Hello everyone! I am going to tell you all about my trip to Prague! Prague is definitely one of my favorite European cities. It’s such a beautiful historical city with such great energy.
On my first day in Prague I was welcomed by the easiest customs border protection ever! I got into a taxi from the airport and from observing the buildings outside of the city, I noticed tons of graffiti and vandalism. So I was kind of weary about the city and what experience I am gonna have. But once I got into city center which is what the locals call old town praha, i was blown away by how beautiful and whimsical the city was. The city was so colorful and had a medieval feel to it. It seemed as though I was in a fairy tale book.
After checking in my hotel I quickly rushed to take a stroll around the city. Iwalked around in my walking shoes (luckily I brought them because the road is all cobble stone).I walked around Lesser Town which is the part of town where I was staying. Lesser Town Prague is where The St. vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle is located. The Prague Castle is the most significant historical monument in Prague. It was home to Bohemian kings, Czech Republic and Roman Emperors. It is in the Guiness World records as the largest castle in the world. Within the Castle is the St. Vitus Cathedral. It is built in Gothic Architechture and is the most important cathedral in Prague. It is where the archbishop is seated and is where the tomb of many Bohemian kings and Holy Roman emperors are kept.
After checking out the Prague Castle I walked to Old Town where a lot of the things to do in Prague are happening. From puppet shows and orchestras to highend shopping and beer tasting. The energy in Old Town is remarkable. Old Town is just right on the other side of the river which separates Old town from Lesser Town. There were tons of churches to check out. A couple of churches were the St. Nicholas Churches one in Lesser Town and the other in Old town. The one in Old Town was filled with painted ceilings and was much smaller than the other. After checking out the churches and its wonderful architechture I stumbled upon the famous Atronomical Clock. The Astronomical Clock is used to predict certain events in time.. some even say if you look close enough, you may see certain events in the past that maybe linked to some symbols in the clock. So many people were getting married and taking wedding portraits infront of the landmark. What amazes me is that the clock was installed in 1410 and is the oldest clock that still works in the world! Pretty cool! I ofcourse went on top of the tower where the clock was and had an amazing bird’s eye view of the city.
During my 4 day trip to Prague I also decided to take one of the river cruises that basically explained the whole history of the city. It gave amazing views of the most famous landmarks of the city including the Prague Castle which was sitting on top of a hill. Charles Bridge which I walked across after my river cruise. Charles Bridge is the famous bridge on Vltava river. It is very significant in history because it was mainly used for trade between eastern and western Europe. The bridge was built in the 14th century and finished in early 15th century. The bridge was filled with lots of sculptures of old saints and patrons from famous Bohemian artists and like most architechture in Prague, it’s very Gothic. The bridge gave a spectacular view of Lesser Town and everything just seemed like a perfect painting.
To summarize my experience i would just say spectacular, amazing, whimsical, beautiful and magical. Those are the words I would use to describe this wonderful city. It has definitely made my list of favorite places in the world. And I am very thankful that a place like prague exists not only in Europe but also in my heart.