Prague: into a magical weekend

Located in Czech republic, Prague is said as one of the most beautiful city in Europe. I had the chance to spend few days there with my best friend. She’s actually living there because of her ERASMUS exchange. In that sense, she showed me the best parts of the city!

So let’s go into the city of Prague now: this beautiful city with a unique architecture, colors, a soul. The first thing I did in Prague was just walking around in the city center. You’ll love the colors of the buildings, the architecture of them but also the general atmosphere which reminded me Christmas. Indeed, it smells hot wine, sweet smells and the cold is helping to this. After walking around in the city center we eventually went at the old town square which is basically the main place of the city. There you’ll find the astronomic clock, street sellers, street performers… A real beautiful place but also touristic. Just next to this place you can enter freely into the St Nicolas cathedral, a beautiful mix of luxury with its huge chandelier and church paintings. A really quick detour to not miss if you’re at the” old town square”.

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The next historical area of Prague is the Jewish area where you can find the old synagogue which gathers the names of all Czech Jewish on the walls. Some people will say that it’s a real emotional place especially with the exposition  of Jewish kid’s drawing. In the backyard of the synagogue, you’ll find the Jewish cemetery which is also poignant. If you are visiting it by a foggy day it can be really scary. From this place, by walking 20 minutes, you can go to the Jerusalem Synagogue (which looks a bit like a mosque) and is very colorful. The price is far more advantageous than the other synagogue and the inside is just amazingly beautiful. There is also inside some historical explanations and a short movie. Overall, the Jewish area is a historical area that if you have time and you want to, you can visit.But if you don’t really have time you can miss this part of the city in order to see some other marvelous things.

 

You have enough of visiting and you want to have a good view of Prague? To do so, just go at the top of the Petrin hill. To go there you can either take the cable car or hike for about 20 minutes and honestly the hike is super easy. To have a good view of Prague, obviously it’s better to do it during a sunny day or at least not during a cloudy one or you’ll miss the show. When I got there, the fall season was beginning and it gave to this beautiful city an even more stunning looking. Arrived at the top, we went in the Petrin tower (which looks like a small Eiffel tower) to see all of the city of Prague. I’ll let you admire by yourself with the pictures.

The last thing to see in Prague is the castle. This is the most touristic thing to do in Prague so take your time to do the queue. Arrived inside, my friend and I, visited the main cathedral which is huge, colorful and really beautiful. Except of that, you can walk around the “castle” part (but there is no castle) and visit small houses, museums… I cannot say that this place is not beautiful but I was expecting so much about it that I was quite disappointed at the end of the day. Overall it’s still an amazing place to discover.

So here are the main things that I visited and liked during my trip in Prague. Of course, there are a lot more to see such as the Lenon wall, symbol of peace and freedom of the students of Prague (and the Canals around the area) or the St Charles Bridge one of the most popular one with its multiple artists. We also had a surprise by visiting the Senate of Prague which was open because of public holidays!

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To discover more about Prague, its food, its night life and tips go check my other article about it : SOON AVAILABLE

 

 

 

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