How To Czech Prague Off Your Bucket List The Right Way!
Prague is famous for its culture and art scene, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations for young travellers. The city has so much to offer that it is important to budget your limited time properly.
Food is such an important aspect of culture. One of the best things about Prague is that you can get delicious food cheaply. The city is full of street markets that serve bratwurst, mulled wine, potatoes, Bavarian crowns (large donuts) and much more.
The Charles Bridge is arguably the city’s biggest tourist destination and when it was built it was the only connection between the Old Town and the Prague Castle. The bridge is always full of tourists and yes – it is beautiful, but there is another pedestrian bridge a few blocks down if you want to avoid the crowds. It is also a great spot to get a picture with the bridge in the photo.
Once you’ve crossed the Charles Bridge, head towards the John Lennon Wall, which is a beautiful piece of modern history. Originally it was a normal wall, but during the communist regime young Czechs began to write poems inspired by John Lennon and the Beatles. The original artwork has long since been covered by new works of art, but it still remains a symbol of peace and hope. It is a beautiful place to take pictures and appreciate the art work of thousands of people from all over the world. I even found a Canadian flag to take a picture with.
Your next stop is Prague Castle. The Prague Castle is the biggest ancient castle in the world. The castle grounds include churches, gardens, alleyways and royal residences. The total area is about the size of seven football fields. To fully appreciate the castle, you should plan to spend a full day there. There is an entry cost, but you can choose which buildings you go into. The more you want to see, the higher the cost will be.
On your way back to Prague’s Old Town, check out Kafka museum. Literature fans will recognize the museum as a homage to famous Jewish author, Franz Kafka, who was born in Prague. Personally, I did not know his works before I visited Prague, but I have since read his most popular book Metamorphosis. I did not visit the Kafka museum, but I have heard from some friends that it is an absolute must see!
Once you’ve back in the Old Town, check out the astronomical clock situated in the Old Town Square, which is the oldest working astronomical clock in the world. This is one of the most visited places in Prague. The musical show every hour brings in crowds of tourists. It is interesting to watch, but it was not as exciting as I thought it would be.
I was lucky enough to visit Prague a week before Easter so the city was decorated in all the beautiful Easter colours. If weather permits, it is incredible to rent a paddle boat and take a relaxing ride around the river. Prague is a beautiful city and if you’re lucky enough to visit it you should take your time to appreciate all that the city has to offer.