Third Day: Museums, Off the Beaten Path, Shopping

You can spend your last day in different ways, depending on your interests. Here are some ideas:

Troja Chateau with Gallery• Visit a museum or gallery
Prague is home to many museums and galleries, which offer a varied selection of permanent and short-term exhibitions. You can learn about traditional folk culture of Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia in the Ethnographic Museum; visit the Antonín Dvořák Museum with exhibits of the famous composer's personal objects, letters, and photos; admire the large collection of artefacts collected in Australia, Oceania, and the Americas by Czech philanthropist Vojta Náprstek that are on display in the Náprstek Museum; see a collection of Czech Cubist furniture and other objects at the Cubist House of the Black Madonna; admire the paintings of the Czech Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha in the Mucha Museum, to mention a few ideas.

Vyšehrad Basilica• Walk around Vyšehrad
Get off the tourist path and walk around the Vyšehrad Fort. Many locals consider this ancient area magical. According to legend, this was the site of the first settlement before Prague was ever founded, and from where queen Libuše made her prophecies at a castle that used to stand here. You can reach Vyšehrad easily by taking the red line of the metro to Vyšehrad station and taking a short walk to the Tábor Gate. Once within the gates, you can see Rotunda of St. Martin from the 11th century (one of the three remaining preserved Romanesque rotundas in Prague), admire the beautiful Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, visit the neighboring cemetery that is the last resting place of many important Czech personalities, and enjoy a beautiful view of Prague from the cliff above the Vltava River.

• Take a guided tour off the beaten path
Besides typical sightseeing tours that are offered by many tour companies, you can book a special-interest guided tour of Prague. Some of them can be quite interesting. There are tours of lesser known Prague districts such as Karlín, culinary tours that introduce you to the local food scene, ghost & legend tours, in-depth tours of individual monuments such as the National Theatre, etc.

• Visit Petřín Hill
Take the funicular or walk up to the top of Petřín Hill where you can climb the Petřín view tower, visit the mirror maze and the Štefánik Observatory, and have a nice stroll through the rose garden. Read more about the area on our Petřín Hill page.

Jiřího z Poděbrad Square• Stroll around Prague parks and gardens
Escape the crowds and enjoy some of Prague's parks and gardens.

• Explore Vinohrady
Explore the residential Vinohrady district, known for its Art Nouveau and Neo-Renaissance architecture. This is actually a nice district to stay in if you don't mind taking a short ride on public transport to get downtown. There are enough small hotels and many good restaurants and cafés in Vinohrady, and the district is much quieter than the downtown areas.

• Shop for souvenirs
Spend some time souvenir shopping.

• Get out of town
If you only have three days in the Czech Republic and don't plan to come back, consider taking a day trip from Prague.

• Take a cooking class
Learn to cook a Czech meal in a cooking class. We work with the Chefparade cooking school, which is quite popular in Prague, but you can choose from others.

• Play an escape game
Visit one of the many escape rooms in Prague to have fun with your fellow travelers.