Hey fellow travelers,
if you've seen my Prague @ Christmas post, then you probably remember that I promised to show you more of this cool city.
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and if you live in Europe it's a wonderful destination for a weekend getaway. If you come from further away it's still central enough to be tied in with a trip to other countries in Central Europe.
This place really has it all: a beautiful castle overlooking the old town, cobblestone streets, medieval alleys, grand buildings, an iconic bridge and beautiful squares.
Let me take you on a little tour...
My favorite place is the Charles Bridge which crosses the Vltava river. The bridge is pedestrianized and it's flanked by statues on each side. Here you'll find buskers, artists and souvenir-selling locals. It takes you from the old town and its lovely squares to another part of the city with wider streets that lead you right up to the castle.
Speaking of the castle... it's not a major hike up there but rather a beautiful stroll through a completely different neighborhood of Prague!
Another popular place to visit is Wenceslas Square. Not a square strictly speaking (as in the huge market squares you find in the old town), it's rather a boulevard with the Wenceslas Monument overlooking the newer part of Prague featuring lots of high street shops, cafés, restaurants and bars. Right behind the monument you also find the Czech National Museum (which unfortunately was surrounded by scaffolding when we visited) .
...and then down by the river there's the "Dancing House" which really stands out in between all the Baroque and Gothic buildings in the area. Looks like the architects had a lot of fun designing it! Strangely, it reminded me of some of Gaudi's work in Barcelona...
Probably one of the most-photographed sights is the astronomical clock in the Old Town Square.
And because this city is seriously photogenic, here are some more random snaps! :)