Instagrammable Places in Prague

Prague Photo Spots – 18 Unique Instagrammable Places in Prague

Prague is one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in Europe. So, of course, there are a ton of instagrammable places in Prague that I’m going to guide you through in this article.

If you’re anything like us, your problem won’t be finding photo spots in Prague; it will be trying to put your camera down.

With its charming cobbled streets and jaw-dropping architecture, the Bohemian city is a dream come true for any photographer.

While there are many awesome locations for photography in Prague, I’ve had to narrow it down to 18 of my favourites.

I’ll include map locations and the best time to shoot so you can plan your Prague itinerary accordingly.

So let’s get to it; here are my top 18 Instagrammable Spots in Prague. 

Staroměstské náměstí Old Town Hall & Astronomical Clock Prague
Staroměstské náměstí Old Town Hall & Astronomical Clock Prague

Prague Photo Spots – 18 Unique Instagrammable Places in Prague

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From dancing houses and medieval architecture to stunning viewpoints of the city, here are our 18 favourite photo spots in Prague.

1. Dancing House 

We dive into our list of Prague Instagram spots with the unmistakable, “Dancing House”, or the Nationale Nederlanden building as it’s officially known.

The unusual structure is revolutionary to Prague, symbolising the arrival of democracy in Bohemia in the late 1980s. Worlds apart from the gothic style of Prague’s Old Town, the Dancing House is quirky and modern.

You can have a lot of fun getting creative with the “Dancing House” as pictured below. And afterwards, you can pop up to the rooftop bar for a drink or 2.

2. Old Town Square

Next up we head to the legendary Old Town Square, known by locals as Staroměstské náměstí. You are sure to recognise this spot if you’re at all familiar with Prague photography.

Many of the cities most significant historical buildings surround the square. Quaint cobbled streets add to its charm, and you’re sure to find several angles that are Instagram worthy.

Arguably the most impressive structure in the square is the enchanting Tyn Church. It’s said to have inspired the palace in Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, and we can see the resemblance. Can you?

  • Best time to shoot – To snap some shots before the crowds arrive, we recommend arriving as early as possible. This is a crowded location.
  • Entrance Fee: Free
  • Location on Google Map

3. Astronomical Clock

The most famous attraction in Old Town Square is the Astronomical Clock. Built into the side of the Old Town Hall, it’s a Prague Instagram Spot not to be missed.

First installed in 1410, it is the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest still in operation. As well as being an intricate piece of engineering, the invention is incredibly beautiful.

There’s usually quite a crowd surrounding the clock unless you get there early. The clock has a little performance every hour on the hour, which is a little underwhelming but a crowd-pleaser nonetheless.

  • Best time to shoot – To snap some shots before the crowds arrive, we recommend arriving as early as possible. This is a crowded location even in the morning.
  • Entrance Fee: Free
  • Location on Google Maps

4. Vltava River – Mánes Bridge

On our recent visit to Prague, we spent our first evening down on the river banks admiring the swans.

Little did we know it would make for a beautiful photo, and we couldn’t resist capturing this romantic moment for the ‘gram.

The best place for swan spotting is beside the Mánes Bridge just across the river from the Old Town. With Charles Bridge looming in the background, it makes for a captivating scene.

Alternatively, you could head to one of the boat stations along the river and hire a peddle or rowing boat.  

5. Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge is one of Prague’s most famous landmarks and Instagram spots. Not only that, but it’s also one of the most recognisable bridges in the world.

The awe-inspiring medieval structure is the oldest bridge still standing over the Vltava River, connecting Prague’s most significant districts.

The old iron lamp posts are especially majestic on the Charles Bridge, dramatising the gothic mood of the structure.

If you’re looking for unique photography spots in Prague, this is one of them.

6. Prague Castle Viewpoint 

Our next Prague Instagram spot is located just outside the Prague castle complex. From here, you can expect sweeping views over the entire city.

If you enjoy night photography, you’ll definitely want to check this spot out after dark. With the lights twinkling in the city below, you’re sure to capture some magical photos.

  • Best time to shoot – This spot gets busy during the day. We took the below photo at sunset.
  • Entrance Fee: Free
  • Location on Google Maps

7. Petrin Hill

Petrin Hill is one of Prague’s vast open spaces boasting various nature trails, a variety of flora & fauna, outdoor entertainment and glorious views of the city.

If the busy streets of Prague get a little bit much for you, it’s an ideal spot to escape the hustle & bustle.

There are a few attractions dotted around the park which make great photography spots, such as the mirror maze, rose gardens, and the Petrin Lookout Tower.

8. The National Museum

Our list of Prague photography spots wouldn’t be complete without the National Museum.

The facade of the Czech Republics’ largest museum makes for a striking photo to add to your Instagram feed. It’s photogenic inside too!

  • Best time to shoot – Anytime during the day.
  • Entrance Fee: Free every first Monday of the month otherwise 260 CZK
  • Location on Google Maps

9. Klementinum Library

Prague Klementinum Library
Interior of Klementinum Library in Prague

Our next Prague Instagram spot is Klementinum Library.

Klementinum Library is one of the oldest libraries in Europe – often considered one of the most beautiful libraries in the world as well.

The library is a stunning example of baroque architecture, with majestic ceiling frescoes painted by Jan Hiebl.

While the interior gave us all the Harry Potter vibes, you’ll want to snap some photos from the Astronomical Tower.

Perfectly positioned in front of the Tyn Church you’ll capture some stunning views of Prague’s Old Town.

10. Hotel U Prince Rooftop Restaurant

For a unique and unobstructed view of Old Times Square, we suggest heading to Terasa u Prince restaurant.

