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Jul 31

June 2017: Prague Trip Report

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Day 1:

We bought a day pass (110 CZK per person per day) from our hotel front desk for each of our days in Prague. The pass allowed all 4 of us to travel together on tram and metro for unlimited trips. We started the day by taking the tram to Charles Bridge.

Charles Bridge, Prague

Standing on the Charles Bridge over Vltava river gives you a great view of the Prague Castle in the distance.

View of Prague Castle from Charles Bridge, Prague

Charles Bridge, Prague

Karen @ Charles Bridge on Vltava River, Prague

Lesser Town Bridge Tower, Prague

After spending an hour on the bridge looking around at different statues, we walked back towards the Old Town Square. We walked on narrow cobblestone streets through the Old Town.

Old Town, Prague

Astronomical Clock, Old Town Square, Prague

The Old Town Square was very crowded especially around the Astronomical Clock, the oldest working clock in the world!!

Old Town Square, Prague

After walking around in Old Town Square we walked to St. Nicholas Church nearby.

St. Nicholas Church, Prague

There was choir practice going on inside the church so we stayed for a little while to listen. After that we visited Havel’s Market. It is a long market with lots of souvenir and specialty stores on both sides. We ended up doing some souvenir shopping here.

Havel’s Market, Prague


Day 2:

We took the Number 22 tram to Prague Castle. There are 3 stops for reaching Prague Castle but after researching, I had found that Pohorelec stop was the closest with least amount of strenuous walking.

Long entry lines to Prague Castle

We actually did not go inside the Castle grounds due to the very long lines. After taking some pictures we walked down the hill towards Old Town.

Walk down from Prague Castle to town

Next we took the tram to Ujezed stop where the artistic and thought-provoking  “Memorial to the Victims of Communism” lies.

Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Prague

Next we took tram to Jirak Market. It is a farmers market which did not have many items of our interest so we did not spend that much time there.

Jirak Market, Prague

We took the tram back to the very popular, busy center of Prague, the Wenceslas Square. By this time it had started to rain heavily so we did not stick around for long.

Wenceslas Square, Prague

After lunch we decided to visit the Vysehrad Castle next to our hotel (Park Inn Prague). There are some steep stairs and it is a strenuous walk to reach the castle gardens at the top of the hill.

Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, Vysehrad Castle,  Prague

Gardens by Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, Prague

Vysehrad Castle Gardens, Prague

After wandering around the castle grounds for a couple of hours we went back to the hotel for some rest.

View of Prague Castle and Vltava river from Vysehrad Castle

In the evening, we walked by the Vltava river next to the hotel where people were enjoying the late afternoon sun by the river.

Stroll by Vltava River, Prague


Day 3:

This was our last day in Prague and we decided to walk from the hotel along the Vltava river to Charles Bridge.

View of Charles Bridge, Prague

Parents with Prague Castle and Vltava River in the background

After reaching the Charles Bridge we crossed it and took a tram to Ujezed station again. From there we took the funicular up to Petrin Hill.

View of Prague Castle from Funicular up Petrin Hill

We walked around Petrin Hill for about an hour and then took the funicular back down.

Petrin Hill, Prague

Funicular down Petrin Hill, Prague

It was getting close to our departure time for train to Berlin so we had a quick lunch by the hotel and made our way to Prague Railway station.

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