Prague is by far one of the most beautiful places we have ever visited. The moment you step foot in the city it almost feels like you have been transported into another world. With old school architecture, cobbled streets, and a beautiful river it’s hard not to want to take a picture. We spent 4 days in the city and during that time we searched every nook and cranny to find the best photo spots in Prague including the best sunrise photography spots in the city. So without further ado here is our guide to the most Instagrammable spots in Prague.
Old Town Square
Filled with that classic architecture you hear about in fairy tales the Old Town Square has so many incredible buildings to capture. One of the best though has to be the Church of Our Lady before Tyn, which overlooks the square. It does get quite busy in the square so our advice would be to get there early to avoid photo bombers.
For us the Old Town Square really captures the essence of the city and really is one of the best photo spots in Prague. To get here you follow the cobbled streets from the Charles Bridge. If you get lost along the way it really doesn’t matter because the back lanes are just as beautiful and photogenic.
The atmosphere in the square is amazing. We visited in winter and even then it was a bustling hive of activity. People gather to watch the famous astronomical clock do its thing every hour. After the performance the crowds disperse into the picturesque winding cobbled lanes that are just waiting to be explored.
It’s not just the atmosphere in the Old Town Square that makes it one of the most Instagram worthy places in Prague. It is also the food. You can smell the Trdelník, a type of sweet pastry, slowly cooking in the food carts all around the square. All you need is some pastry and a camera and you have yourself an Instagram photo shoot.
Another of the best photo spots in Prague has to be Petrin. You will probably notice the Petrin Tower peeking out at the top of Petrin Hill as you walk around the city. The idea behind the design was that it was modelled off the Eiffel Tower. With its steel framework the tower is 63.5 meters tall. Maybe that doesn’t sound super impressive to you until you realise that the tower is located at the top of a 318 meter hill. You can either climb the 299 steps or for a slightly higher fee can just get the lift. Because of its vantage point you get a fantastic view of the spires, chimneys and red roofs Prague is famous for.
It is not just the tower though that makes our list of the best places for photos in Prague. You should definitely take time to explore the hill as well. To get here you will need to ride the funicular. And if you strategically plan to sit or stand at the back you get a wonderful view of Prague.
Walking around the wooded areas provides some perfect photo opportunities as well. We visited in November and it was perfect because the leaves were falling and this meant you got some great views between the tree branches of the city below. There is a garden as well which provides some much needed respite and tranquility in between your picture taking.
No list of the most Instagrammable places in Prague is complete without mentioning the Charles Bridge. This is probably the most beautiful bridge you will ever walk over and it is also one of the most visited attractions in Prague. If you are wanting to get some Instagram worthy shots then we recommend visiting at sunrise. There are far fewer people there and the bridge with pink skies in the background makes for a lovely shot. This is by far one of the best sunrise photography spots in Prague and we cannot recommend visiting enough!
The bridge joins the Old Town with Mala Strana and at each end of the bridge sits a tower. These towers can be climbed for some pretty spectacular views of the bridge and the city. The bridge is 621 metres long and about 10 metres wide. As you walk over the bridge you will be able to observe the 30 baroque style statutes that sit on the sides of the bridge. These statues were said to have been erected in around the 1700’s and these days most are replicas due to damage.
When you arrive at the bridge in the early hours of the morning you can watch as the sky goes from black to pink. It is an incredible moment and well worth the early morning. There is nothing else like being at the Charles bridge at sunrise. It’s so quiet you can hear the Vlatva running beneath you and as you gaze out to the water you will see the city’s many swans paddling away reading to bring in a new day.
St Nicholas Church
Located in the Mala Strana this Baroque church is the perfect place to get some amazing Instagram shots. Take a few photos from the outside, although I must say the true beauty is definitely on the inside. If you can get a shot of the church exterior just as one of Prague’s red trams goes on by then this really captures the essence of Prague.
The church interior is also really beautiful so it really is worth going inside to take some snapshots. Once inside you can go up a few levels to the viewing platform and look straight down at the layout of the church. It really is a magical experience. Concerts are frequently held here year round, on the church organ which dates all the way back to the 18th century.
The view from Prague Castle is absolutely incredible, making it one of the best photo spots in Prague. If you want that classic shot with all the red rooftops then this is a great staring point.
The Castle grounds are also Instagram worthy from the gothic feel of the St Vitus Cathedral to the Golden Lane where you will find some tiny colourful houses. Prague castle truly is one of the best photo spots in Prague, and it really is worth the hike up the stairs to visit.
John Lennon Wall
The John Lennon Wall is incredible, and an Instagram must. You can take photos of the Beatles/ political inspired graffiti that cover this wall. The wall is is etched with graffiti from top to bottom. It is a symbol of political frustration particularly during the 1980s. These days it is still highly political with us spotting a F*^k Trump sign only days after the election results. Try to go early in the morning like we did if you want to get a photo with no other tourists.
A very short walk away from the wall you will find a very small bridge covered in love locks. It is a great place to get a colourful yet romantic shot of the city.
Old Town Hall Tower
Overlooking the Old Town Square and surrounding areas this is another incredible place to get some photos. Here you will get a bird’s eye view of the Old Town Square as well as those iconic red roofs with the Castle in the background.
The good thing is there is a lift if you don’t want to walk up a ton of stairs to admire the view. We actually felt like we could have stayed up here for days watching all the hustle and bustle in the Old Town Square below. This really is one of the most photogenic places in Prague.
The Dancing House
The Dancing House s probably one of the most photographed modern buildings, and also one of the most Instagrammable spots in Prague. Located in the new town this is actually the Nationale-Nederlanden building, but as it resembles a pair of dancers, the nickname Dancing House has stuck.
Most Instagrammable places in Prague- A recap
Hopefully this article has helped you find the most photogenic spots in Prague and if you know of any more please mention them in the comments.
Lizzie is one half of Wanderlust and Life. Usually the voice behind the blog posts she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication (Public Relations & Advertising). She has lived in Australia, Canada & England, and is pretty travel obsessed. She is also a crazy cat lady in the making.