Located within the luxurious Hotel U Prince Hotel, the rooftop restaurant has been ranked among the top 15 most impressive in the world.

Unfortunately, we have always visited Prague on a budget so couldn’t justify spending our money here. However, if don’t mind a little splurge on a drink, this is an unbeatable photo spot in Prague.

Boasting unrivalled views of the city’s major landmarks, including the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn and Prague Castle, you are sure to be charmed by this special place in the city.

Our friends Kelly & Kody have captured it beautifully don’t you think?

11. Old Town Bridge Tower

Old Town Bridge Tower is one of the best viewpoints in Prague, allowing stunning views of the Vltava River, Prague Castle, and Petrin Hill.

Located on the banks of Prague’s Old Town, the tower forms a part of Charles Bridge. It’s especially popular during sunset, and you only need to take a look at this photo below to see why.

12. John Lennon Wall

Prague John Lennon Wall
John Lennon Wall in Prague

If your photography style is more underground or urban, you won’t find many relevant photo spots in Prague. For that style of photography, I recommend you visit Alternative Berlin instead.

However, one spot that you might find fits your profile is the John Lennon wall.

Ever since the 1940s, the wall’s been a spot of creative expression and after John Lennon died in 1980, locals took to the wall to express their grief.

13. Prague Tramlines

While it’s fun snapping photos at all of the famous landmarks in the city, it’s always nice to find some hidden gems that you rarely see photographed.

Take this tramline shot, for example. With its leading lines, symmetry and stunning Autumn colours, it’s a perfect shot in every way.

Of course, not all tramlines in the city look like this; however, we did happen to find an area similar to this. To locate it, exit the Prague castle complex at the rear entrance and cross the road – you can’t miss it.

14. Chloe Cafe

Next up we have the Instagrammable Chloe Cafe. With its photogenic flower walls and positive affirmations, they’ve got the right idea when it comes to free marketing.

As well as being a photo hotspot, this chic cafe sells a variety of creative cupcakes, fancy cakes and other sweet treats. The food is almost as Instagrammable as the store itself.

15. Street Photography in Prague

Prague streets itinerary
Street Photography in Prague

The opportunities for street photography in Prague are endless. With its quaint cobbled streets, colourful houses, and old-fashioned vibe, there are idyllic scenes at every turn.

Just be sure to take note of our responsible photography section below, and you’ll be good to go.

16. Night Photography in Prague

Prague streets at night
Night Photography in Prague

As I said earlier, if you’re a fan of night photography, you’ll love shooting after dark in Prague. The city that’s vibrant and bustling during the day, takes on a whole new vibe at night.

After wandering the streets of Prague at night, I’m not surprised that many myths and legends suggest ghosts haunt the city. The streets feel eerie after dark. Not unsafe at all, just slightly mysterious.

Having said that, the mood creates an incredible ambience for photography. Those iron lamp posts are just gorgeous, aren’t they?

17. Prague Christmas Markets

Our final Instagram spot in Prague is seasonal; however, the Prague Christmas markets are so magical they certainly deserve a spot on this list.

We were fortunate to visit during December 2019, and Prague pulls off the festive vibes so perfectly. It’s such a magical and romantic time of year to visit.

There are Christmas markets scattered all over the city, and each of them is worthy of a spot on your Instagram feed. The photo above is from the most popular market in Old Town Square.

18. Instagrammable Hotels in Prague

Naturally, there is no shortage of accommodation options in Prague regardless of your budget. You can use the map below to compare all hostels, guesthouses, and hotels in the city. 

As this article is looking at Instagrammable places in Prague, I thought it would be fun to recommend some quirky hotels that I’ve found dotted around the city.

If you’ve not booked your accommodation already, you’re definitely going to want to check these out.

Use the Map below to check availability:

Responsible Photography in Prague

When you travel, you see things that completely blow your mind. It’s natural to want to take photos; However, please keep in mind the following basic rules of street photography:

  • Respect historical and memorial sights
  • Don’t climb on sacred buildings or structures
  • Take care of your safety at all times
  • Do it for the ‘gram does not apply if it seems unsafe in any way
  • Be friendly – A smile goes a long way
  • Respect the privacy of your subjects
  • If somebody is irritated by the camera, put it away.
  • If you’re asked to delete an image, do so.
  • Check out our guide on responsible travel

If you have any questions about how we took these shots, feel free to ask in the comments below. You can check out our photography gear here.

Enjoy These Prague Photo Spots!

Well, that concludes our list of Instagrammable spots in Prague. I hope you enjoy your time in this beautiful and photogenic city.  

If you’re heading to Prague, we have a comprehensive Prague Itinerary as well as a list of the coolest hidden gems in Prague that you may find helpful.

If you have any questions or feel we have missed anything, please reach out to us. We love hearing from you! 

You can contact us in the comment section below or through our contact us page. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, where we share further travel tips & advice.

Stay adventurous and happy travels.

Charlotte & Natalie x

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  1. Pingback: 10 Romantic Things to Do in Prague for Couples – My Blog
  2. Hi girls! This is such a lovely article! Can you please put my instagram photo and not the repost from wonderful prague? It would mean a lot! Thank you

  3. Hi, very good tips. I live in Prague and I’m photographer, so here is more tips for good not so well known places to photography:
    – Vyšehrad fortress (beutiful view to Prague, not so much turists, beautiful cathedral and cemetery of famous Czechs)
    – Radotín bridge (Modern highway bridge with huge concrete pillars)
    – Strahov stadium on Petřín hill – biggest stadium in the world

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