Prague was not on my initial itinerary when I planned to go to Europe recently, although one of my close friends from University said "If you don't go there, you're missing out… in fact we can no longer be friends if you still refuse to go". Now apart from those very questionable ties in which that friendship is built upon, it really made me interested so I did what I do best and had an adventure!
As a city with just under 2 million people it remains one of the best preserved medieval cities in the world and I mean it, the architecture is wonderful! There are so many incredible things to see and do and the best part is that a lot of things in prague are free. Bonus!
- The Prague Castle: This place is huge and it is crazy to think that anyone actually lived here back in the day. The best part is that you get spectacular views of the whole city so make sure you bring your camera and comfortable walking shoes because you'll need them. Entrance to eh castle is free however there is the monastery attached which has some of the most beautiful libraries I have seen in my life so that might be worth the extra Euro just to have a peak in there while you're at it!
- The Charles Bridge: This bridge stands over the Vltava river and has done so for centuries. Apparently when King Charles was running it's construction he ordered the townspeople to give him all the eggshells so that they could be included in the foundation to make it stronger. Yeah, you heard me - Egg Shells! Cool huh? Regardless of old tales, the bridge really is beautiful and at night there are usually musicians playing to add to the atmosphere. Perfection!
- Astronomical Clock Tower: Located within the hustle and bustle of the Old Town Square lies this 604 year old clock. On the hour, every hour the bell rings as the trumpeter plays and little figures shake their heads as the crowds below usually gather in anticipation. Admittedly it isn’t the most exciting show to watch but it is pretty clever how it all works out. My favourite part was going up the tower to experience some of the best views of prague- definitely worth the money!
- The Lennon Wall: Not just graffiti, this wall represents a site where Prague’s citizens could express their dissent against the communist system and crave freedom. I love street art so I think that the graffiti was really interesting and if you’re in the area (which is near the Charles Bridge) then its worth popping by.
Have you been to Prague? What did you think?
Let me know!