I went to Prague knowing that I’d be filling up my camera roll and that Dan would be taking photos at every corner. I did my research and starred my maps full of historic landmarks, great architecture, famous statues and sculptures. I couldn’t wait to learn about Prague through all the places to take great photos.

In this list, I’m detailing all the photo spots in Prague that we enjoyed, as well as the best locations for catching a sunset, gorgeous golden hour shots and stunning street scenes. Ready to explore Prague’s best photography locations?

Let’s go!

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“Idiom” Infinity Book Tower at Prague Municipal Library

Find it: Mariánské nám. 98/1, 110 00 Josefov, Czechia

According to the Atlas Obscura page about this “book tower,” it’s been in the Prague Municipal Library since 1998. Instagram has made it even more popular, and now you’ll find that travelers are happy to wait in a line in order to access this unique photo spot.

It’s true for me as well: I learned about this Instagram location on social media well before even arriving in Prague, and starred it in my maps (of course). Peeking your head into the book tower is just as fun as it sounds! The books continue on into eternity, thanks to mirrors on either end.

Dancing House (Tančící dům)

Find it: Jiráskovo nám. 1981/6, 120 00 Nové Město, Czechia

The Dancing House is another unique building that I knew I had to make my way to when visiting Prague. It’s actually “just” an office building, but built by architect Frank Gehry with a curvy “dancing” design. My photos show it during a cloudy day, but I’m sure it’s splendid when the sky is blue and the sun hits just right.

Why is it historically important? The current structure is built at a location of a building that was destroyed in the 1945 Bombing of Prague in World War II. Some people these days think it’s “inappropriate” because it doesn’t blend in with the rest of old Prague. What do you think? Let me know, when you visit.

Did you known it’s a hotel, too? Check out the Dancing House Hotel at Booking.com to get a reservation there.

“Kafka Head” (Franz Kafka - Rotating Head by David Cerny)

Find it: Charvátova, 110 00 Nové Město, Czechia

The Kafka Head sculpture is one of my favorite photo spots in Prague. This interesting piece of art is located at the outside seating area of the Quadrio shopping center and is a can’t-miss location for anyone taking photos in Prague.

Even better, the head moves for 15 minutes, every hour, and it’s a mesmerizing experience to see it rotate and swerve. I think it’s one of the coolest examples of modern art that really draws a crowd, and with its mirror-like panels and rows.

The official tourism website of Prague has more details about it that you can see.

Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí)

Find it: Old Town Square, Old Town, 110 00 Prague 1, Czechia

Everyone goes to Prague to see Old Town Square! Depending on which type of photos you like to take, this is the perfect spot to pose with the buildings, or take photos of street performers and the heaps of tourists and crowds on a weekend.

The square has been the spot of various moments in the history of the Czech Republic and is lined with monuments, churches and beautiful pieces of Czech architecture. Here, you’ll also find one of Prague’s greatest marvels, the Astronomical Clock.

Helpful Tip

Head to Old Town Square at night, when it lights up, and there are more opportunities for cool photos. Check out our tips for night photography to prepare.

“Man Hanging Out” (David Černý’s Statue of Sigmund Freud)

Find it: Husova, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

If you can spot it, this is a classic Prague photo to take during your trip. I almost missed it, because I wasn’t looking up!

This modern wonder is literally suspended from the top of a beautiful old building in Prague’s Old Town. Mark your map!

This sculpture is from the Czech artist David Cerny, and it’s an image of Sigmund Freud hanging out on a pole above the street. Wild! I learned more about the sculpture and about Cerny’s inspiration for it at Open Concept Gallery.

“Slight Uncertainty” (Man and Woman Hanging from Umbrellas)

Find it: Odborů 1343/1, 120 00 Nové Město, Czechia

These whimsical and eye-catching (if you look up) sculptures above the street feature a man and a woman hanging in the sky from umbrellas. These two modern installations, from Michal Trpak, are mysterious and whimsical, sometimes catching passersby by surprise. You can take photos of the man or woman against the buildings, or from directly below.

The interesting art suspensions are one of the reasons that travelers in Prague always recommend getting lost near the Old Town, as you never know what you’ll come across! Feel free to visit Michal Trpak’s website.

