We spent the last three days in the beautiful city of Prague. Both of us had never been before but it was on our wish list of places to visit.
Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, due to its historical old town. We had only heard good things about the city so we were not surprised when we fell in love with the medieval city.
We booked our bus tickets through Student Agency Bus Lines , a bus line that offers cheap tickets for cities all over Europe. Our ticket from Vienna to Prague cost 18 euros one way- a lot cheaper and basically the same length of time as taking a train.
We arrived in the evening and checked in to our apartment suite-Prague Residences. We were greeted by a friendly member of staff who explained the suite to us before pointing out all the main attractions to see on the city map.
We honestly loved the apartment. It was so nice having our own suite in the heart of the city. We could really make ourselves feel at home for a few days and at a reasonable price.
We decided to make no real plans and just explore the streets, seeing where we ended up. We heard from someone that it is easy to get lost in the streets of Prague, but “Happily” lost. We can agree with that statement. Every corner lead to another beautiful site, or interesting shop/cafe.
Luckily for us we got beautiful weather so when we reached the Vltava River, we got some stunning views. In the distance we could see the famous Charles Bridge-built in the 1300s- with the Prague Castle behind it.
The Charles Bridge is possibly one of the most famous landmarks in Prague. It is here you will find artists and musicians entertaining the tourists as they cross to the other side.
Exploring the Castle
The next day we made our way to the Prague Castle. We read before hand that it is best to take the tram two or three stops past where most of the tourists get off- outside of the Savoy Hotel. That way you can walk down the mountain instead of up the mountain. As it is a steep climb we were glad we did our research- also the view from the top was pretty great.
The Prague Castle has been a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia. It is said to be the largest ancient castle in the world.
We were surprised at how big it actually was. There was so much to see and we realized one trip to Prague would not be enough.
So much to see so little time..
Our trip to Prague flew by and we were sad to say goodbye. In conclusion, Prague is a city with so much to see and do. From the history to the people to the food, Prague has it all. For those interested in the true ” European” experience, consider visiting Prague- guaranteed you will love it.
*We would like to thank Prague Residences for making our stay in Prague so enjoyable.
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