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Sitting proudly alongside Paris and Rome, Prague is undoubtedly one of the most romantic cities in Europe. Its breath-taking views, fairy tale cobblestone streets and pastel-coloured buildings is the ideal recipe for romance.

No matter what time of year you visit, there are plenty of romantic things to do in Prague and you’ll find the spirit of love around every corner. For some tips on how to make your city break or Euro trip special, here is a list of some of the best experiences and places to spend someone to one time with your loved one.

10 Top romantic things to do in Prague

Take a walk through Petřín Park

No other place in Prague oozes romance more than Petřín. Located on the western bank of Prague above Mala Strana, Petřín boasts fantastic views across the city and is a hot spot for romantic locals. Take a walk through the park, or head up Petřín tower (Prague’s Eiffel Tower equivalent) and enjoy the view from there.

In the Czech Republic, there is a tradition to stroll through the park on May 1st, declared as “day of love” and kiss your beloved under a blossoming cherry tree. It is said a woman should be kissed under a blossoming cherry tree so that she is beautiful and attractive all year long.

Take a walk through Petřín Park

No other place in Prague oozes romance more than Petřín. Located on the western bank of Prague above Mala Strana, Petřín boasts fantastic views across the city and is a hot spot for romantic locals. Take a walk through the park, or head up Petřín tower (Prague’s Eiffel Tower equivalent) and enjoy the view from there.

In the Czech Republic, there is a tradition to stroll through the park on May 1st, declared as “day of love” and kiss your beloved under a blossoming cherry tree. It is said a woman should be kissed under a blossoming cherry tree so that she is beautiful and attractive all year long.

Enjoy a spa day for two

Taking a spa day with your loved one, and enjoying a day of relaxation together is probably one of the most romantic things you can do in Prague. Fortunately in Prague, there are many spas that offer couples massages and spa experiences.I highly recommend the Hotel Hoffmeister & Spa in Mala Strana which has an intimate underground cave where you can relax by a warm fire drinking champagne and enjoy a steam bath followed by a soak in a Roman bath style jacuzzi.

Carlo IV Hotel, The Mandarin Oriental and the Four Seasons Prague Hotel on the river also have incredible spas. For a traditional spa experience in Prague, you can visit the beer spa located in Vinohradsky Dum or a Beer Body Ritual at the Augustine Hotel Spa in Mala Strana.

Visit Vysehrad

Less visited by tourists and located slightly further south of the city, this historic fort and castle of Vysehrad is a perfect spot for a touch of romance. Head to its gardens for an idyllic spot for a picnic and head there an hour before dusk for an amazing view of the sunset over the Vltava river and Prague Castle and a romantic stroll alongside the historic fort walls. If you’re into poetry, walk alongside the graves of some of the Czech Republic’s greatest artists and poets and recite lines of love to your partner.

Be sure to pop your head inside the neo-Gothic Basilica of St Peter and St Paul for a glimpse at its richly decorated interior with Art Nouveau ornamental and figural wall paintings.

Take a romantic river cruise

Sail along Prague’s very own Venice canals and the Vltava River on a romantic cruise on a historical boat tour. Learn the history of Prague’s Charles Bridge, visit some of the city’s hidden secrets and enjoy seeing the famous river bank from a different perspective by gazing through the windows of your canal boat. Some cruises also include a beer, coffee and ice cream so you definitely won’t be hungry or thirsty!

For a dinner cruise, I recommend River Boats Prague, where you can enjoy a romantic four-course dinner and a free glass of Prosecco with live music.

Propose in Prague

If you’re coming to Prague and plan to pop the question, the options on where, when and how are endless. There are many secluded places where an intimate moment can be shared, some restaurants with an awesome atmosphere and beautiful views and some pretty incredible lookout points or parks. You could even book a cruise, climb to the top of Petrin Tower, or visit the UNESCO Vrtba Garden which has the ultimate romantic setting.

Localgrapher, the vacation photography service, also do special packages for proposals and can capture the moment in secret for you to treasure forever.

Get Married

Prague’s unrivalled charm and beauty makes the city the ideal choice for those looking for a memorable and destination wedding. Prague has a number of incredible wedding locations, from intimate gardens, and vineyards to grand gilded palaces. Of course, getting married in Prague does take some prior planning but we couldn’t think of a more romantic city than Prague to say I do. Which is why we said I do here in Prague in 2017.

