Prague

Yesterday evening we arrived in Prague after the long 8 hour bus ride. We settled into our apartments and had a relaxing night. Today was full of sightseeing. We first took a tram to the top of Hradcany hill, which looks over the city and is home to the Prague Castle and St. Vitus’s Cathedral. We couldn’t explore the grounds of the Castle as much as we would have liked, as it is home to the president of the Czech Republic. This being said, we were able to explore St. Vitus’s Cathedral, which is technically part of the Castle. This is an enormous Cathedral that was constructed starting in 1344, with giant spires that make it impossible to miss. As we walked down the hill, we explored the street vendors and markets that we past. We passed over the famous Charles Bridge, which crosses over the Vltava river. There were many vendors and tourist trinkets lining the bridge, so consequently it was pretty crowded. After crossing the bridge we went to a nearby island park that is in the middle of the river. It was a peaceful location with many children playing and swans swimming in the nearby water. What a beautiful spot.

After walking around Prague for many hours today, I feel like I have a flavor of the city. The architecture is very ‘Middle Ages’ with huge spires lining the skyline. The people are warm, friendly, and love their sausage! The weather is chilly and dry, but when the sun does peak through the city lights up beautifully. I can’t wait to explore it even more!

Sbohem prozatim!

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  1. Allison

    It looks just like I would imagine. There are so many small streets and places to explore. It would take a long time to see it all I guess. It’s just beautiful. Does it make you want to stay longer over there? You could probably live there for years and not see all it has to offer!

    • Stephanie

      Allison: The city certainly is very beautiful! I could definitely spend more than two weeks here, but we are doing our best to see the most interesting sights while we are here.

  2. Grammy

    I love the way those spires reach up into the sky. Are those apartments on the other side of the bridge?

    • Stephanie

      The apartments are on the main side of the bridge, the side across the river from the Castle. They are in a very central location, close to most of the historical sights.

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