Prague City Break

Hello lovelies, it’s been a while! I’ve been settling in to my new place and spending time with the family – which has been so much fun. So, at the beginning of the month, I celebrated my… Ermm.. Twenty somethinggggg birthday Yeah, we’ll keep it there …and I was treated to the most AMAZING surprise trip to Prague! Arriving at the airport with absolutely no idea where we were heading, meant that when I found out we were flying to Prague, I was filled with so much excitement and eagerness to visit a country I knew so little about! No plans, no misapprehensions about whats good and whats not. Just passports, warm clothes, and possibly the biggest smile on my face!!

Prague is an absolute beauty! Situated in the centre on Czech Republic, and central to Europe, I knew I was in for a treat. From the plane, you can spot the picturesque bridges over the winding Vltava River. 

Once we landed, it was definitely a few degrees colder than in the UK – coat on coat weather for sure. I’m not sure I was prepared for the cold, but it makes the experience all that bit different.

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We stayed in the most beautiful Airbnb apartment. I am such a huge fan of Airbnb. If you have used it before, you’ll most likely agree… and if you haven’t, TRY IT! I always find checking the reviews helpful in making a decision. It’s such a great way to meet new people and get to know a city.

So, what is there to do in Prague? Well, there’s actually lots! I have created a short list with ideas and places to go if you’re wondering on where to go next. I had no idea it was such a great place to visit, and at a really good price too. The food is also amazing πŸ™‚ especially the traditional Czech food. Beer is great, the people are friendly, and the city is stunning. Here’s my little list of top things to do in Prague:

 

  1. Old Town Square

As you walk into Prague’s main square, you are greeted by the unmissable Astronomical Clock Tower. Not only is it absolutely beautiful, but amazing!! Glistening in the day and night, it is the oldest, working astronomical clock in the world! The clocks dials represent the position of the Sun and Moon, the months, and the “Walk of the Apostles” – definitely something worth researching! The Church of Lady before Tyn, is the fairy tale, castle looking building just across from the Clock Tower. The Square at night comes alive with restaurants and bars, a little more expensive than the rest of Prague, but still very good value for money.

 

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2. Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge is by far one of the most memorable, and beautiful bridges I’ve seen. Reminding me a little of the Ponte Sant’Angelo in Rome, the bridge is recognised by it’s various statues situated either side of the walk way. Whether it’s Summer, Autumn, or Winter, the views from the bridge are absolutely stunning.

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3. Prague Castle

Prague’s Castle over-looks the city and is a great place to visit if you’re hungry for some history. To get to the Castle, you’ll take a lovely walk through the old town, and up several (yeah, quite a few) stairs. Once you get to the top, the views are breathtaking. Overlooking the whole city, you can see for miles. The Castle itself has several museums and churches, and the square outside has a lovely buzz, and beautiful restaurants.

  

 4. Mlynec Restaurant 

For My birthday I was wined and dined at the most gorgeous restaurant, with the best seat in the house! Seated underneath the lit up Charles Bridge, the restaurant staff really did make sure I had the most magical evening. The service and the food…. THE FOOD…Where do I even start with the food?! Everything was incredible. 5 courses of pure bliss!  Thank you Mlynec restaurant for having us.

  

5. Ungelt Jazz & Blues Club

 I’ve always believed in letting the wind take you to your destination, rather than planning on where to go. So we decided to wander around the streets of Prague in an attempt to get lost and stumble upon somewhere I could celebrate my birthday at 12am… And we found an absolute gem! The cutest little Jazz Bar, hidden down in a basement. The bar staff were so kind, the entertainment was amazing, and the atmosphere was perfect. Such an amazing evening to celebrate my birthday! Definitely check it out if you’re up for live bands and drinks. 

  

Prague is amazing, and definitely somewhere to tick off the travel bucket list! It’s full of culture, beer, basements, history, and architecture. And the people of Prague are amazing! Definitely see you again soon Prague. 

Xxx

    

Comments

  1. December 13, 2016 / 11:14 am

    Wow you captured really beautiful photos of Prague. When I went it was snowing so I didn’t get the full blown effect of the colors. Will have to go back.

  2. December 13, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    To date, Prague is still one of my favorite cities to visit of all time. I couldn’t get over the beautiful medieval architecture and the entire charm of the place. I want to go back again the same time I visited years ago, the first week in December when they have their lighting of the tree ceremony! It looks like you had a wonderful trip and I love the photos you took. It makes me wish I was there right now.

  3. December 13, 2016 / 5:12 pm

    I lived in the Czech Repub in 2013 and you’re right about its cold winters- a force to be reckoned with! Like you say, the castle is a highlight, and the Charles Bridge unmissable. I haven’t been to Mlynec though, would love to sample that!

  4. December 13, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    That is sooo fun! What a great birthday surprise! How did you pack your bags not knowing where you’re going? Lol.

  5. December 13, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    I love how colourful those buildings are! The greens, blues, yellows, etc are so eye catching. It looks like you had a great experience – I’d love to visit Prague one day. I hope your birthday was amazing!

  6. December 14, 2016 / 2:19 am

    Ugh, Prague just looks so lovely. I went there once when I was in middle school and while I have fond memories of staying with a family there for a weekend, I think I need to go back to appreciate it all over again. Your post really makes me want to go all over again. ^^^

  7. December 14, 2016 / 7:01 am

    Wow! Your photos are stunning. I visited Prague quite a while ago and wish I would have documented more of my experience. It was such a beautiful place. Reading your post really makes me want to visit again. Next time I gotta hit up one of the Jazz clubs πŸ™‚

  8. December 14, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    Ahh I was just in Prague last month for the first time ever and LOVED it. Each morning we made sure to walk over the Charles Bridge. Seriously — such a great city. Thanks for sharing, it looks like you had an amazing time πŸ™‚ Happy birthday!!

  9. December 15, 2016 / 1:46 am

    Wow, I haven’t heard about this lovely City and you’ve just tour me around. I like the old town square cause its still so lively and lovely. The Charles bridge and the castle are beautiful as well. You really had a great birthday tour celebration.

  10. December 15, 2016 / 4:15 am

    Oh dear Prague is so beautiful – went 4 years ago, I really want to go back at a different time like fall or even winter so I can see the Christmas markets. Love your pictures so much! Happy LATE bday πŸ™‚ hihi

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