street photography in Prague
Credit: Denis Gažík

Being one of Europe’s most beautiful and well-preserved cities, it’s no surprise that there are plenty of opportunities for great street photography in Prague

I’m racing up the 10 flights of stairs to Letná Park, which sits on top of a steep embankment alongside the Vltava River. I’m trying to get there before sunset, foolishly thinking I might be able to set up my camera in peace.

I was wrong.

Letná Park
Mobile phone cameras are just great, aren’t they?

So clearly this was never going to be the most original photo in the world, and it’s not strictly street photography either, but nevertheless, I stuck with it until I caught my breath the sun had gone down.

This was the result:

Letná Park

View over the city street photography in Prague

There are a few different viewpoints overlooking the river in Letná Park to choose from. I would recommend shooting sunrise if you are going to do it and you want to avoid the crowds.

John Lennon Wall

It started as a protest against communism in the late 80’s. Students and young people who were part of a movement labelled “Lennonism” would write lyrics from Beetles’ songs and draw symbols associated with peace and John Lennon on the wall.

John Lennon Wall

The original artwork is long lost under layers of new paint and a few attempts to restore the wall back to plain white, but local street artists aren’t quite ready to let the John Lennon Wall disappear just yet.

You can find it just around the corner from the famous Charles Bridge.

Charles Bridge

This is where my weekend took a turn for the worse. I formatted my SD card by accident the next day and lost pretty much all my photos. So, from here on in I’ve pieced together what I can from photos I’ve found online. It only took a month for me to get over it and finish writing this article, so not a big deal…

Yes, Charles Bridge might be one of the most well known and dare I say it, touristy, parts of the city but it provides some of the best street photography in Prague if taking candid photos of people is your thing.

street photography in Prague
Credit: Denis Gažík

The fact that there are so many people in such a small space means you have a much better chance of capturing a photo of someone without them noticing.

There are plenty of interesting artists and musicians that make the perfect subjects for street photography.

Wenceslas Square

The name is a bit misleading. Wenceslas Square is actually more like a long pedestrian boulevard than an actual square but because of this, it’s one of the best places for street photography in Prague.

Wenceslas Square
Credit: Allan

You’ll have plenty of chances to capture people going about their daily lives because of the fact that it is a boulevard and not just a square.

Prague Metro

Surprisingly, the metro in Prague is a treasure trove of opportunities for street photography. The combination of busy people oblivious to what is going on around them and the surreal design of some of the stations can make for some intriguing photos.

Prague Metro
Credit: Nathan O’Nions

The best part is that it allows you to capture unique photos that many would walk straight past without a second thought.

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