The Best Photography Locations in Prague

The second most popular question after “how much does the photo-shoot cost?” is the question about locations. I hope that this article will help you in planning the time and places for the photo session. What you have to do is to choose the most liked locations, correlate them with the recommended time and it is in the bag!

Of course, it is worth considering the length of the photo session; the shorter it is, the fewer places we can visit. And I do not recommend you to chase the numbers, it’s better to take a leisurely walk in 2-3 locations than to run from one point to another.
If you have a wedding photo session after the ceremony in the middle of the day, I advise you to pay attention at the locations marked as “the whole day”.

For tourists, who come to Prague, the list of places listed here can also be a good help in finding interesting locations.

To note: almost all gardens and parks are closed for the winter period (from 1st of November to 1st of April).

Old Town Square

The best time: early morning, at dawn.

Details: The astronomical clock and the tower is under construction in 2018. The square is full of people at any time after 8 am.

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The Jewish Quarter

The best time: the whole day.

Details:the most picturesque is Parizska street, with many interesting storefronts and beautiful buildings.

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The Hastal district

The best time: the whole day.
Details: It is good to shoot here during the day when you need to hide from the crowds of tourists in picturesque streets. Cozy local shops and cafes are at your service. And here you can find the most delicious milkshake. And carrot cake :)
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Old town area

The best time: the whole day and sunset.

Details: a big area of all kinds of streets, markets, churches, theaters and arches. You can stray here for hours, you can hide from the midday sun and all those people. A lot of luxurious doors, cozy windows, yards and alleys – at your disposal.
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A riverfront by the Czech bridge

The best time: the whole day.

Details: Non touristy views of the Prague Castle and the river. You can take a walk along the waterfront, cross the ancient iron bridge and climb to the Letna park with chic views of the whole city.
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Letna Park

The best time: the whole day.

Details: an outlying location, and you need to either walk for about 20 minutes or get there by car. One of the most magnificent panoramas to Prague opens from this place. There is a quiet green city park with large old trees.
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The Charles Bridge

The best time: early morning, at dawn.

Details: the most recognizable landmark, it never becomes empty. Here are the most beautiful dawns and the biggest number of photographers and wedding couples per square meter :)
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Kampa Island

The best time: early morning, sunset.

Details: cozy streets, beautiful views of Charles Bridge and the opposite side of the river. Here is the so-called Prague’s Venice.
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Strelecky Island

The best time: the whole day.

Details: the island with a splendid view of the Charles Bridge and it lies down quite far away from popular tourists’ routes. Here is a small green park and not so many people. You can also enjoy the view of the magnificent building of the national theater.
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Embankment

The best time: the whole day.

Details: usually there is a lot of people. It’s the most recognizable view of the Charles Bridge. Swans and pigeons are permanent inhabitants, which can be fed from the hands.
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Gardens at Mala Strana (Vojan Gardens and Wallenstein Garden).

The best time: the whole day.

Details: Two green oases in the center of the city. The first is a small beautiful park with peacocks, a pond and trees blooming in spring. The second is a magnificent complex in the style of a French park with a pool, neatly trimmed bushes and stalactite wall. The working hours of the gardens are limited. Wallenstein garden is open only from April till October.
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The Gardens below Prague Castle

The best time: the whole day, at sunset (from 10 am to 6 pm).

Details: magnificent views of the city and the Prague red roofs. It’s a cascade park where you can spend a lot of time. The entrance is paid, therefore it’s usually almost empty and you can meet rare tourists there.
The cost of a photo shoot in wedding dresses in the park is 1000 CZK.
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Vrtba Garden

The best time: the whole day (from 10 am to 6 pm).

Details: the most beautiful and popular garden for weddings. Several wedding couples at the same time is the typical situation. Great views of Prague and Prague Castle. Baroque terraced gardens, neatly decorated floral arrangements and ivy-braided walls are incredibly photogenic.
The cost of the photo shoot is 950 CZK.
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Mala Strana

The best time: the whole day.

Details: interesting streets, beautiful architectural elements, picturesque backstreets and corners. You can wander here for hours and enjoy the atmosphere of the old city, hidden from the tourists’ eyes.
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Prague Castle Area

The best time: early at dawn, in the evening at sunset.

Details: a huge architectural complex, including the most beautiful cathedral of the Czech Republic. The most visited sight of Prague. Photo sessions from 9 am to 16 pm are strictly not recommended because of security controls and many hours long queues at the entrance.
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Prague Castle Gardens. The Royal Garden

The best time: the whole day, in the evening at sunset (till 6 pm).

Details: a scenic green garden with a view of the Prague Castle. Here is the palace of Queen Anne and other architectural monuments.
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Prague Castle Gardens. Paradise garden and Garden on the Ramparts

The best time: in the evening at sunset (till 6 pm).

Details: it’s famous for the best views of Prague and of terracotta roofs. Due to the new security rules, access to some parts of the garden is forbidden and some of the pictures can no longer be taken.
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Hradcany District

The best time: in the morning at dawn, in the evening at sunset.

Details: here you will find old city streets, long stairs and stunning views of the city.
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Loreta

The best time: the whole day.

Details: the interest is not so much in the church buildings, but in the area around it. With little houses, narrow streets and picturesque empty garden.
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Strahov Monastery and Petrin Hill

The best time: the whole day, in the evening at sunset.

Details: amazing blooming gardens in the spring, excellent views of the city and the opportunity to escape from the city bustle. A huge green park in which you can arrange a picnic and admire the beautiful Prague views.

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Vyšehrad fortress

The best time: the whole day, in the evening at sunset.

Details: a historic fort located quite far away from the center. It can boast of wonderful city panoramas and views of the river. Ideal for escaping from the noisy center and enjoy non-touristy views together with locals.
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Havlíček Gardens and the Peace Square

The best time: the whole day, in the evening at sunset.

Details: another great area where tourists do not wander. A multi-level amazing garden, vineyards and scenic grottos will adorn your photos.
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Troja Palace

The best time: the whole day (from 10 am to 6 pm, on Fridays after 1 pm).

Details: beautiful area, located in a 20min drive from the city center. Luxurious baroque palace, well-kept park and small fountains will diversify your photos.
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Pruhonice Castle

The best time: the whole day, at sunset.

Details: half an hour by car and you are in a lovely castle area with beautiful gardens. Silence, placidity and solitude are the key items of this location.
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Non-touristy Prague

The best time: the whole day.

Details: if you are an avid tourist and classic well-knows photos don’t surprise you, then I can offer:
– walk around the residential areas of the city with buildings from the 19th – early 20th centuries (Vinohrady, Karlin, Holesovice)
– arrange a photo session in one of the parks-reservations (Divoka Sharka, Prokopske Udoli, Hostivar)
– to do a photo-shoot in the Botanical Garden and the Troja Vineyards
– and much more. Just ask :)
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