This summer I visited Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, which is widely known as “the mother of all cities”. In my opinion, this is very true. It was spectacular and full of hidden gems! The public transport is very efficient. There are many metros, trams and busses available but you can also visit a lot of the sites on foot as they are within walking distance of each other. Word of warning though – many of the streets of Prague are made of cobblestone which looks pretty, just make sure you have comfortable footwear! While there are many things to see and do, my favourites were:
Prague Castle/ Vitus Cathedral
There are many amazing places to see on the castle grounds themselves such as St. George’s Basilica, Rosenberg Palace and the Golden Lane. However for me, the most impressive was St. Vitus Cathedral. This spectacular Gothic Cathedral is an unmissable site. My photographs do not do this cathedral justice! I just stood in awe of its beautiful architecture and stained glass windows.
The Child of Prague
Being Irish, I couldn’t visit Prague without actually visiting the Church of Our Lady Victorious which is home to the Child of Prague statue. It was smaller than I expected! There is also an exhibition room in the church where most of the statues vestments are displayed, some more ornament than others. I found it quite interesting and prayed for better weather for everyone back home!
One of the sites that I was eager to see was the Astronomical clock which is located in the Old Town Square. It was installed in 1410 and is the oldest astronomical clock that is still operating today. It displays the position of the sun and moon, a calendar and every hour there is the “The Walk of the Apostles” which is amazing to see. It definitely lived up to my expectations.
I hope you enjoyed this post, and if you ever visit, don’t forget to take the time to relax and enjoy the many cafés and restaurants Prague has to offer.
Have you ever been to Prague? If so, let me know if you enjoyed site seeing in Prague as much as I did and what were your highlights!
Look out for my next blog where I’ll give recommendations on what to do in Berlin!