Thinking about taking a Prague city break?
Prague is a beautiful city in the Czech republic and is well known for its beers and architecture. Here are my top 10 things to do on a Prague city break.
1) See the Astronomical clock at the Old Town Hall.
Crowds gather to see the clock strike every hour where figures move in a wonderful display. The clock not only tells time but position of the sun and moon, days and months. Get there early to find a good spot as it can get busy.
2) Wander across Charles Bridge
This old stone pedestrian only bridge is lined with 75 statues. During the day you will find sellers of arts, crafts and bands playing music. For a more romantic walk visit during the evening for a quieter atmosphere.
3) Visit Prague Castle
The largest castle in Europe. This castle complex contains a mixture of styles and influences. Catch the changing of the guards and do not miss the beautiful gothic cathedral of St Vitus.
4) Marvel at the jagged gravestones in the Jewish Cemetery
Found in the Jewish quarter, there are 12,000 crooked teeth gravestones visible in this crowded cemetery. The layers of tombs are said to hold 100,000 graves. Remember to be respectful and do not move any stones.
5) Try the many flavoured beers
Prague is the best place to try all kind of beers. From coffee and vanilla to banana and blueberry. There are many brew pubs in Prague one of my favourites is Pivovarský dům.
6) People watch in the old town square
7) Eat hearty food to soak up the beer
Staple foods you will find on the menu include pork, dumplings and cabbage. Expect goulash, schnitzel and large portions of meat accompanied by potato, dumplings and sweet cabbage.
8) Explore the pretty baroque Church of St Nicholas
Beautiful marble and gold interior. If you like churches you will love St Nicholas Church. The artwork is outstanding including many statues and carvings throughout.
9) Explore the city by tram
A great way to get around the city is to take the tram. Not only do they get you to where you want to go but you get great views along the way.
10) Take a trip to Sedlec Ossuary in Kutna Hora
Take the bus out to Kutna Hora to see the ‘Bone Church’ Sedlec Ossuary. The church is decorated with more than 40,000 human skeletons. The most impressive piece is the chandelier which contains one of every human bone.
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