Prague, “the City of a Hundred Spires” is a preserved medieval town filled with Gothic churches, detailed architecture and indescribable views.
When we first arrived in Prague, our public transportation skills were not up to par and we had one interesting time attempting to find our hostel; Post Prague. With a 14.5kg backpack bouncing on my back and sweat dripping off my face, I was craving a dip in freezing water.
Luckily, after turning up and down, left and right, around and around, we found a tiny door believed to be our hostel. After a 20 minute long stand under cold running water (sorry environmentalists, it was needed) I was ready to explore the old city.
Waiting for the FlixBus from Amsterdam to Prague – traveler style
You can’t leave Prague without trying these deliciously calorie-filled Trdelník. This pastry is made from dough rolled around a stick, then grilled and topped with sugar and walnut mix. YUMMMMMM!
Old Town Square:
Jump back in time to the 12th century whilst wandering through the Old Town Square of Prague. The Astronomical Clock was built into one side of the Old Town Square Hall back during the 15th century. The best way fully appreciates the artistic appeal of this marvel, is to stand with the other tourists when the clock strikes the hour. Why? You can’t miss the procession of the Twelve Apostles. A small door at the top of the church opens and Christ marches out in front of his disciples, while the skeleton of death tolls the bell.
Underneath the Clock are the 12 astrological signs of the Zodiac
On the other side of the town square sits a beautiful church belonging to “Our Lady Before Tyn” or the Tyn Church founded in 1385.
Legend has it that Walt Disney got his inspiration for the castle in Sleeping Beauty from gazing upon the beauty of this sanctuary
The St. Charles Bridge (another masterpiece within the city of Prague) is said to be the connection between Old Town and Lesser Town; crafted in 1357 by Petr Parléř. Spanned across the bridge is a series of 30 Baroque statues. The first statue completed was St. John of Nepomuk, a bronze-plated statue that is said to bring luck to those fortunate enough to touch it.
The Statue of St. John of Nepomuk
We decided that the best time to see all the statues and their glory (i.e.: without the thousands of tourists blocking your photo opportunities) was bright and early with the sunrise. It was worth it.
View from the end of St. Charles Bridge
…until next time Prague