Prague is a beautiful city. I visited there a few years ago and a colleague went recently so between us we have come up with our 5 favourite places to see.
Observation Tower – To get to the tower you have to walk up some very steep hills in Petrin Hill. Church of Saint Michael is on the way and has a very Japanese style and is beautiful. Further up the hill, there is a beautiful garden of roses of all different shapes, sizes and colours. Also along on the climb you will pass the Church of Saint Lawrence which is stunning. After all that, when you finally get to the observation tower, there are no lifts to get to the top! You have to walk but it is worth it as the views are absolutely stunning!
St Vitus Cathedral – This Cathedral is beautiful, but unfortunately up another steep hill! It is illuminated at night giving it a wonderful atmosphere whilst inside the ceiling is stunning. The Cathedral in the grounds of Prague Castle which is also worth seeing and you can watch the changing of guards or stroll through the Royal Gardens.
Prague Zoo – The zoo is a great day out. There are over 5000 animals, from Polar bears toelephants, a total of around 650 different species! The grounds of the zoo are beautiful and encompass a river valley, lush meadows and rocky embankments. There are also wonderful views across the city from the highest point.
John Lennon Wall – The wall is filled with graffiti inspired by Lennon and lyrics from Beatles songs. The wall changes continuously, so everyday there is always something new. The artwork is brilliant and words inspiring. Not far from here is a water wheel with a metal fence covered in padlocks. It’s symbolic of people locking their love for one another, how romantic!
Wenceslas Square – Wenceslas Square, which is not actually a square but a boulevard, is a vibrant area of hotels, restaurants, clubs, shops, bars and apartments and is Prague’s main shopping area. It’s great to wander around the market stalls and watch the street performers , and the view of the National Museum from a distance is amazing, especially at night. When you visit the National Museum sit and relax on the steps for a while before going in to see exhibits that date back to Neolithic times. From the museum you can walk to the Old Town Square which dates back 600 – 700 years. The main attraction here is the rather complicated looking Astronomical Clock on the old town hall.
These are our top five attractions in Prague. Have you been to Prague? What did you enjoy?