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.
|Just as good as Pinterest says!|
Have you been to Prague? What was your favorite part of the city?