A Weekend in Prague

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Weekend in Prague


I recently took a weekend escape to Prague. We arrived Friday evening and immediately headed out to find dinner. Woah the food in Prague is great - and the portions were so huge. 

J was in a conference all day, so on Saturday I set off early in the morning to explore the city alone. I found it easy to cover a lot of ground walking and relying on the great public transportation. I started my day by visiting the Prague Castle and St. Vitus' Cathedral. It was free to enter part of St. Vitus Cathedral and the crowds weren't overwhelming early in the morning. I'm a lover of stained glass windows and the ones in St Vitus' Cathedral did not disappoint! I then made my way down a steep set of stairs and enjoyed a misty morning view of Prague. I wandered to Trinity Column and St. Nicholas Church (but kept getting lost because of the windy streets). You had to pay to enter St. Nicholas Church so I decided to just enjoy the external architecture. 

I then made my way to the Lennon Wall (more on that next Friday) and followed the sound of a marching band that was playing next to the Charles Bridge. The Charles Bridge was very ornate, very crowded, and at the end of the Charles Bridge I was stopped several times by people offering boat rides. Of course, my next destination was the Astronomical Clock. This was the site that I was most anxious to see and for once Pinterest wasn't lying. Despite the ridiculous crowds the Astronomical Clock was truly impressive.

I fought the crowds at the Clock for as long as I could manage and then stuffed my face with a trdelnik and did a spot of shopping (it was a day on my own!). Yum, trdelniks are delicious! I spent the rest of the day wandering the Old Town, visiting the Jewish Quarter, and walking along the river to the Dancing Building. It was very easy to get lost in the narrow streets of Old Town.

Overall, I thought the architecture in Prague was incredible, the buildings ornate, but the tourist sites were jam packed. I really enjoyed looking at the architecture but found the tourist areas, such as the Astronomical Clock, to be far too crowded to really enjoy. 



A view of the Prague Old Town

St. Vitus Cathedral stained glassThe outside of St. Vitus Cathedral

The Charles Bridge

a sneaky gremlin in prague

A view from Charles bridge

The narrow streets of Prague Old Town
 Prague streets


Walking up the steps to the Prague Castle
 A wall in the Prague Castle

A Statue at the Prague Castle

The Prague Castle Courtyard

The Prague Castle Courtyard

St. Vitus Cathedral

St. Vitus Cathedral facade

Stained glass windows at St Vitus Cathedral in Prague
 St Nicholas Church in PragueA Stand selling Trdelnik pastries in Prague

A view from below of St Vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle

The Astronomical Clock in Prague
Just as good as Pinterest says!
The National Museum of Prague

The Dancing Building



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I'm linking up with Casey for Fresh Face Friday! I'm linking up this post with Katie for Social Saturday!

Have you been to Prague? What was your favorite part of the city?

14 comments:

  1. I've been to Prague twice and haven't been to the Lennon Wall yet so I'll have to do that. Looking forward to your post about it.

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    1. You should go see it in the morning when there are fewer tourists. It is really a treat to see!

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  2. Prague is on the top cities on my future travels list! x

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    1. It was absolutely love in the fall. I can't wait to see what you think of it when you go!

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  3. Prague looks stunning! It's one of my top places to visit at the moment and this has definitely helped cement that!

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  4. Aww I'm glad you enjoyed Prague! Although sorry about the tourists...they are possible to escape but really tricky. Usually only at night or very early in the morning!

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    1. I did miss them at the castle and the Lennon Wall in the morning, but I didn't make it to the clock early enough to beat the crowds! Is it less crowded in the winter time?

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  5. Jumping over from Fresh Face Friday,
    So happy you enjoyed Prague (: I went in May and it was such a beautiful place!! It's nice to see your pictures from autumn

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    1. I bet it was lovely in May! Was it very crowded? Thanks for coming over from Fresh Face Friday!

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  6. Prague is on my to visit list! The city looks amazing!

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    1. It is a lovely city! I'm sure you will love it when you visit :)

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  7. Mmmmmmm trdelnik! Good choice :) Looks like you had a successful weekend getaway. My favorite part of the city is Prague 2, toward the green line Namesti Miru and Jiriho Z Podebrad tram stops; more residential and cheaper to eat.

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    1. We stayed in Prague 6 and I really liked it over there as well. We found great Lebanese food and other cheap eats. I was surprised by how huge the city was.

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