Picture Perfect Prague!
Prague is a perfect place to relax, savor world cuisines, explore charms of European history, and beautiful landscapes. Here is are the things we saw in Prague apart from just chilling out on old town square, near the river, at Charles bridge, actually pretty much everywhere.
Prague Orloj or Astronomical Clock
St. Vitus Cathedral
Founded in 930, it is a Roman Catholic metropolitan cathedral and the seat of the Archbishop of Prague. It is the largest and the most important church in Czech Republic. The church is built in Gothic style of architecture and is part of Prague Castle complex and hence under the purview of government. The Church houses tombs of many Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors.
Construction of Charles Bridge started in 1357 and completed in early 15th century. The bridge was built in place of old Judith Bridge which was destroyed by the floods in 1342. It used to be the only and most important connection between Prague castle and old town till 1841. This bridge was famed in India via a Bollywood movie Rockstar. It is one of the most famous bridges that take you across the river Vltava which divides the city in two parts. The Bridge showcases plenty of statues, art peddlers and musicians all through the day and evening.
Built in 1240 at the historic center of Brugge, Belfry is a medieval bell tower which housed city archives. In 1280 the tower and city archives were destroyed in a massive fire and the tower was rebuilt. One can take the Ariel view of the city from top of this tower. My suggestion is to definitely climb the Belfry, although I couldn’t do so, due to holiday rush we didn’t get the tickets after standing in the queue for about an hour.
Josefov, Jewish Quarter
Jews settled in Prague in 10th century. During Second World War when Hitler was bombing Jewish settlements across Europe, Prague was the only city which was untouched as the city was so beautiful. It was one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe. In this area you can find Jewish cemeteries, museum, synagogues, and historic grave yard.
The John Lennon Wall
It was a normal wall which from 1980s began to be filled with John Lennon inspired graffiti and lyrics from Beatles songs by students to mark the end of communist era. This site is very popular among young artists and tourists. The atmosphere at the wall is just amazing with some musicians singing John Lennon songs, market selling street food, tourists and artists writing or painting on the wall.