Prague, continued

On our second day in Prague we set out for Prague Castle and the other major tourist attractions in the city. The castle and grounds were nice. There were many tourists but it was fun to walk around and take pictures with the guards.

Look at this guy!

Look at this guy!

St. Vitus Church

St. Vitus Church

Beautiful windows in St. Vitus.

Beautiful windows in St. Vitus.

Views of the city from the castle.

Views of the city from the castle.

After the castle we went toward the Lennon Wall. What a cool place. My friend was there about a month before and she said it looked totally different. A very interesting art piece.

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We mostly just walked around checking out the amazing buildings. The architecture and facades of the buildings are simply beautiful! We stopped for a late lunch at a wonderful little cafe, Cafe Louvre. The atmoshpere was great and the food was good.

Lover's Locks near the Lennon Wall.

Lover’s Locks near the Lennon Wall.

Apple Strudel at Cafe Louvre.

Apple Strudel at Cafe Louvre.

After our lunch we continued our sightseeing. It was a lovely day in Prague. When we returned to the hotel we asked the desk manager about the castle that is just behind the hotel. She told us a bit about the old castle, so we decided to head there in the morning.

Giant Christmas Tree in Old Town.

Giant Christmas Tree in Old Town.

Castle view at Night.

Prague Castle view at Night.

On Friday morning we set off for the castle, Vysehrad, and had a look around the grounds. The freezing wind was whipping through the area so we took refuge in the basilica on the castle grounds. What an amazing place it was. Probably one of the most amazing churches I have been in. Everywhere you looked there was something beautiful to see. The place was covered from floor to ceiling in art.

The doors were awesome!

The doors were awesome!

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Basilica of Peter & Paul

Even the ceilings were impressive.

Even the ceilings were impressive.

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This tree was cold...

This tree was cold…

It was a very cold day, but after a quick change of clothes we were back out exploring the city. After checking out some more sites in the old Jewish neighborhood and Old Town, we looked for a warm place to spend some time. I had seen a museum that had Czech Press Photography on display, so I convinced Liz to go back. I am so glad I did.

Dancing buildings.

Dancing buildings.

Amazing doors in Prague!

Amazing doors in Prague!

Jewish Synagogue, the oldest one outside of Jerusalem.

Jewish Synagogue, the oldest one outside of Jerusalem.

Jewish Cemetery

Jewish Cemetery

View of Old Town from outside the Czech Press Photo museum.

View of Old Town from outside the Czech Press Photo museum.

The museum was wonderful and the building that housed it was even better. Very historic with many of the old frescos partially in-tact, although faded. After the museum and dinner we headed to see the ballet. The Prague Ballet has choreographed the traditional Nutcracker music to the story A Christmas Carole. It was a great ballet and we had good seats, for 30 crowns each ($1.50).

Inside the National Theater.

Inside the National Theater.

Loved the sidewalks!

Loved the sidewalks!

Loved them!

Loved them!

The following morning we set off for the train station and our return journey to Munich. Before boarding the train we had some delicious cake in the bookshop at the station and then got some mulled wine to go. It was a nice journey home. We had a car to ourselves most of the time and no rowdy men next door.

Delicious cake (the brand is on the display behind it).

Delicious cake (the brand is on the display behind it).

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About Andrea

I am teacher and traveler blogging my experiences living as an expat from the USA. From 2007-2012 I lived and worked in Oregon, USA. From 2012 (when I started blogging) to 2014, I lived and worked in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. In August 2014 I begin living and working in Santa Ana, Costa Rica.
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3 Responses to Prague, continued

  1. Thelma Kalms says:

    I was amazed at the churches, the doors, the outside and the insides, when you opened the door,you never knew what the insides would bring- always FANTASTIC!!!

  2. I’m not much of a traveler, but i went to Prague in 2007 and fell in love with it. The Jewish cemetery was mind blowing – sad – but mind blowing. The astro clock is awesome but the creepiest thing is the 1000’s of bodies buried under the roads… What a place!

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