Prague; the city that was spared by Hitler… or so the story goes. Prague is a total juxtaposition; it’s old and dirty, yet beautiful and graceful. It’s a very well preserved medieval city oozing rich history, whilst also offering a buzzing night life and a hint of romance.
After I was settled at the hotel, I got a taxi to Wenceslas Square to meet my cousin who had got a later flight. Straight away I realised it was the shoppers dream, there are so many shops there. It was pretty late so we just had dinner and a few drinks before going back to the hotel to sleep (in the most amazing bed btw.)
Day 2: This is the day we went all out and saw as much as possible.
We woke up early and was ready to try and tackle the metro (I had no idea.)
We worked out the route and started with Prague Castle. Before walking up to the Castle, we had a little walk around the gardens which are beautiful (especially in Autumn.)
The walk up to the Castle was a lot longer than I expected it to be, but on the way there are a variety of shops, view points, cafés and museums!
Once we finally reached the Castle I was so taken back by it’s beauty. The detail and history is breath-taking.
After taking millions of photos we decided we wanted to climb the bell tower. After climbing a 300-stepped spiral stair case we finally reached the top and it was SO worth it. The view is incredible!
Later on we hopped on a tram and went to the Old Town- straight away I fell in love. The Old Town Square is so perfectly set out, with elegant buildings and churches surrounding. After watching a light show which was projected on the art gallery we noticed another bell tower. Thank goodness, the tower had a lift to get to the top which our legs definitely appreciated.
We ended our very busy day exploring with walking across Charles Bridge with muled wine.
Day 3: We woke up with very achy legs but we still wanted to make the most of our last day. We planned to visit the Old Town again as we wanted to see the square in daylight and visit the churches.
The churches are just WOW!!! Týn Church especially, was incredible however you are not permitted to take photos. (I mean look at this Chandelier!)
We ended up walking around the whole of the Old Town and after a long time exploring we retired back to our hotel, to get ready for a night tour we had booked for the evening. We booked the tour through our hotel. It started with a bus tour around the city and then a river cruise on the Vltava river. I really enjoyed it but, unfortunately Prague isn’t lit up very well at night. So most of the spectaculars were hardly visible from the bus or boat.
Prague was an absolute pleasure. As you have seen, we managed to cram in as much as possible. I think we did really well for the time we had! In the morning, we caught the train to Budapest- click here.