As a traveler you hear hype all the time – this or that place is amazing – and sometimes it leads to disappointment but this time I couldn’t agree more. While planning my European trip, I heard numerous people claim that Prague was their all-time favorite European city and decided I needed to see it for myself. I arrived to Prague from a quaint town in south Czech and was already fond of the country. The towns and country side were beautiful, the architecture stunning and well kept, and the capital exceeded my expectations.
No cars are allowed in the Old Town, which creates a refreshingly peaceful atmosphere, the Old Town is spotless and there are lovely parks to be discovered around every corner. It is an easily walkable city and I felt safe, even at night walking on my own. Many of the attractions are architectural in nature (and free) so you can busy yourself without spending much. Not to mention the city has great shopping and cheap drinks! I can’t wait to go back.
Here are some great sights in Prague:
Probably the most recognized Prague icon – its a historical gem and offers fantastic views over the city. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy here.
Another stunning Prague landmark – the bridge connects the Little Quarter and Old Town and is lined with 30 statues and many fine artisans. Visit in the morning or early evening when its less crowded.
Old Town Prague
Old Town (aka Staré Město) is the very heart of Prague. It has lots of tiny cobblestone streets, shops, cafe’s, museums and the famous astronomical clock.