Four Prague Towers – Where to See the City’s Incredible Skyline
Prague is a city steeped in history and culture, and one of the best ways to experience it all is by climbing one of its many towers. The city’s skyline is dotted with these towering ancient structures, each offering unique views of the city below. You should climb these four towers to see the city’s skyline in all its glory.
1 Prague Castle Tower
The Prague Castle Tower is the tallest in the world’s largest castle complex and offers stunning views of the city. Built in the 14th century, this tower is a true architectural marvel. Visitors can climb to the top of the tower by taking 280 steps on the narrow, winding staircase. The panoramic views of the city from above will never fail to disappoint you! The castle complex is also home to several other historical buildings, including the St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, and the Golden Lane.
2 Old Town Hall Tower
The Old Town Hall Tower is located in the heart of the Old Town and is another popular tourist spot. The tower dates back to the 14th century and offers beautiful views of Old Town Square and the surrounding area. Visitors can also take a guided tour of the tower and learn about the history and architecture of the building. The Old Town Hall is also home to some museums, including the Museum of Prague and the Museum of Czech Music. Before you climb, stand in the middle of the Old Town Square and admire the Ancient Astronomical Clock attached to the tower. This is a popular landmark, so I advise you to buy a ticket in advance.
3 The Lesser Town Bridge Tower
The Lesser Town Bridge Tower is part of the Charles Bridge. This Gothic tower is replete with statues of saints and serves as the entrance to the bridge. Visitors can climb to the top of the building for panoramic views of the city, including the Vltava River, the foot traffic on Charles Bridge, and a part of the Old Town.
4 The Powder Tower
The Powder Tower, built in the 15th century, was initially used as a gate for the royal palace, and it was later used as gunpowder storage, where it gets its name. The tower is a mix of Gothic and Renaissance styles and features intricate details such as crenellations and decorative spires. Visitors can see a small exhibit on the tower’s history and the city. I was here at sunset, and it was marvelous! The 360-degree views here are to die for! You could see the endless spires that Prague is known for.
Climbing to the top of these towers, I concluded that Prague is absolutely what Europe you have in mind. You don’t need to go to other European countries because everything you know about the continent is already here!
Where to Stay in Prague
Look no further – stay at RoadHouse Prague, especially when you are staying for 2 days/1 night only. It’s in downtown Prague, and you can walk to the Old Town Square and Charles Bridge. Famous landmarks like the St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle, and Strahov Monastery Library are less than 2 kilometers on foot. You can book it via Booking, HostelWorld, and Expedia.