Prague has been on my bucket list for years. I’ve heard others speak highly of the city, and from what I’ve heard, it has such a wonderful mix of diverse history and rich culture.
Well, it didn’t disappoint!
Hidden around every corner of the cobbled streets of Prague lay secrets waiting to be discovered.
Quick Tip: Wear comfortable shoes. Although the cobbled streets set the scenery, they can make your feet sore after walking on them for long periods of time.
One of my favorite aspects of traveling throughout Europe is the astonishing history. Being from Canada, where our history is relatively recent in comparison, I am always fascinated with learning the ancient history of older cities.
I also visited the Terezin Memorial Site; it was about an hour bus ride from Prague. This was probably one of the saddest, but also thought-provoking experiences I’ve had in a long time.
Although we don’t usually wait until the last minute to book a hotel, we did this time, and somehow, it ended up in our favor. We found a nearby hotel in Lesser town, less than a 5-minute walk to Charles Bridge.
I highly recommend getting a hotel in this area as it was really convenient location wise. We were within a 10-minute walk to the Prague Castle Grounds and St. Nicholas Church. We also walked a short distance across the Charles Bridge, (which never disappoints), to Old Town and the Jewish Museum.
Quick Tip: Charles Bridge can be quite busy during the day, I recommend visiting in the morning as there are usually fewer people around.
I’ve traveled to several European cities, and I must admit the fact that the public transportation system is second to none. It was very easy and very safe to use. The only thing to beware of is that not every stop has an automated ticket machine – if you are taking the tram, you may be able to buy a ticket onboard if it is a newer tram. You can buy several in advance which is what I did.
The best part about Prague is that there is something for everyone, whether it’s to experience the vast history or enjoy their delicious beer at one of the lively bars.