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5 Not So Hidden Gems in Prague

Planning a trip to Prague and can’t decide where to go?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In this article, we’re shining a spotlight on some of Prague’s quirky and captivating attractions that often fly under the radar. From the interactive wonders of the Franz Kafka statue to the timeless charm of Lucerna Passage, let’s uncover the city’s delightful secrets. 

To make your Prague adventure truly unforgettable you’ll have to be in the heart of the city. We may be biased, but it’s a fact, Safestay Prague Charles Bridge is one of our finest locations with a private courtyard, rooftop terrace, and lively atmosphere 🎑

Municipal Library of Prague

Apart from being one of the most beautiful libraries if not the most in the world the Municipal Library of Prague is one of the largest libraries in Prague, Czech Republic. The oldest item in the library’s collections is a print of the Prague Bible from 1488. But that’s rarely the reason for visitors’ curiosity. 

Photo Credits: Sean Yan

The Municipal Library of Prague is home to the infamous infinity book sculpture called Idiom. Created by Slovak artist Matej Krén in 1998 the sculpture consists of thousands of books stacked on top of each other which makes it look like a tower. There’s also a tear-shaped opening in the side that allows you to take a stirring look inside the tower 📚🗼

Paternoster Lifts

Paternoster lifts in Prague are a charming throwback to a bygone era. These quirky, continuous-loop elevators are a bit like a vertical conveyor belt for people, and they’re a unique experience you won’t want to miss.

Photo Credits: Mark A Rayner

You can find one of these delightful contraptions in the New Town Hall building, right in the heart of Prague. Just a heads up, though – these lifts don’t stop moving, so you’ll need to hop on and off swiftly. It’s all part of the fun! 🏰🕰️

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art

DOX is a hub for cutting-edge exhibitions, showcasing local and international talent that’ll leave you inspired, baffled, and maybe a bit awestruck. Plus, the industrial-chic vibe of the building adds a cool touch to the whole experience.

Photo Credits: Ales Jungmann

Aside from the mind-bending contemporary art installations that will make you ponder the meaning of life (in a good way, of course), there’s this fascinating structure called “Gulliver.” It’s like a giant, creepy baby sculpture with a TV screen for a face. So, if you’re up for a dose of the unexpected and want to dive into the contemporary art scene in Prague, DOX is your spot🎨🏢

Passages

Prague’s passages are a visual feast. The architecture, the atmosphere, the variety, and the hundreds of odd and quirky shops will enchant you. What’s more, walking through them is of course completely free unless you pass by ice cream shops you cannot resist!

Take a look at some of our favourites!

Svetozor Passage 

Svetozor Passage is like a hidden time capsule in the heart of Prague. But here’s the real scoop – it’s not just about the nostalgia; it’s also a fantastic spot to indulge your sweet tooth. With delightful ice cream parlors, you can treat yourself while basking in the vintage atmosphere. It’s a perfect blend of past and present, with a sprinkle of sweetness on top!

Photo Credits: Jorge Franganillo 

Rokoko Passage

Rokoko Passage is like a little slice of elegance tucked away in Prague. This spot is not just a passage; it’s a journey through history and artistry. With its stylish ambiance and historical significance, the Rokoko Passage is a hidden gem for those seeking a refined escape in the heart of the city.

Photo Credits: David Kohout

Lucerna Passage

Lucerna Passage isn’t just a place to pass through; it’s a destination in itself. Whether you’re a cinephile, an architecture enthusiast, or just someone seeking a touch of timeless charm or want to find some vintage gems Lucerna Passage is for you. 

Photo Credits: Pixabay

This Art Deco time capsule is not a mere walkway. Lucerna Passage is a cultural hub. It houses the legendary Lucerna Cinema, a cinematic haven where film buffs can soak in the magic of carefully curated movies. 📽️

Statue of Kafka

Whether you’re a Kafka aficionado or just curious about quirky art with deep meanings, this eleven-metre-high statue is a must-visit. The 21st-century technical marvel of Prague consists of forty-two moving panels forming the face of the great Czech writer Franz Kafka. 

Photo Credits: Prague EU

The statue isn’t just there for kicks on Instagram (but let’s be real, it does make a great photo-op); it’s a symbol-rich masterpiece. The headless figure represents existential angst and the struggles of human existence – classic Kafka! 📚🗿

So there you have it, now your Prague trip is halfway planned. As for the accommodation let us take care of it. Lucky for you we have an exciting offer!

Sign up to our membership and get 25% off your stay at Safestay Prague Charles Bridge – moments away from Charles Bridge within walking distance of iconic landmarks, bustling markets, and charming cobblestone streets 🌉

Published on 16th February 2024

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