Letna Park (Letenské sady)

Find it (Letna Park viewpoint): nábř. E. Beneše, 118 00 Praha 7-Letná, Czechia

Dan and I like to visit parks when we travel, to capture local life and all the types of things that go on in a city’s parks. For me, a bonus is if a park is located at an elevation and next to a river, where you can have some striking views. This turns out to be the case with Letna Park.

After crossing the Charles Bridge and walking through Mala Strana, we found ourselves high up at Letna Park, taking photos (Dan with his tripod) of the river at golden hour. Everything was sparkling with richly gold shadows.

Letna Park is GIGANTIC, so I recommend checking out what other travelers have to say on TripAdvisor before you go. It’s the top postcard-perfect view you’ll remember after leaving!

Riegovy Sady (Rieger Gardens)

Find it (sunset view): Riegrovy sady 120 00, 120 00 Praha 2-Vinohrady, Czechia

This green space in Vinohrady is a local and expat favorite for strolling, taking in fresh air and catching the sunset. That’s for sure what I was excited for when I found out that Riegovy Sady has a west-facing sunset hill where you can see the city glimmer before night falls.

For taking other photos, Riegovy Sady has a lot to offer, as you can see at the park’s website, which can help you enjoy the park grounds in all four seasons. There’s also a sweet little Instagram.

Prague TV Tower (Žižkov Television Tower)

Find it: Mahlerovy sady 1, 130 00 Praha 3-Žižkov, Czechia

Prague Tower is WEIRD, and it’s one of Dan’s most memorable photos of his first time in Prague. This Cold War-era futuristic (at the time) TV tower was finished in 1992 and is located on a hill in Vinohrady. Its original function was to block out radio transmissions from the “West,” and even weirder, David Cerny sculpted ten “babies” to climb up its base.

Of course, as it’s open to travelers, it has a 360-degree view available (located 93 meters up) at the observatory and restaurant. I read this review of Prague Television Tower from Afar to get informed. You can decide how you want to frame your photo here.

Lennon Wall (John Lennon Wall)

Find it: Velkopřevorské nám., 118 00 Malá Strana, Czechia

Wasn’t John Lennon British? Yes, he was — he was not Czech at all, but starting in the 1960s, this wall was decorated with poems and writing with John Lennon as an inspiration for peace. The original depiction of John Lennon on the wall is covered under layers and decades worth of graffiti and artwork, and today, it is a multi-colored mural of sorts in Mala Strana.

This is a photo stop for almost everyone who comes to Prague, mostly to pose in front of its organized chaos. I knew it had to be a pit stop on my journey, just for a photo to look back on! Atlas Obscura talks about some lesser-known Lennon Wall facts, which is worth a read.

Jerusalem Synagogue (Jeruzalémská synagoga)

Find it: Jeruzalémská 1310/7, 110 00 Praha 1, Czechia

If you’ve read our other travel guides, you may know that I like to celebrate our Jewish heritage by visiting synagogues all over the world. We’ve visited synagogues to admire their architecture all over the world, from Mexico City and Buenos Aires to Yangon.

The thing about Prague is that there are quite a few historic Jewish synagogues, yet the one with the most fascinating architecture that works well for your photo reel is the Jerusalem Synagogue. I liked looking at the details so much, that I went three times to take photos of it.

The Prague Jerusalem Synagogue in particular was built in 1906 and it blends Moorish with Art Nouveau architectural style from the Austrian architect Wilhelm Stiassny. It is striped, with patterns, and arched detailing and towers. It also sits modestly on an otherwise not-so-interesting city block in central Prague.

I learned more at the Jerusalem Synagogue website, where I discovered that there’s an original organ still inside.

Statue of Franz Kafka (Socha Franze Kafky)

Find it: Dušní, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

Although Prague’s Old Town is really old, the Statue of Franz Kafka is newer. This bizarre sculpture of Kafka, who you may know from his great work Metamorphosis, has him sitting on the shoulders of a suited man who has no head. It’s fitting for a writer who wrote such fascinating short stories.

Like other modern sculptures scattered throughout Prague’s oldest areas, this one blends in a bit and you have to go on a hunt for it. I think that’s one of the most fun things about finding all the places to take photos in Prague.

Charles Bridge (Karlův most)

Find it: Karlův most, 110 00 Praha 1, Czechia

The super-famous Charles Bridge is one of the top photography locations in all of Prague for tourists and travelers. You’ll find it to be busy pretty much all the time, especially in summer at golden hour (when we went).

