Passionate About Prague
Let me start by saying that Bohemia Bagels near Old Town Square has incredible bagels! Yum!!!
Okay, I got that out of my system, so I can tell you more about this amazing capital city of the Czech Republic. Being here is like stepping into a fairy tale, and it’s easily one of my favorite cities in the world. It also holds that honor for a lot of other people, judging by the crowds, but it’s such a cool city that it’s easy to see past that. Let me tell you about a few of my favorite things to do in Prague!
Old Town Square
It’s not just the bagels that I found here that made me smile, it’s everything else, too. The square is a hub of activity, with street performers entertaining the crowds, and restaurants all around serving very cheap beer and delicious food. The Astronomical Clock at the Old Town Hall is a very popular attraction, so if you want to see the clock display, make sure you get there fifteen or twenty minutes before the top of the hour so you can get a good spot. It gets crowded!
The Guinness Book of Records says this is the largest ancient castle in the world. That’s pretty cool, and the castle and the surrounding buildings are so beautiful! The Bohemian Crown Jewels are kept here under lock and key, but there’s so many other things to see. Make sure to check out St Vitus Cathedral. If you don’t have a ticket, you can come into the cathedral, but you can’t see the whole thing. I definitely recommend buying the ticket, so you can explore! The light coming into the stained glass windows makes for incredible photographs!
Old Jewish Cemetery
I love anything that’s old and has an incredible history, so this place was right up my alley. The exact number of graves here is debatable, since people have been interred in layers for over six hundred years, but some estimates state that over 100,000 people are buried here! There are many legends and conspiracy theories about the cemetery too, and most people will say that it is definitely haunted. It’s a very interesting place to spend an hour or so. I highly recommend it!
If you’re like me you’ll cross this bridge a number of times during your visit, because you’ll be walking everywhere! However, it’s not just a way to get across the Vltave River! The Old Town, on the, you guessed it, Old Town side of the bridge is a Gothic masterpiece. The sides of the bridge itself are decorated with beautiful Baroque style statues and are perfect for photographs. Vendors, musicians, and other entertainers perform on the bridge, which makes for an interesting stroll. Or you can simply stand at the edges and admire the views of the city. It’s amazing!
There is so much more about Prague; I could seriously go on all day! However, I’ll just leave you with these little tidbits of information. Hopefully I have helped inspire you to visit this amazing, one of a kind, absolutely beautiful city!
Have a bagel for me while you’re there!