Prague on first impression was what I assumed Czech Republic would be before travelling there. Gorgeous medieval views, amazing architecture and with so much charm in 360 view, it was sometimes hard to focus. This trip was not top in my travel list but went anyway with family and with Seb joining in, it made it sweeter. Glad I tagged along because it was memorable. In all honesty, Prague had a different vibe than other parts of EU. I found it to be calm, artistic and also really romantic. I remember strolling down the sidewalks of the Vltava river everyday and overlooking at Charles Bridge.
WHERE TO STAY
Max has the premium tier of Accor membership and as with most/all family vacations, we will end up staying at a hotel under Accor Group. In Prague, we stayed at – Novotel Praha Wenceslas Square. It wasn’t exactly right smack in the core of all the attractions. This hotel was about 5-10 mins walk to Old Town Square but it was bearable. Walking after a overloaded international breakfast and a heavy dinner of pork knuckle is always a good idea!
WHAT TO DO
- Charles Bridge | Landmark stone bridge linking Prague’s Old & New Towns, with street artists & entertainers
- Prague Castle | Vast castle complex with buildings revealing architecture from Roman-style to Gothic & 20th century
- St Vitus Cathedral | Gothic resting place of saints including Vitus, Wenceslas & Adalbert as well as the state treasury
- Old Town Square | Oldest square in the historic center with 10th-century origins, site of many Gothic buildings
- Wenceslas Square | Half-mile long, 14th-century square with National Museum, St. Wenceslas statue, shops & hotels
- Josefov | The former Jewish ghetto, is dotted with somber reminders of its past. These include the weathered tombstones of the Old Jewish Cemetery, and the Pinkas Synagogue, now a Holocaust memorial with exhibits focusing on Jewish children
- Dancing House | Curving modern office block by architect Frank Gehry, with top-floor restaurant offering city views.
- Petřín Lookout Tower | Built in 1892, 378m cast-iron tower (taller than the Eiffel Tower) with deck for city views.