A Short Break in Prague

Without a doubt Prague has to be one of the most picturesque cities I’ve ever visited. The architecture is simply divine and every cobbled street you go down is a beautiful surprise. The city is very inspired by the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods and it is utterly exquisite.

Home to Kafka and cheap beer, Prague’s main attractions include Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, The Astronomical Clock and Old Town. There are also a host of wonderful museums, galleries and cathedrals that should fulfill all of your cultural needs, and yes the beer really is cheaper than water. If circumstances allow I would also recommend visiting the Klementinum Library, which is a beautiful Baroque designed library that first opened in 1722. Unfortunately, much to my disappointment, it was closed for reconstruction during my visit.

My personal highlights were definitely Old Town, Charles Bridge and Lesser Town, especially when walking from one side to the other in a day. Although slightly tiring, it actually felt quite peaceful to see the city by foot rather than taking public transport. Prague is quite a small and cosy city so it’s definitely possible to explore it all by foot if you enjoy walking and want to save money. Another highlight of the trip was definitely the food options. The city offers a variety of cuisines and surprisingly many vegan/vegetarian options that are both affordable and delicious, so there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone.

My least favourite feature of the city is probably the hype that surrounds The Astronomical Clock. It’s a mechanical clock that performs The Walk of the Apostles every hour on the hour. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice, but it’s nothing special. It attracts way too many tourists and in all honesty the show only lasts a minute so there isn’t much to actually see.

Overall, I’d say that Prague is definitely a must visit European city. It’s small, unique and charming and perfect for a weekend break or short getaway.

 

Advertisements