Whether you want to spend some romantic time while in Prague or just want to grab a beer or a joint above the city, these are the places with the most stunning views according to us and our local connections. Don´t forget to bring your camera for the best panorama shot.
Zizkov TV tower (Žižkovská věž) - rated as the second ugliest building in the world few years ago and with weird climbing babies all over it, but with the newly renovated 360° observatory on the top. Great lounge bar, even a One Room Hotel. Great choice for a drink.
Letná park – very popular summer place for a beer on a terrace or a frisbee session on the grass. Huge statue of Stalin was replaced by the Metronome, which is usually full of locals chilling on the kerbs. “Stalin” is also a world-famous skateboarding spot, often visited by many pro skateboarders and usually full of Czech top riders.
Jan Zizka Monument (Pamatník Jana Žižky) – one of the largest equestrian statue in the world (yes, this means there is not that many bigger statues of a man on the horse in the world). 10 minute walk from the tram stop U pamatníku.
Riegrovy sady (Google maps: http://goo.gl/maps/cBnOh)
Hanspaulka – fancy villas and great views
Pražacka – all kind of sport indoor and outdoor activities or even camping with an un-touristy view. Situated in a residential area, away from the touristic city center. In summer, excellent for a morning swim while overlooking Prague!
Aureole - fusion restaurant and lounge on the 27th floor of the City tower in Praha 4. Their lunch menus offer pretty fancy food for reasonable prices (City Tower, Hvězdova 1716/2b, 140 00 Praha 4)
Ladronka Gourmet Restaurant - not only an interesting take on the Czech cuisine terrace of the restaurant (heated in winter) has an excellent view of the Prague historic center. (Ladronka, Tomanova 1/1028, Praha 6)
Parukářka – as local as it can get. Above Žižkov quarter with dogs (and children) running around while their owners (well, or parents) are enjoying good beer, cheap alcohol or live gigs. (Vrch sv. Kříže / St. Cross Hill, map: http://goo.gl/maps/cIwjZ)
OK, and let´s get a little more touristic:
Other obvious and more touristy choices include Hradcany (the area of Prague Castle and its gardens) or Petrín Hill. Petřín offers a nice walk (or a ride by a funicular for the lazy ones), a maze or an observatory on its top. Also the walls of Vysehrad have amazing views.