Prague – A city skyline brimming with Medieval wonders!

A stroll through the cobblestoned streets marveling at the skyline of the city popularly known as “the City of a Hundred Spires” will convince the travel fanatic in you to plan to revisit this fascinating city. The capital city of Czech Republic casts its spell with its quaint buildings, Gothic churches, lovely bridges running over the Vltava river and the hundreds of spires dominating the skyline.

Things To Do Prague One Day

Prague Castle

Metro line A (green) to Malostranska stop will get you to the Old Castle Stairs. The climb up to the entrance has beautiful views over the red-tiled rooftops of the Lesser Quarter.

Things To Do Prague One Day

An early morning visit to the castle grounds greeted us with tranquility and medieval charm minus the tourist crowd.

Things To Do Prague One Day

Tickets and the walking tourist map can be bought from the information centers for combinations of palaces and museums from castle complex with a validity of two days.

The castle guard changing ceremony takes place at 12 noon in the first courtyard, known as the Courtyard of Honor. The second courtyard has a stunning Baroque Kohl’s Fountain with lion statues on the pillar and the Chapel of the Holy Cross with two elegant statues placed in the niches of the bright white facade.

Things To Do Prague One Day

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St Vitus Cathedral

The third courtyard houses the remarkable St Vitus Cathedral, which is the burial place of many Bohemian Kings and their wives. The Cathedral interior has breathtaking windows with amazing stained glasses.

Things To Do Prague One Day

Things To Do Prague One Day

Things To Do Prague One Day

Visitors can climb 297 steps to view the largest church bell and the magnificent views over the Prague city.

Royal Palace Museum

The Vladislav Hall in Royal palace museum has a large arched hall with an ornate roof with airy patterns lightened by five bronze chandeliers.

Things To Do Prague One Day

Things To Do Prague One Day

St. George’s Basilica is a best preserved Romanesque church that stands out visually because of its red color facade.

Things To Do Prague One Day

Golden Lane

The cobblestone street next to the Basilica leads to the charming narrow lane of Golden Lane lined with tiny and vibrant dwellings. The preserved houses exhibit medieval armory and textiles.

Things To Do Prague One Day

Things To Do Prague One Day

Beyond the Golden Lane is the Daliborka prison tower, which holds a small display of prison and torture techniques of ancient times.

We finally walked back to the first courtyard into the Hradcanske Square which houses the main gate to the castle with two massive statues of the fighting stone giants.

Things To Do Prague One Day

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View over Lesser Quarter from Hradcanske Square

Charles Bridge

We descended the castle hill and sauntered through the quaint houses, restaurants and the souvenir shops of the Lesser town to the iconic Charles Bridge.

Things To Do Prague One Day

Things To Do Prague One Day

The wonderful bridge running over the Vltava River is lined with exquisite statues and is jam packed with the tourists, artists, musicians and souvenir vendors.

We continued onto the Karlova Street (Karluv Most) where we savored on the Prague specialty Chimney cakes topped with cream, chocolates, and strawberries. It was just yum.

Prague Old Town Square

We walked into a large lively Old Town Square with a picturesque vista of Church of Our Lady Before Tyn with its exquisite towers, St. Nicholas Church, the Old Town Hall and a statue of religious reformer Jan Hus in the center.

Things To Do Prague One Day

Things To Do Prague One Day

The town square was crammed with tourists taking pictures and street performers entertaining the tourists. A lady was blowing giant soap bubbles and the kids including our darling Chhavi enjoyed bursting it. A sight to behold!

Things To Do Prague One Day

The town square also houses the famed medieval astronomical clock popular for the ‘The Walk of the Apostles’, the parade of figures when the Clock strikes the hour.

Things To Do Prague One Day

We could not visit the old Jewish cemetery as it was closed due to a Jewish holiday falling on the same day. The cemetery is believed to have around 12,000 tombstones which are still uncertain due to the layering of the tombs.

The fairytale features of Prague make it a perfect destination for culture and architecture lovers.

Have you been to Prague? What is your view of this wonderful city? Do share with us in comments.

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27 Comment

  1. Leah says: Reply

    Such beautiful photos! The architecture there looks incredible. It is the kind of place that I would love to visit, with lots to see and do xx

    1. GOBeyondBounds says: Reply

      Thanks Leah.. Prague is a wonderful city brimming with architectural treasures. you would definitely love it 🙂

  2. Absolutely beautiful! I am so very jealous. Memories to cherish forever, love these photos <3

    1. GOBeyondBounds says: Reply

      Thanks Kimberly. Glad you liked it 🙂

  3. You took me to the virtual tour of this enchanting city. Absolutely loved it. Prague is already in my ‘Places to visit’. Stupendous place!

    1. GOBeyondBounds says: Reply

      Thanks Ratisha. Prague is definitely a must visit for anyone who loves travelling and the medieval architecture. Keep us updated if you had to visit Prague 🙂

  4. Kerry says: Reply

    Your pictures are amazing!! Never been here but it will be added to my list now 🙂

    1. GOBeyondBounds says: Reply

      Thanks Kerry. Keep us updated if you plan your Prague visit. Happy Travelling!

  5. Joanna says: Reply

    I loved my time in Prague. I visited a while back and I see it is still the same, it didn’t changed much. I loved wondering around the cobbled streets, getting lost and admiring the beautiful architecture.

    1. GOBeyondBounds says: Reply

      True Joanna. Prague is a city you can visit any number of times. We too have decided that we will revisit it again very soon. 🙂

  6. The architecture is flawless you’ve captured some breathtaking shots such beauty 🙂

    1. GOBeyondBounds says: Reply

      Thanks Tom. Glad you liked it.

  7. charu says: Reply

    I love Europe, blame it on Yash Chopra. But I do. Prague has been evading me for a long long time. Hope this is an omen. Lovely pictures

    1. GOBeyondBounds says: Reply

      We Second you Charu. Yash Chopra has inspired many travel fanatics to keep Europe on top of their travel bucket list!

  8. This seems so different than what I was knowing about Prague. The picturesque description is amazing and it tempts me to add this city to my checklist now.

    1. GOBeyondBounds says: Reply

      Prague is a beautiful city worth visiting. And we can assure you Pranshu there is much more to it than we could capture. Keep us updated if you had to visit 😉

  9. I would love to go to Prague as the culture is something I have always been fascinated in especially the architecture and history.

    1. GOBeyondBounds says: Reply

      True Ana Prague has lot in store for the travellers who look for some history and architecture. Happy Travelling!

  10. Gilbert Mutange says: Reply

    Beautiful photos and beautiful place. Jealous, wish I was the one on that tour of Prague.

    1. GOBeyondBounds says: Reply

      Thanks Gilbert! Glad you liked the pictures. Happy Travelling!

  11. Prague is perhaps one of the most beautiful cities we’ve visited! Your pics are gorgeous!

    1. GOBeyondBounds says: Reply

      Thanks! Glad you liked them 🙂

  12. The archeticture in Prague is beautiful. I never been here but I would like to go some day.

    1. GOBeyondBounds says: Reply

      True. Prague is beautiful indeed. Happy Travelling!

  13. Prague looks incredible! Those stained glass windows are stunning! I Can’t wait to travel to that part of the world. Thanks for sharing!

    Desi
    http://www.heelsnbeauty.deals

    1. GOBeyondBounds says: Reply

      Glad you liked the pictures Desiree. Prague is indeed beautiful and worth visiting.

  14. I lived in Austria, not far from the Czech boarder, was supposed to go to Prague, but the trip got cancelled, lots of films have been made there, for obvious reasons. Great pictures.

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