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!