PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Spent six days in a beautiful city of Prague. Every day we walked from our hotel to the attractions we wanted to see on that day. Every day is an unforgettable experience. We walked through the very crowded Charles bridge along with other tourists all the way to the Prague Castle on a slightly rainy day. It was a lot of walking but it was so worth it. I was so amazed how huge and beautiful the St. Vitus cathedral is. (How can Prague build such amazing buildings? Okay, I asked, how did they do it? There was no machine during those years?)
We spent the whole day in Zoo Praha and have seen all the animals. Sooo big and again I was amazed. :).. We arrived at our hotel with sore legs and feet on our third day when we climbed up the Petrin hill to visit the miniature Eiffel tower. I was shaking and scared climbing the tower but was so relieved as soon as I got on top. The view was spectacular!
We had a boat tour and learned the history of Prague, castles, the river, the Charles bridge, etc. We followed the google map to find the Dancing House that made me upset how we turned around the new town when we could’ve walked straight from the bridge.
We went shopping on their so crowded shopping street. Eat their famous delicacies, drunk beer and, again amazed, oh here is a lot cheaper than in Finland. :) And the good thing is, we spent so little money than expected.
Lastly, here’s the list of things to see and do in Prague. These attractions we have visited during our six days in Prague, Czech Republic. We used an app called Visit a City and used their guides and directions. It was so useful.
PRAGUE TOP ATTRACTIONS WE HAVE VISITED:
Charles Bridge is a historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century.
Prague Castle is a castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic, dating from the 9th century. It is the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic.
St. Vitus Cathedral
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saints Vitus, Wenceslaus and Adalbert is a Roman Catholic metropolitan cathedral in Prague, the seat of the Archbishop of Prague.
Prague astronomical clock
The Prague Astronomical Clock, or Prague orloj, is a medieval astronomical clock.
Old Town Square
Old Town Square is a historic square in the Old Town quarter of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. It is located between Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge.
Petřín Lookout Tower
The Petřín Lookout Tower is a 63.5-metre-tall steel-framework tower in Prague, which strongly resembles the Eiffel Tower. The Petřínská rozhledna was built in 1891 and was used as an observation tower as well as a transmission tower.
Wenceslas Square is one of the main city squares and the center of the business and cultural communities in the New Town of Prague.
The Dancing House, or Fred and Ginger, is the nickname given to the Nationale-Nederlanden building on the Rašínovo nábřeží in Prague.
Church of Our Lady before Týn
The Church of Mother of God before Týn, often translated as Church of Our Lady before Týn, is a gothic church and a dominant feature of the Old Town of Prague.
The Lennon Wall or John Lennon Wall is a wall in Prague, Czech Republic. Once a normal wall, since the 1980s it has been filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles’ songs.
Petřín is a hill in the center of Prague, Czech Republic. It rises some 130 m above the left bank of the Vltava River. The hill, almost entirely covered with parks, is a favorite recreational area for the inhabitants of Prague.
The Powder Tower or Powder Gate is a Gothic tower in Prague, Czech Republic. It is one of the original city gates. It separates the Old Town from the New Town.
Old Town Hall
The Old Town Hall in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is one of the city’s most noteworthy monuments. It is located in Old Town Square.
St. Nicholas Church
The Church of Saint Nicholas is a Baroque church in the Lesser Town of Prague. It was built between 1704-1755 on the site where formerly a Gothic church from the 13th century stood, which was also dedicated to Saint Nicholas.
Prague Zoological Garden is a zoo in Prague, Czech Republic. It was opened in 1931 with the goal to “advance the study of zoology, protect wildlife, and educate the public” in the district of Troja in the north of Prague.
St. George’s Basilica
St. George’s Basilica is the oldest surviving church building within Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic. The basilica was founded by Vratislaus I of Bohemia in 920. It is dedicated to Saint George.
Old Town Bridge Tower
Old Town Bridge Tower is a gothic monument located in Prague, Czech Republic. It was built in the late 14th century, during the rule of the Emperor Charles IV. It was designed by the architect Petr Parléř.
At the time of its construction (completed in 1928), this was the largest building of its kind in the world and the first Functionalist building in Prague. Today it serves the needs of the National Gallery. A unique collection of Czech and international modern and contemporary art, it includes some extremely valuable examples of French and European art, including important works by such illustrious names as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Gustav Klimt and much more.
And there you go all the attractions we have visited while in Prague. There are so many things to see and do in Prague. We picked places that we wanted to see carefully according to the distance and time. We wanted to visit more, but we didn’t have enough time. During our visit, it was cloudy, rain and sunny. I had dresses and pair of shorts with me, but I ended up wearing jeans every day as it was a little bit cold and windy. Overall, we had so much fun, time to relax and a grateful heart for being able to visit this beautiful country.