City of a Hundred Spires
The timeless preserved architecture…those medieval spires… When I first arrived at the city of Prague, my thoughts were… “Am I in story book? This place is so beautiful.” I think I instantly fell in love.
Being the only city in central Europe that wasn’t completely destroyed during World War II, Prague showcases a blend of different architectural time periods from the Gothic designs of the 14th century progressing all the way to modern days. My favorite spot in the city was the Old Town Square there is the mystical Astronomical clock (thats impossible to read) and The Tyn Church overlooking the square. Its a great place for people watching with street performers and little shops all around.
Prague is divided by Vitava River with multitudes of bridges criss crossing it from the Old Town to New Town. The Charles Bridge is the main pedestrian bridge, you’ll find lots of statues and art vendors speckled along it. I’ve always wanted to collect art during my travels, once I settle down on a place to live I’d like to do another tour and pick out some favorite pieces to add to a travel wall. We took a riverboat cruise on the waterway, its a nice way to get a quick tour of some of the sites of the city, you can find tickets for them along the bridges and next to the river. Overlooking the city on a hilltop in the center of the city you can see Prague castle with the distinct Vitus Cathedral standing prominently in the center of it. Definitely beautiful backdrop for photos of this amazing city.
With only 48 hrs in Prague we were rushing around to see everything the city had to offer. The weather was definitely not cooperating the first day and everything looked pretty gloomy. Having just come from Italy we were not prepared and also not willing to spend money on an umbrella since we were leaving Europe soon after. Still we found our way to Prague Castle with plenty of dancing in the rain moments in between. Fortunately on day two the sun came out and the sky couldn’t be prettier!
Wandering around the city there are some interesting things to look out for:
JOHN LENNON WALL
Tucked behind some streets it was painted with lyrics during the time of the war and is now a showcase of the desires for love and peace.
Walking along near the wall there is a cute little bridge with locks and a hidden water goblin behind it.
Always a treat to find traditional food and performances. Try their delicious chimney cakes.
Vintage Cars: Walking around the city you’re bound to find sites of these beautiful red vintage cars.
This is a very cool bar where the bartenders make excellent drinks wearing the famous V for Vendetta masks.
With all the activities to do during the day time and popping nightlife there was plenty to do to keep us busy, time just flew by. I’ll definitely do another stop here again.
xoxo – Lilan