From what I have gathered, everyone loves Prague. I loved Prague most of all the first time I went abroad in my youth and just the mention of Prague to anyone who has been there will immediately emit a “I LOVE Prague!” exclamation. Prague should be easy to add to on your European tour due to its central location, and it absolutely should not be missed!
Old Town Square
Old Town Square is probably the best place to go in all of Prague. The square itself is truly amazing. Between the Astronomical Clock at Old Town Hall, the Church of Our Lady and St. Nicolas’ Church, the outdoors stands with delicious food and drinks, the street entertainers, and several different restaurants and bars, all you are looking for in Prague is right there in one square. For the best pictures, buy a pass to go to the top of the Old Town Hall. You don’t even have to climb as there is an elevator available for those looking for the easy way up!
While the Prague Castles holds many sights to see, none can match the St. Vitus Cathedral. You can enter for free, but to look around more will cost you. The remainder of the outdoor castle is free to wander, but tickets are required for certain museums and exhibitions. While the hike up to the castle may seem intimidating, it is well worth it.
John Lennon Wall and Nearby John Lennon Pub
One of the more special aspects of Prague is the John Lennon Wall. The once blank wall has been turned into an expression of love and peace in honor of John Lennon. Anyone can contribute to the wall, Beatles lyrics and quotes of peace being the most common. This colorful and beautiful wall cannot be missed on a trip to Prague. Additionally, around the corner is the John Lennon Pub. The pub has great food and drinks and modestly decorated with Beatles and John Lennon memorabilia.
The Charles Bridge is the most spectacular bridge in Prague. Wide and full of artists, the bridge is full of life and excitement. The bridge also provides excellent views of Prague from all sides. Cross the Charles Bridge to explore the other side of the city and take some pictures of the Vltava River on your way!
A Note About Accommodations…
While I originally went straight to my AirBnB app to book our accommodation, we ended up solidifying our stay through Booking.com. While I had never used their services before, we found excellent rates and were very happy with our stay. Hotel Venezia was very impressive, especially for the cost. The hotel was close to a metro stop, safe, busy, and filled with all things American – from McDonalds to Starbucks. The only downside was the proximity to the police station, listening to sirens frequently made a good nights sleep a little difficult.
Overall, Prague is a gorgeous city with endless places to explore. Make sure to add this stunning city to your European to-do list and enjoy Prague!
Article by Megan K. Lethbridge
Published November 11, 2016