If you’re traveling through Eastern Europe, a country you have to stop in is the Czech Republic. This country is beautiful, but one of the places you’ve got to make time for is its capital city of Prague. The city is an incredibly historic location and there’s plenty to see and do while you’re there. The architecture is stunning and you’ll find something interesting down every street. An added bonus is that the Czech Republic is much more affordable when compared to other countries in Europe; you’ll be able to find fantastic places to stay and eat mouthwatering meals for a fraction of the cost you’d find in other locations.
Old Towne Square
If you’re trying to figure out where to stay in Prague, finding a place in Old Towne Square is a great idea. It’s centrally locally, particularly to the historic section of Prague. You’ll be able to walk to many popular destinations and get a feel for the city as you walk its winding streets. In Old Towne Square, visit one of the old churches sitting around its perimeter or, depending on the time of year, visit whatever market is currently occupying it.
While you’re exploring Old Towne Square, make sure that you take a look at the Astronomical Clock. It’s 68 meters tall and you can climb to the top to get a breathtaking view of the city. On the ground level, make sure you’re around for when the clock strikes a new hour and you’ll get to the see mechanical performance.
You can visit the grounds for free, but you’ll need to pay for tickets to get into many of the buildings on the grounds. Prague Castle was home to its rulers for centuries and is still the home of the current president of the country. You can watch the changing of the guard also also get a view of the city and the Vltava River. Make sure to check out St. Vitus Cathedral with its beautiful stained glass windows as well.
Take a stroll along the Charles Bridge to enjoy the sunshine and views of the Vltava River. You’ll see lots of tourists and locals walking along the bridge and also find local vendors selling handmade goods.
Many people make time to visit the Lennon Wall, located on the left bank of the Vltava. At some point, fans began covering this wall with graffiti dedicated to The Beatles. Now, you can add your own mark to the wall and see what other people have written.
On the same side of the river as the Lennon Wall, you can find Petrin Hill. It’s a beautiful park and gives you a great chance to view the city from a distance. You can walk to the top of the Hill and along the ridge, enjoying the view by sitting on benches along the way. Take time to visit the miniature Eiffel Tower, gardens, and the Church of St. Michael, which was relocated to the area from Ukraine.