Prague, the city of a hundred spires, is the capital of the Czech Republic. It is one of the most visited cities in all of Europe. It’s beautiful old-world feel along with its thriving wine industry make Prague one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Talk about its spectacular views, charming cobblestone streets and buildings that look like from the pages of a fairy tale, they all make a delightful concoction for romance. No wonder this city is a hot favourite of among honeymooners! So if you are planning a romantic trip with your partner, and intend to bond for life, here are the best romantic places in Prague, Czech Republic, that should be on your bucket list.
1. Petřín Park
Petrin Park is one of the most romantic spots in Prague. The gardens span over Petrin Hill, the highest point of which is at an elevation of 320 meters (1049.8 feet) above sea level. At the top of the hill lies the Rosarium or the rose garden. This beautiful garden even has a central pond and statues to complete the look. Petrin Park is the kind of place fairytales are born! Petrin park has plenty of other attractions like the mirror maze or the planetarium that can keep you entertained.
Address: Petřínské sady 417/5, 118 00 Praha 1, Czechia
Website: Petřín Park
Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)
2. The Estates Theatre
A place that oozes style and class, The Estates Theatre is an extremely romantic option. The theatre hosts a variety of ballet, theatre and opera performances. It is one of the oldest European Theatres and as such, has a beautiful façade and sumptuous interiors. You can simply take a tour through the grand building and enjoy the architectural brilliance together. Or you can simply catch one of the many shows that are regularly happening here.
The Estates Theatre
Address: Železná, 110 00 Josefov, Czechia
Website: The Estates Theatre
3. Malá Strana
Nestled between Hradcany and the mighty Vltava River, this is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Prague. Elegant palaces, beautiful gardens, and cobbled streets make this an enticing and romantic place. The star attractions of this neighbourhood are Kampa Museum and St. Nicolas Church. If time permits, climb up the lookout tower perched on Petrin hill to enjoy mesmerizing views of the city! Enjoy a gleeful time with your partner.
Address: Malá Strana, Czech Republic
Opening hours (if any): 24 hours (daily)
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4. Břevnov Monastery
Benedictine Arch-Abbey of St. Adalbert and St. Margaret is one of the oldest male monasteries in Europe. It is steeped in history, dating back to the middle ages and the early rise of Christianity. Beyond this, the monastery and its grounds are beautiful. The sense of peace and tranquillity here makes it the perfect place to spend some quality time with a special someone. The monastery even runs a restaurant and a hotel, so you can plan a stay over too.
Address: Markétská 1/28, 169 00 Prague 6, Czechia
Website: Břevnov Monastery
Opening hours: Sat: 10am; 2pm; 4pm; Sun: 11am; 2pm; 4pm; Mon - Fri: 10am - 4pm (for pre-announced groups)
Price: USD 6
5. Vltava river cruises
For a really special experience, you may want to consider taking one of the cruises along the river Vltava of Prague. All along the river, there are many different types of cruises you can take. The cruise can last anywhere between an hour to two hours. You can sail along the river on a luxurious boat and watch the city skyline drift by. You can even choose a glass boat or choose to make it a dinner date on board! It is a wonderful way to take it easy and relax with your partner.
Prague Boats: Private hire for small boats
Address: Dvořák Embankment right at Čech Bridge
Website: Prague Boats
Opening hours: 9am -10pm (daily)
Price: USD 12 onwards
6. The State Opera
The State Opera in Prague was formerly a German theatre. It has a long history of hosting many opera and ballet performances. Mainly, the interiors of this grand building are exquisite. The lavish décor and the chandeliers hanging from the high vaulted ceiling can make this a true haven for romance. Take a tour through this building or watch a performance. This should be an incredible experience to have with a special someone.
The State Opera
Address: Wilsonova 4, Praha 1
Website: The State Opera
7. Kino Lucerna
This is one of the most elegant shopping centres with a variety of dining options. It even has a theatre. Spend the day enjoying the buzz of activity here with your partner. Kino Lucerna is always busy with something new. There are a variety of performances and festivals that are hosted here that can make your date truly special. You can even enjoy a meal at one of the fine dining restaurants that are located here. You could also choose to keep it simple and just catch a movie here.
Address: Vodičkova 704/36, 110 00 Nové Město, Czechia
Website: Kino Lucerna
This historic fort just outside of the city of Prague has the power to transport you to a different time! Sitting on the banks of the river Vltava, Vyšehrad fort affords an unparalleled view of the city. You can explore the fort together or simply take a leisurely walk along the ramparts, this fort is sure to tickle that romantic bone.
Address:V Pevnosti 159/5b, 128 00 Praha 2, Czechia
Price USD 12 (approx.)
9. Charles Bridge
This bridge is the image you see on every picture of Prague. Once here, it is not difficult to see why. Spanning across the river Vltava, this historic bridge is truly breathtaking. It is made of ancient sandstone blocks with fortification towers at both ends. Simply take a walk together along this ancient structure and enjoy the view of the city. Later you can stop at one of the restaurants in Oldtown to grab a bite to eat.
Address: Charles Bridge, 110 00 Prague 1, Czechia
Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)
10. National Library of the Czech Republic
National Library of the Czech Republic is known for its beautiful Baroque architecture. The beautiful style of this structure, along with the smell of books makes the place feel calm and tranquil. Booklovers will be pleased to find that this library has some of the oldest and most well-preserved texts in the world. In fact, UNESCO has even awarded the library the Jikji Prize for its attempts at digitizing the ancient books. So, for book-loving couples who want to get lost in the most perfect setting, here is your answer!
National Library of the Czech Republic
Address: Klementinum 190, 110 00 Josefov, Czechia
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 1:15pm, 2:15pm - 7pm (closed on Sat - Sun)
Prague - a romantic destination
Prague is a favourite among couples the world over. It caters to anybody looking for a getaway from the real world. Prague even has a metropolitan area for couples looking for a more upbeat atmosphere. Once here, it is easy to fall in love with both, the city, and each other.
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