PragueJuly 25, 2017 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and is divided by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it's known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Unfortunately the clock is being renovated so you could only see part of it. We walked A LOT today from Cech Bridge up to Letná Park where we got great views of Prague and where Hanavský Pavilion, a gorgeous building is located which was originally built for the National Jubilee Exhibition in 1891 and later moved to the park. On to the Prague Palace (Prazsky Hrad) - amazing!! Dates back from the 9th century. It is the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic. The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia.
We then walked back down with a quick stop to sample the famous trdelnik, described as a kind of spit cake made from rolled dough that is wrapped around a stick, then grilled and topped with sugar and walnut mix and filled with either nutella and ice cream or fruit salad and ice cream. Delicious but once is enough! Then on to the Charles Bridge, the most famous of Prague's bridges. It is lined with statues of Catholic saints as well as lots of artists - selling their work and/or drawing portraits for those who stop. Great views from the bridge too if you are lucky enough to get a spot to take a photo. We then walked to Wenceslas Square. It has changed a lot since we were there 3 years ago. The main change is that the trams no longer drive along the Square. It has become a mall. Two of the old trams have been turned into a cafe in the Square which I like because it adds a little charm in amongst the many fashion and souvenir stores along the Square. If that wasn't enough in one day we moved accommodation at about 9pm! Today is a rest day 😩Read more