finished the Don Giovanni opera while he was a guest here, so why not go and see with your own eyes what inspired him?

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Open daily from 10am to 6pm.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #706 of 898 things to do in Prague
    • Museum needs attention 22/09/2016
    • GO TO THE OPERA INSTEAD. 17/01/2016
    • Bertramka Museum
    Address:
    U Mrazovky, 169/2
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 257 318 461
    Other:
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    Vinohradsky Hrbitovy
    Cemeteries, Historic Sites
    Zuzana M Says:

    You might ask, what is so special about this cemetery? Huge and peaceful, featuring the chapel of St. Wenceslaw at its heart, this cemetery was founded in 1885 as a place of eternal rest for the rich and famous. Here, you can visit the graves of politicians, writers, artists and actors - including Vaclav Havel, the famous post-revolutionary president, among others. With around 16,000 graves and 900 tombs to explore, you're bound to stumble across something interesting.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Opening hours: daily 8am - 5pm.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #294 of 898 things to do in Prague
    • Beautiful place of solitude 12/04/2016
    • Visit president Havel grave 12/10/2015
    • Vinohradsky Hrbitovy
    Address:
    Vinohradska
    Prague 3
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    Other:
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    Prague Botanical Garden
    Gardens
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    Zuzana M Says:

    These impressive gardens include an awesome park, a chapel surrounded by a historical vineyard, a Japanese garden and a tropical green house - among other green gems.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • To get there take the bus No. 112 from metro station "Nadrazi Holesovice" till the stop "ZOO" or the stop "Botanicka zahrada Troja," and then follow the signs.
    • Family tickets are available.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #84 of 898 things to do in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A highlight of the trip 27/11/2016
    • Family time 04/10/2016
    • Prague Botanical Garden
    Address:
    Trojska 800/196
    Prague 171 00
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 234 148 111
    Price range:
    US$3 - US$3
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Henry's Bell Tower
    Architectural Buildings
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    Zuzana M Says:

    Henry´s Bell Tower, or Jindrisska Vez, is a Gothic tower that was built in the 14th century, beside the Church of St. Henry and Cunigunde. It is 67.7 meters high, the highest separate belfry in Prague.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Opening hours: daily 9am - 6pm.
    • Visit the main post office nearby (the biggest in Prague) and marvel at the interior of the main hall.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #127 of 898 things to do in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Anniversary dinner 28/11/2016
    • Great architecture 10/11/2016
    • Henry's Bell Tower
    Address:
    Jindrishska 15
    Prague 110 00
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 224 232 429
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 19:00
    Other:
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    Letohradek Hvezda (Star Villa)
    Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    Zuzana M Says:

    This charming summer hunting palace in the shape of a 6-angle star (Hvezda) was built in 1555 in the renaissance style, and is situated in a park surrounded by protective historic walls. Featuring 4 floors - each representing one of the four elements (fire, air, water and earth) - this interesting hexagonal building is today a home to the Museum of Czech Literature.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • To get there, go to tram and bus stop "Obora Hvezda."
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #265 of 898 things to do in Prague
    • Very beautiful park 05/11/2016
    • A real gem 29/10/2016
    • Letohradek Hvezda (Star Villa)
    Address:
    Obora Hvezda, 86A
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 220 612 230
    Other:
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    Podskali Custom House at Vyton
    Speciality Museums
    Zuzana M Says:

    The former customs house was built in the Gothic style around the turn of the 17th century, and represents one of the few authentic remains of the old fishing village, Podskali. Nowadays it serves as a restaurant and a museum showcasing the former way of life found in this area.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Nearby there is a railway bridge that is accessible to pedestrians - a good place for some "old style" photos with great views.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #526 of 898 things to do in Prague
    • Pěkná expozice místní historie 02/11/2016
    • Старая таможня в Подскали 17/05/2016
    • Podskali Custom House at Vyton
    Address:
    Rasinovo Nabrezi, 412/30
    Prague 128 00
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 224 919 833
    Other:
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