On my trip to Central Europe, I had the opportunity to visit Prague (Praha), one of Europe’s most travelled to cities. We had the chance to visit the sights in and around the Prague Castle, the 2nd largest ancient castle in the world.
The castle has many buildings that house museums, churches and some shops. It is definitely worth a visit! The weekend we visited Prague it was a national holiday, there was food vendors selling a variety of different traditional dishes. This was a great spot to grab a quick lunch before making our way into Old Town.
Before we arrived in Old Town, we crossed the famous Charles Bridge. Constructed back in 1357, this is one of the most popular sites in Prague. As you cross the bridge, there are many vendors selling crafts, paintings and souvenirs at great prices. What a great place to pick up some souvenirs for friends and family back home. As you walk across the bridge, you can view the 30 statues that tower over the bridge.
Walking through winding streets from the Charles Bridge will bring you to the heart of Old Town. Here we came across a large group of people waiting for the Astronomical Clock to do its hourly mechanical performance. There is a large choice of restaurants along the OId Town Square, where it is nice to sit and enjoy a pint of Czech beer.
Our last evening in Prague was spent at a traditional folk evening with dance, song and lots of laughs! Great food served family style and free flowing drinks all night long. Some of our group was pulled up on stage to partake in the dances throughout dinner.
A few members of the group decided to keep the night going and headed to Prague’s largest nightclub, Karlovy Lazne. Throughout the 5 floors the club offered oldies, R&B, hip-hop and an Ice Bar. Definitely worth checking out if you want to party late into the night.
Overall Prague offered a great blend of cultural, history and nightlife for all ages, I can’t wait to go back!