When I think of Prague, I think of romantic strolls down Charles Bridge, admiring the beautiful architecture, walking down cobbled passages to find hidden courtyards and quiet side streets. Prague or Praha as the locals call it, is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. I recently visited this beautiful city and was delighted with all it had to offer.
We booked our flight through jet2.com and flew into Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. We caught the Metro to our accommodation. The Metro is the underground network divided into thee main lines, each represented by its own colour, line A (green) line B (yellow) line C (red).
Tickets for the Metro are sold through yellow ticket vending machines and can be used on any type of public transport. If you purchase a ticket using the machine at the airport you can pay via credit/debit card, but for the majority of your visit you will need some coins to purchase your ticket.
During our visit we stayed in an airbnb accommodation in the Prague 2 district. Prague 2 is lovely residential area full of cosy shops and bakeries. During our visit the Jirek farmers markets was on which allowed us to buy fresh produce, czech delicacies and try out the delicious fast food on offer.
Grab some food from the market and sit on a bench in Jiřího z Poděbrad Square. At the end of each day we would sit there and relax as the sun went down, enjoying our view of the TV Tower and the Church of the Most Sacred Heart of our Lord, that dominates the square.
As we visited in April, the cherry blossoms were in full bloom making the city exceptionally pretty and the Easter markets were in full swing. The Easter markets were in most popular squares full of hand-painted eggs, table cloths, food and hand-crafted presents.
It is stated that Prague Castle is the largest castle area in the world, dating from the 9th century. The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia. It is the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The complex includes churches, gardens, alleyways and royal residences.
We walked along Charles bridge to reach the castle. The bridge has a wonderful atmosphere, you can hear performances from talented street performers, have your portrait drawn, shop for souvenirs, buy some painting and prints of the city. There are 30 baroque style statues along the way, some you can rub for luck!