Things to do in Prague

Take a trip and explore the beautiful capital of Czech Republic. With great history still standing in this city, it has gained the famous nickname ‘the City of a Hundred Spires’ as it is bisected by the Vltava River. Prague is perfect to go during the Autumn and Winter season, as it naturally creates a pretty aesthetic scene that conveys the seasons, making it an extra magical experience.

The rooftops of Prague Photographer: Nitin Vyas/flickr.com/Creative Commons
The rooftops of Prague
Photographer: Nitin Vyas/flickr.com/Creative Commons

Start your journey by visiting the ancient Old Town Square. Here you will be able to see the glorious Gothic Church of Our Lady before Tyn, which has been standing tall and strong since the 14th century. There is also a large religious significance on this square, as there is a famously known statue of Jan Hus who once was a religious reformer and one of the main causes for the Hussite Wars, due to being burned in Constantine at the stake for his religious beliefs. The Old Town Square has beautiful Czech Baroque architecture and truly comes to life when they host their annual Christmas medieval style Market.

 Church of Our Lady before Tyn and the Old Town Square Photographer: Davidlohr Bueso/Flickr.com/Creative Commons
Church of Our Lady before Tyn and the Old Town Square
Photographer: Davidlohr Bueso/Flickr.com/Creative Commons

Continue your day out by taking a stroll on the great and historic Charles Bridge. The magnificent, long arched bridge crosses over the Vltava river and is decorated with 30 statues and statuaries that are in the traditional Baroque style. It is perfect to take a stroll on this bridge when it becomes sunrise, as your surroundings then becomes picturesque.

Charles Bridge Photographer: Roman Boed/Flickr.com/Creative Commons
Charles Bridge
Photographer: Roman Boed/Flickr.com/Creative Commons

Explore the royalty of Prague and visit the legendary, old Prague Castle. This castle has been around since the 9th century and still holds the Bohemian Crown Jewels in a locked up hidden room. The castle itself is the last remaining building in Prague to represent all the architectural styles of the last millennium. You will be able to visit the Gothic St Vitus Cathedral and the Romanesque Basilica of St. George, along with monasteries, defence towers and wonderful gardens as they all stand together on the grounds around the Prague Castle.

Prague Castle and Saint Vitus Cathedral Photographer: Chris Cabot/flickr.com/Creative Commons
Prague Castle and Saint Vitus Cathedral
Photographer: Chris Cabot/flickr.com/Creative Commons

Prague has proudly kept to their traditional Gothic and Baroque style architecture, creating a sense of surrealism as every building that has great significant history has stayed in an immaculate form; which becomes a real fairytale experience.

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