Prague is definitely one of our favourite cities in Europe, if not in the world. It's also one of the most picturesque places, so without further ado here are our top 8 photography spots in Prague, Czech Republic.
1) Smetanovo nábřeží
Street between Legion and Charles Bridges on the right river bank of Vltava. Named after the famous composer Bedřich Smetana, gives a great view of the Hradčany district.
2) Střelecký Island (Střelecký ostrov)
Small island in the middle of Vltava river. A romantic place in the city center, just under the Legion Bridge accessible by either stairs or elevator. Enjoy the view of both sides of the river with occasional visits of local swans.
3) Staré Město (Old Town)
The Old Town of Prague with the historic Old Town Square in the middle. Explore these narrow streets with lots of beautiful old buildings, shops and restaurants.
4) Vítkov Hill
Located in the Žižkov district, Vítkov Hill is a hillside park with walking trails and unique view of almost the entire city. On top of the hill you will find the National Monument museum and large Jan Žižka bronze statue.
5) Under the Charles Bridge
There's this small area in the Malá Strana district, just under the Charles Bridge, near the Liechtenstein Palace. It's a quiet place right on the bank of the Vltava river with great view of the Charles Bridge and the Old Town on the other side.
6) Pedal boats ride
For as little as 200 CZK (9 USD) you can rent a Pedal boat (or pedalo, as they are called in the native Czech language). Spend an hour of paddling around the Vltava river - it's a great way to take some good photos and also chill after a long day. Rentals are located near Masarykovo nábřeží.
7) Petrin Hill
Hillside park with lots of walking paths. You can reach the top both on foot and by the Funicular. Our favourite two spots here are: restaurant near Nebozizek funicular station - just sit, relax and enjoy the view; and obviously the Petřín Lookout Tower - this 63.5 metre-tall steel tower with an observation deck is a major tourist attraction.
Castle District of Prague is where you'll visit the famous Prague Castle and Saint Vitus Cathedral. It also offers great lookouts of the city, and the best way of getting there is by the Zámecké schody - the view is beautiful here.