The following photos will give you a glimpse of the charm of Prague which can be found in the architecture.
The city is very well preserved and each street offers up secrets if you look for them.
Beautiful buildings adorned with gold and statues greet you at every corner.
The city hall is the white building next to the clock tower. Inside this building my husband’s parents were married.
The Prague astronomical clock dates back to 1410.
Old Town Square in Prague was packed with people. It was hard for me to take a photo that didn’t have someone else taking a photo in it because everyone wanted to capture the moment as much as I did.
This square was one of my favorite places in Prague. It isn’t hard to figure out why. :)
I think Prague is a must see and that it is worth taking at least three days to enjoy. A full week is best in order to get it all in without rushing. We didn’t get to see half of what we had planned due to the kids not wanting to walk.
At one point during our second day in Prague, the children were mesmerized by a spider crawling on a spectacular building without any interest whatsoever in the building! They were happiest when we went back to the village so they could play with their Czech cousins or see family. My kids are pretty good travelers but I think they were overwhelmed by the crowds and all the walking.
I definitely recommend Prague to visit and don’t think that anyone would be disappointed. However, don’t go to Prague thinking that it is the cheap getaway it once was. If you do then you will spend your time there complaining about the prices like we did. I wish we had went knowing that Prague had caught up with Western Europe. Then, we would have went there with a different mindset.
On our next visit to Prague we will be prepared to pay to get into tourist attractions that were once free and will make sure to take extra cash for souvenirs. Restaurants are not as cheap as Vilay remembered and are more in line with larger Western European cities.
No city is complete without a carriage ride.
Prague is full of detail.
Several buildings are painted with designs. While walking in Prague you must look all around you at all times or you may miss something.
The people that were dressed up were English (I think due to their accent) but I have no idea why they were dressed up.
Marrionette shops are found all throughout the old city.
The door to Charles Bridge.
My first glimpse of the world famous Charles Bridge. I have to confess that I had a mad urge to push all the people over the side so that I could have it all to myself. :)
Next up…Part III