Second Day: Prague Castle Area, Lesser Town

You can start your day with a visit to the Prague Castle area (Hradčany) where you can spend up to four hours. From there you can continue to Lesser Town (Malá Strana). To get to the Prague Castle area, we suggest you take tram 22 to Pohořelec. This will put you above the castle and you will end up walking downhill to the Lesser Town area. If you're coming from the center of Prague (uphill by tram), get off the tram at Pohořelec, cross the street and walk to your left, which is the direction to Loreto, Strahov Monastery and the Prague Castle.

Strahov Monastery
Strahov Monastery and the Prague Loreto

Start your tour at the Strahov Monastery with its beautiful Convent and Library (read more on our blog). An enjoyable route to follow after visiting Strahov is to enter the castle area by walking down Loretánská to Hradčanské náměstí (Castle Square). You can stop at the Prague Loreto along the way.

Prague Castle

You will not find one single castle on the hill, but a series of buildings, a few churches and hundreds of years of history. Before walking through the castle entrance, walk to your right for a beautiful view overlooking Prague. For more details on the Prague Castle and the sights, see our Prague Castle page.

Lesser Town

After exploring the castle area, walk through the castle gardens or take the historic Nerudova Street down to Malostranské náměstí, the heart of Lesser Town. From Malostranské náměstí, it's only a short walk down Karmelitská Street to the Church of Our Lady of Victory (Karmelitská 9) where the world-famous Infant Jesus of Prague is kept. Following Mostecká Street for a few minutes will take you right to Charles Bridge and the quaint Kampa Island.

Kampa Island

Spend some time on Kampa Island, which is just off of Charles Bridge. Walk through the park and enjoy the view of the bridge and across the river. Getting on a boat on the small Čertovka Stream (Devil's Channel) is a special experience and will make you feel a little bit like you're in Venice. :)