Walking in the fairy tale that is Prague

15.02.2015 19:45

We all know Prague. We know it is the capital of the Czech Republic. A city with its own history, its own lifestyle, a jewel on the Vltava river. It is beautiful, visited by tourists from around all the world and one of the preferred destinations to travel in Europe for tourists no matter what their nationality.

Prague is a city without end because it creates endless dreams and romanticism. It is a literary city, for even the Nobel Prize for Literature, Gabriel García Márquez, coined it as "the most beautiful city in the world."

 

Not far from where you are
If you are planning to travel to Prague we won’t discourage you, because it’s definitely worth visiting and ... you will not waste much time on the trip because it is easy to reach from several cities in Europe. There are many cheap flights to Prague from various points in Europe. Pack your suitcase, get ready and go!

The journey begins

Large and small at the same time, it totals 1.2 million inhabitants and we can, at least for a few days, be one of them too. You'll love it. Because there really are a lot of things to do in Prague.

The capital of the Czech Republic is divided into the Old Town, the New Town and the Lesser Town. The city, which no one should miss, hides a new surprise in every corner. Castles, palaces, churches, cemeteries full of history, houses and buildings make up this mosaic. It is best to start walking from the centre so, if you choose one of the hotels in Prague located in the centre, good for you.
 

The jewels of Prague leave no one indifferent

Wenceslas Square is the meeting point for many tourists and citizens. It is surrounded by shops and restaurants. If you decide to go down the road, you will gradually discover the Old Town Square with its Astronomical Clock, well-known for its popularity. It is located in the town hall building. If you go up to the tower, you will get some unattainable views of other parts of Prague.
 

We follow through to the Charles Bridge: an icon of the European architecture. Enjoy the nice view of this romantic walk and don’t worry about anyone else: although there are probably more people watching the bridge, the river is likely to absorb all your attention. The bridge, with its many statues, artists selling jewellery and music entertainment, will create a very nice atmosphere. Enjoy! Because visiting Prague is what most seasoned travellers dream of.

What kind of trip to Europe would this be if you didn‘t visit the famous Prague Castle? It consists of palaces and buildings, including the office of the President of the Czech Republic. You will see history and art and if you spend your weekend in Prague don‘t forget to visit the great symbol of the city, the Cathedral of San Vito.

You will fall in love again in the Golden Lane, with many small colourful houses built at the foot of the castle walls. In one of them lived the famous writer Franz Kafka. You will find small shops, especially those selling puppets, but also other great products.

The Virgin Mary and the Order of Premonstratensian

If you still have some time and don‘t plan to finish your trip to Prague yet, we suggest you visit the Strahov Monastery. It will surprise you with its large library and art gallery. Inside the monastery is the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, where the remains of the founder of the Premonstratensian order, San Norberto, are kept.

 
Prague: a gift for everyone
It‘s true. It‘s not a huge city. It‘s small even for Europe, the continent of the "small" capitals when compared with those in America. But what does size matter when admiring its beauty?

From the Middle Ages until today, no travel agency can sell deals to Prague. Prague is definitely not an offer, but a gift: when you visit you‘ll rejoice the sights; the sound of pedestrians‘ footsteps that walk its streets; and even the smell of its exquisite cuisine.

In Viajes por Europa we do not hide it, we are in love with this city. Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge and Gothic houses in the Old Town Square can‘t not be seen.
 

 
Source - Photo: © Czech Tourism,
authors:
Photo 1: Roman Cestr
Photo 2: Česká produkční s.r.o

Translation: Laura Hayes
 
 
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