As I’m sure many of you are aware, on Monday I flew to Prague on a mystery European 2-day break. I’ve been constantly talking about this trip every day for what seems like years now but it finally came around. As I write this, I am currently in the air flying back to my home country of England, not going to lie I’m pretty sure I’m about to die, we are flying in extremely snowy conditions and the turbulences are pretty bad, so yeah if I don’t make it.. thank you for your time and reading my posts. I will be honest, Prague has never been a place on my list to visit, however, I’m beyond amazed at how beautiful this country truly is. I thought it would be a cute idea to write a post about all the things I got up to on my trip away, so whether you are looking for a little bit of Prague inspiration for your trip or are just intrigued as to what I did, here we go, here is my story…
Day 1 is where the fun began and what a day of fun that was. After being ripped off majorly with taxi prices we quickly discovered that Uber is a thing in Prague, making our trip a whole lot easier and cheaper. Good old Iven took us straight to the city center where we got out and went for a wander around. In all honesty, we didn’t have an itinerary planned so we just took it in our stride and let Prague show us what it had to offer. The first thing we did was full of culture and was a trip to H&M where we purchased hats, gloves, and scarfs. PRAGUE IS ABSOLUTELY BEYOND FREEZING. Like I can’t even find the words to explain how cold it was, and I’m from England. So if you are planning a trip to Prague in February, don’t your hat because -15 degrees is not fun.
A short 5-minute walk from the city center is the stunning Charles Bridge. Charles bridge is a beautiful 10-minute walk where you can see great views from both sides of the city. I believe you can book historical tours across here however, we bought a guidebook and done it all by ourselves for free. The other side of the bridge you will find many sweet little gift shops and cafes where you can treat yourself to a hot drink and of course the famous Czech doughnut called Trdelník. Trdelník is a kind of spit cake, It is made from rolled dough that is wrapped around a stick, then grilled and topped with sugar and walnut mix. YUM.
John Lennon Wall
To the left of the bridge exit, you can take a 2-minute detour and this is where we came across the awesome ‘John Lennon wall’ whether you are into art or not, this is a really cool place to go and visit and I would highly recommend you do. I’m not sure on the story behind this or even why it’s called the John Lennon wall but it looks great and is perfect for the Instagram.
The mesmerising Prague Castle is one the oldest castle in the world and a huge recommendation of mine. Although it’s not your typical castle, the castle grounds is built more like a village in my eyes. Depending on how interested you are, I wouldn’t say you needed to purchase an admission ticket to enjoy the beauty this castle has to offer. Once you make it to the top of the hill where the castle is, the views are absolutely beautiful. You can see the Charles Bridge and view the city in all its glory. I won’t lie to you it’s quite a tough walk up however it’s completely worth it and there’s a Starbucks waiting for you right at the top, so don’t you worry.
Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí)
The most significant square of historical Prague, it was founded in the 12th century and has been witness to many historical events. In addition to the Old Town Hall and the Church of Our Lady before Týn, the square is dominated by the Baroque Church of St Nicholas and many other significant sites. Here you will find lovely restaurants and market huts where you can relax, warm yourself up and enjoy the local cuisine. Here is where my boyfriend and I got to try that famous sugary doughnut treat known as; Trdelník.
Indoor Attractions (just in case the cold weathers a little too much)
Although I was only visiting Prague for 2 days we did find a few little interesting places worth a visit. If you are intrigued and naughty like me, I can highly recommend the Sex Machine Museum it was surprisingly very interesting and a great laugh. As well as this, just a short walk from the main square you will find Prague’s UV indoor Golf And Games which is a really cheap and fun thing to do whether the weather is good or bad.
Food & Drink
I’m sorry to disappoint you all but I didn’t get round to trying any Czech cuisine, however, I did find a few foodie treasures I would like to share. Just a few streets from the bridge is a restaurant/bar/pub called Fat Cat Prague
Here is where I had the BEST burger and beer I’ve ever tasted. All staff was extremely friendly and helpful especially when it came to recommending the beer menu. It would be extremely rude not to have a beer whilst in Prague so definitely pop in here for a pint or 4. But be warned they are bloody strong.
Hard Rock Cafe situated in the main square was also a high place to visit on my list. I have a bit of an obsession with visiting Hard Rock Cafes around the world so when I got to tick this off, I was very happy. Although it’s a little bit more pricer than your average restaurant it’s definitely worth the extra. You WILL get a good meal here.
I can safely say I have had the best couple of days away ever and would highly recommend Prague to anyone who is looking for a European city break. Whether you are looking to relax or want a fantastic adventure, Prague is the place for you. I hope my post has inspired you to want to visit this gorgeous country because it truly is a sight and a half.