The bridge itself is the connection between the Old Prague and the New Prague (even though they are both really old). It is dotted with famous statues, and when you stand in the middle, you’ll have the perfect photo spot for seeing both sides of the Vltava River.

Do you know how old the Charles Bridge is? Construction started in the year 1357 and it wasn’t finished until the 15th century. To learn more about this famous landmark, I suggest checking out the Charles Bridge page on Prague Go.

Old Town Bridge Tower (Staroměstská mostecká věž)

Find it: Karlův most, 110 00 Praha 1, Czechia

One of the key landmarks in Prague’s Old Town is the Old Town Bridge Tower, which you basically can’t miss. I think the best time of day to get photos of it is early in the morning after sunrise (when the streets will be emptier) or closer to sunset, when you’ll get the shadows it spells on the surrounding street.

It’s a soaring Gothic tower built in the 14th century and it’s one of the most visited monuments in the entire country. Read more at the Official Tourist Website for Prague.

Lázeňská Street in the Mala Strana neighborhood

Find it: Lázeňská 6, 118 00 Malá Strana, Czechia

You won’t find this photo spot suggestion on other websites, and that’s because I found it on my own and decided that Lazenska Street is unbelievably picturesque. I took some of my favorite photos in Prague here, on this one-way lane in Mala Strana.

Mala Strana is one of Prague’s most historic neighborhoods, and that’s why I think it’s an incredible place for photography of any type. It’s the neighborhood you’ll cross into if you walk the Charles Bridge from Old Town to the other side of the river.

My personal suggestion is to be here in the late afternoon or before golden hour, to make the colors come alive and catch local life on the cobblestone streets that seem out of a fairytale.

Čertovka canal (Devil’s Channel)

Find it: Hroznová 489, 118 00 Malá Strana, Czechia

This small canal in Mala Strana is a place I happened on without trying. I couldn’t believe how picturesque this small canal is, and that’s why it’s called the Venice of Prague. It’s only 0.6 miles long and was made in the Middle Ages by the Knights of Malta.

It’s actually possible to take a boat cruise that’ll take you into this canal, where you can get more photos, but I suggest going to any of the three or so small pedestrian bridges that go right over it.

“Statuary of the Holy Crucifix and Calvary”

Find it: on the Charles Bridge (Karlův most, 110 00 Josefov, Czechia)

This sculpture, located on the Charles Bridge, had me stop in my tracks. I had never seen anything like it, and against the blue sky of the summer afternoon, I had my photo.

The Statuary of the Holy Crucifix and Calvary depicts Jesus, but with Hebrew writing, and this is why it’s a unique piece of history that you’ll want to Google. The reason for the Hebrew is complex, so I recommend perusing the history at Living Prague.

The History of Bridges website also lists all the statues you’ll find on the Charles Bridge, if you’d like to snap photos of them all.

Any Prague rooftop

Get on top of a rooftop in Prague and you’ll find an incredible vantage point for taking photos of all the rooftops and the surrounding area. We got VIP access to the hotel rooftop at MeetMe23, which you can see more about in our MeetMe23 boutique Prague hostel review.

As I’m particularly a fan of visiting rooftop bars everywhere I travel (for the views), I recommend heading to this guide of rooftop bars in Prague for some great photo locations.

Vinohrady neighborhood

Find it: Vinohrady, 120 00 Prague 2, Czechia

I thought it was hard to take a bad photo in the pastel-colored Vinohrady neighborhood. Dan spent an entire month in this neighborhood with Remote Year, and he got to know the streets well!

Vinohrady has some main streets and thoroughfares where you’ll find streetside seating for cafes and restaurants. If you’re looking for art deco buildings to photograph, there’s plenty of those, painted pink, yellow, blue and green. I think the most interesting photo locations in Vinohrady are street perspectives, as well as the architectural details in the buildings.

Why trust me?

I’ve traveled the world for more than a decade and taking great photos is one of my favorite things to do! In preparation for all my trips and the cities I visit, I make lists and do research of photography locations and spots where I want to have photos.

Dan and I enjoyed our experience in Prague and we hope that you can use this list to start your photography adventure, or simply explore this wonderful European city through its landmarks, architecture and notable places.

Together, Dan and I have written photography advice for our readers, and we’ve also written an extensive set of travel guides to fuel inspiration for your next trip.

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