Prague (Old Town) [April 2018]
This is the first of 3 posts on Prague, and highlights sights from the Old Town and surrounding areas. We visited in early Spring – it was cold but there was plenty of sunshine. I adored Prague and I’m excited to share these memories with you!
Photos taken with an iPhone.
Recommended: Use the subway system to get around Prague – it’s super easy and cheap! Get off the subway at Mustek Station and make your way by foot to the Powder Tower (by the Municipal House) to begin your exploration of the Old Town and its historic centre – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Meander through the Old Town, and get lost in its winding, cobblestoned streets. Check out the Gallery of Art Prague situated in the Old Town Square – we got to see a fantastic exhibition on Czech artist (and a personal favourite) Alphonse Mucha. From the Old Town Square head towards the Charles Bridge for a beautiful view of both banks of the Vltava River. Head back towards the Old Town but head north to explore the historic Jewish area, which houses Europe’s oldest, active synagogue and Jewish Town Hall. When you’re ready for an afternoon snack, head back to Mustek station. Nearby you’ll find Cafe Louvre: a gorgeous cafe where the likes of Albert Einstein and Franze Kafka were regular visitors – try their palacinky (Czech pancakes), which were so good!
Approaching Old Town and Old Town itself – street level (we also caught sight of runners in the Prague Marathon):
View of Old Town from the Old Town Hall (and looking up at the ceiling fresco):
Charles Bridge and views:
Old Jewish Town Hall and The Old-New Synagogue:
Alphonse Mucha Exhibition at the Gallery of Art Prague [link]:
Cafe Louvre [link]:
Parts 2 and 3 on Prague will focus on Mala Strana and Zizkov.
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