The home of the astronomical clock, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle
16.08.18 – 19.08.18
A spontaneous weekend away with my girls ❤
I have always wanted to visit Prague as I’ve heard so many great things and I finally got the chance to this summer! There are so many beautiful buildings in Prague, such as Prague Castle, the Astronomical Clock, National Museum, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Hall. Unfortunately for us, the astronomical clock is currently undergoing some maintenance so we couldn’t see anything 😦
We stayed in an Airbnb apartment near the river in Prague 1 which was the perfect location as we were a 10-minute walk to the Old Town square and close to a lot of bars and restaurants. A few of the bars we went to over the weekend were Hemingway Bar, Groove Bar, Black Angel’s and Tretter’s Bar which I would all recommend!
Prague is one of those cities you can just wander down little side streets for hours and find yourself amongst the most stunning buildings. We came across so many beautiful churches and hidden gems, one being the St. Vitus Cathedral which is free to go inside and definitely worth a quick visit!
As we were staying very close to the river we walked across the Charles Bridge one afternoon which is a historical gothic bridge with 30 baroque statues situated across it. Unfortunately for us, we went across the bridge at peak afternoon so it was packed full of tourists so I would recommend going either early morning or the evening – either way the views are still worth seeing!
On our last day we climbed up the hill to the Letná Beer Garden which has stunning views of the city below. Just a pre-warning, the walk up to the park is very steep! We were quite happy to chill on the grass in the sun as it was such a hot day and were exhausted from all the walking. It was a lovely way to end our weekend and I will definitely be visiting Prague again!
Top Tips for Prague
– Try and find an apartment near the Old Town square (Prague 1) as this is a great location for sights and bars
– Food and drink is very cheap if you avoid the tourist areas – venture a little further out and you’ll save a lot of money
– Walk as much as you can – there are so many beautiful buildings down side streets – go on an adventure!