Charming Prague is the perfect city for a short getaway and should be on the bucket list of any traveler. A minimum of 3 days will be enough to savor all the fascinating history of what was once the capital of the old Bohemia. Its beautiful scenery, medieval architecture, delicious food, and great beer will for sure captivate you!
On our first day after checking in and savoring a hot cup of coffee, we directly headed to the Old town square. In this square, you will find food stalls and street artists. During Christmas and Easter, there is a market placed there. Looking up you will see the magnificent church of Our Lady of Tyn. On the opposite side, you will find the Old Town Hall Tower where the Astronomical Clock is located. It is the oldest working clock of its kind in the world. It is under renovation until summer 2018 but you can still enjoy the beautiful hourly chime with the movement of the apostles.
The beauty of Prague is that you can discover the whole city by foot. Bring comfortable shoes! From the Old Town Square, we walked towards the Charles Bridge. On our way, we tried the Trdelník, a popular cinnamon- sweet flavored pastry. Though originally from Hungary, you will find lots of shops selling different versions of this sweet.
One of the most crowded zones of the city is certainly the Iconic Charles Bridge that crosses the Vltava River. From the bridge, you will see the prominent Prague Castle complex. The bridge is adorned with baroque bronze statues and you will enjoy the stroll down as there are many artists and musicians to entertain you. It is also a very nice experience to visit it at night because the view is simply breathtaking!
Around the bridge, you can find many spots for a late lunch or dinner. After our walk, we found a cute spot where we had a late lunch and try some Prague traditional plates. From there, we walked towards the John Lennon Wall to take some colorful pics!
Our Second day in Prague was mainly dedicated to discovering the Prague Castle Complex.Before entering the complex, it is nice to look around and check the best views of Prague.
The Castle Complex consists of many churches, castles, and museums. And you can choose the tickets according to your interests. The main attractions of the Castle are:
The Old Royal Palace: Mainly famous for its Gothic Vladislav Hall
St. Vitus’s Cathedral: One of Europe’s greatest Gothic cathedrals and the most important one in Prague. You will be enchanted with all the beautiful mosaics.
Basilica of St. Georges: One of the oldest churches in Prague and a symbol of the Romanesque remains of the city.
Golden Lane: It is an ancient street within the Prague Castle Complex made of tiny colorful houses that make you feel as if you were in a fairy tale.
From the Prague Castle, you can walk towards the Petrin Hill or take the Funicular to enjoy a romantic view of the City. We continued strolling down to Mala Strana towards the St. Nicholas church. Its Baroque architecture and decoration will leave you in total awe. Take time to enjoy all the frescos. This church is certainly a piece of Art. From here you can also walk towards the Church of our Lady Victorious where you can find The Infant Jesus of Prague.
After a busy day, we sat at a restaurant by the river and enjoyed the view of the bridge and the National Theater along with some great beer.
Our last day in Prague was mainly for some shopping and walks around the city.You can also visit some museums and other less touristic monuments. We went to the Wenceslas Square to catch some international shops and the Republic square where you can check some artisanal shops. Lots of friends recommended to do 1 day trip outside Prague like Kutna Hora or Karlovy Vary but we felt we were squeezed in time and left it for our next time!