Travel & Lifestyle

A weekend in Prague

Two weeks ago, I spent the weekend in Prague with my boyfriend. We stayed 3 nights and 3 days there and I had such an amazing time that I thought I should share all the best places we have been to in this fabulous city.

Prague is such a beautiful and romantic place, I was blown away by the history and the charm this city holds. From the architecture to the food, this city has everything to make your stay memorable. So this is the list of the amazing things you can do if you are in Prague for a few days including places to see, to eat and to go out.

 

Things to see and to do

 

Charles Bridge

 

 

This is probably my favorite place in Prague. It is the oldest bridge which was built to replace the Judith bridge damaged by floods in 1342. The bridge construction started in 1357 by Charles IV and was completed in 1402. It is built on sandstone blocks, flanked at each end by fortified towers – Old Town Bridge Tower and Lesser Tower Bridge. From 1683 to 1928, 30 statues of saints were carved to decorate the bridge.

To go from the old to the new town, you have to cross over the Vltava river, and there are 17 bridges including Charles Bridge.

As you can imagine, Charles bridge is the busiest one and if you cross it during the day and on the weekend, you can barely move. The best time to go is on the evening; with the lights on it is quite magical.

 

Old Town Square

 

This is where you will find the astronomical clock, the baroque Church of St Nicholas, the Rococo Kinský Palace, the Gothic House at the Stone Bell and the monument to Jan Hus. It is the significant square of historical Prague, it was founded in the 12th century and has been witness to many historical events.

What I really recommend is to take a guide who will talk you through the main historical buildings and events in the old town; including the Jewish quarter. Near the old town square, you will see a couple of independent guides who offer 2h walk tours for free. You can join the walk tour and give them a tip at the end. We all gave our guide 10 Euros each and it was really worth it as we have learned so much about the city and its heritage.

 

Prague’s castle

 

 

This is a must if you are in Prague. It is the most ancient and biggest castle in the world so plan at least 3 hours if you want to have a good look around. The castle has a big cathedral inside as well as other historical building. Again, I recommend you take a guide to visit the key buildings as there is very few information inside.

There is even a small Christmas market where you can enjoy a hot chocolate, mould wine and some lovely food.

The gardens are supposed to be beautiful but they only open from April so I could not see them.

 

A walk by the river

 

Prague is the type of city where you have to walk around, get lost and appreciate the surroundings. Everything looks so beautiful. Take a walk by the river and cross a different bridge than the Charles Bridge, you will see this one from a different angle which can be even nicer.

 

Walk up the Pretin Tower

 

 

A great way to enjoy a lovely walk whilst admiring the amazing views of Prague is to walk up to the Petrin Tower. It is meant to be a copy of our dear Eiffel Tower which I found quite cute. You can also climb up  to the tower and have an even better view of Prague.

 

Places to eat

As you may have noticed, food is a big thing for me especially when I travel as I want to try new things and challenge my taste buds 🙂

Prague is great for food, there are so many street food places and it is also suited for veggies. These are the places I have been to which I highly recommend.

 

Clear head – Lehka Hlava

 

This frame was on the wall in the restaurant and I thought it was beautiful.

 

This is a vegetarian restaurant with a very unique and cozy décor. Food was beautiful, fresh and affordable.

 

Mlynec

 

If you want to treat yourself to very fine food and experience typical Czeck cuisine, it is the place to go. This chic restaurant, which is one of the 10 best restaurant in Prague, is situated  by Charles Bridge next to the river so you can enjoy the beautiful view. We went for the 5 course meal and each of the dishes was succulent, so was the bill! :p

Café Louvres

 

This was by far my favorite food place. It was actually on my to do list before my trip as I have read so much about it. We managed to fit this in the last day just before our flight and I am so glad we did. The Café opened in 1902 and has welcome famous guests such as Albert Einstein. Not only the place looks beautiful, classy and charming, but the food is also excellent. I had the best home-made gnocchi I ever had. Everything is homemade and fresh and I really recommend the cakes J

You can’t make a reservation but the place is quite big so although it is very busy, you will be seated within 10 minutes. It is definitely worth the wait!

Places to go out

Prague is renowned for its great jazz bars so you should definitely experience the night life during your stay. I have been to three different jazz bars and I absolutely loved it.

Jazz Republic

This one is in the old town and entry is free. You can book online through their website to make sure you have a seat. It is quite a small room which creates great proximity with the band and the audience. They have different bands playing each night.

 

Jazz Dock

My favorite! Honestly, this was probably the best night we had. This bar is on a boat by the river and the atmosphere is amazing. The band who played that night was fantastic so it is worth checking the calendar. We paid 7 Euros each and you have to book online too but I could not recommend this enough. You will have the best time there. Tickets sell out quick so make sure you book a day in advance.

 

Hemingway bar

This is a cocktail bar which reminds me of the Alchimist as they do great alcoholic drinks, original and unique. I had a mocktail which was just as good 🙂

The staff is superb , the place is quite dark and it makes you feel like you are in a movie from the 60’s. Loved it!

 

 

As you can see, three days is more than enough to see most of the best places in Prague. If planned out well you can really make the most of your time there and enjoy the rich history the city has to offer.

 

If you want to know more about any of the places above, please give me a shout.  I would be more than happy to give you some tips. I enjoyed this city so much; it would be a pleasure to help you have the same experience  🙂

 

Bisous bisous

 

Chiccie Chérie

 

 

 

 

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