Enjoy a romantic dinner with a view

As a city built over seven hills, Prague has some breathtaking views. Fortunately, many of these views can be enjoyed from one of Prague’s many restaurants with a view. Choose from lookout towers, rooftop bars or riverside restaurants, in Prague, there are an abundance of romantic spots where you can enjoy some downtime while watching sunset or celebration with a cocktail.

For those looking to impress, book a table at Villa Richter, sat in the castle vineyards with views over Mala Stana or CODA, a rooftop restaurant located in the Aria Hotel. For the ultimate romantic experience, enjoy a private dinner for two in the baroque Vrtba Garden. Contact the Aria Hotel for details.

Other restaurants I highly recommend that won’t break the bank is the Marina Italian restaurant and the Ginger & Fred restaurant located inside the Dancing House.

Check out this list of Top 10 Bars and Restaurants with a View in Prague 

Go to the theatre or see an opera

Show off your cultural side and take your partner to the theatre, opera or ballet in Prague. All three establishments, including Prague State Opera House (which has just had some major renovations – March 2020), the Estates Theatre and the National Theatre have operas on throughout the year. The Estates Theatre in the Old Town was the very theatre where Mozart debuted Don Giovanni in 1887. There is also the Rudolfinum, home to the National Philharmonic Orchestra.

While you can, of course, dress formally, smart casual wear is now widely accepted as the most common Opera dress code in Prague. And if you’re not the opera/ballet kind, I still highly recommend visiting them if you can, especially the State Opera House which has a beautiful interior.

Take a vintage car ride

Enjoy a trip around the historical centre of Prague in style and ride in the back seat of your very own vintage car. Complete with your own chauffeur/guide, meander through the streets and listen to the stories of each place you pass in an open top classic red car.

In the winter you can snuggle up together in the back with plenty of blankets and tour the magical streets of Prague’s winter wonderland and in the summer drive open top with your sunglasses on and a bottle of wine while snapping pictures of some of the city’s most popular attractions and sights.

There are a few routes you can choose from, ranging in times and price. I highly recommend Prague Old Car. I used them for all my family when they came for our wedding and everyone highly rated the drivers and their knowledge.

Buy a piece of locally made jewellery

One thing you will surely notice as you explore Prague are the abundance of jewellery shops selling Czech Garnet and Amber products.

Czech garnet, also known as Bohemian garnets are typically a deep red Pyrope gemstone although the colour can vary in shades of red to a dark black colour. They have been mined in the Czech Republic for centuries and most traditional Czech jewellery contains this stone. Garnet is not an expensive gem and you can pick up a piece from one of the reputable stores on Panksa or Dlouha street for 1000 CZK although the better the stone the more expensive the pieces become.

If you purchase any jewellery, you should demand a certificate of authenticity as there have been reports of fake gems being sold in some of the tourists’ shops in the centre. Granat shops are the most reputable shops to buy Czech Garnet. I highly suggest shopping around first before making a purchase and be sure you are purchasing original Czech garnet (český granát). 

Amber is also another popular souvenir purchased in Prague, although the majority of the Amber on sale is imported from the Baltic countries or bordering Poland. Golden yellow in colour, Amber is not actually a gemstone but fossilised resin of trees from pine forests which existed more than 30 million years ago. It is said to have healing powers and in some cultures wearing amber will bring you good fortune. There is a huge range of quality in Prague so again, I highly suggest you shop around first and if, in doubt, head to the department store of Kotva where they have jewellery stands on the ground floor so you can compare prices to other shops in the touristic areas.

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Romantic Things To Do In Prague
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13 thoughts on “10 Top Romantic Things To Do In Prague

  1. Nic says:

    Prague is a wonderfully Romantic city, more so than Paris I think. I visited without my partner a few years back but am looking forward to seeing it together next year. Thanks for the ideas!

  2. Tami says:

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of Prague. I haven’t really looked into Prague before, but your ideas sound like just the kind of thing I’d like to do. I especially liked the idea of driving around in an antique car!

  3. zof says:

    A great post about a wonderful city. I love Prague and I really believe this is one of the most romantic destinations in Europe. I’m in love with it.

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    • Samantha Hussey Barbagallo says:

      Hi Anna – Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I am aware it is illegal and I have updated the post accordingly and removed this suggestion. It was not illegal when I wrote the post 5 years ago but since I no longer agree with it, I have removed it entirely. Thank you again for the prompt 😉 Samantha!

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