Thursday, 24 September 2015

A Guide To Exploring Old Town Prague!

Hello lovelies! Today's post is all about what you can do in Old Town Prague! My friends and I had been wanting to go to Prague for the longest time, unfortunately we missed it out on our Europe trip last year so we thought we were well overdue a visit! Now let me tell you this.. Prague exceeded all of my expectations, it really is one of the most beautiful European cities I have ever visited! One or the best things about Prague is how relatively small it is compared to other cities, so you can practically walk anywhere and everywhere and take in the beauty from the streets instead of being stuck in bus. I think this contributes to the calm atmosphere in Prague, instead of the usual hustle and bustle of a city!

Things To Do
Old Town Square
(Old Town Square - Staroměstské nám., 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic)
The historical hub of the Old Town quarter of Prague, hence the name, located between Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge. There's so much to see here so I'd really dedicate a lot of time to explore and see everything fully. Firstly, there's the Old Town Hall which is the home of the famous Astronomical Clock but the tower is pretty impressive to look at its self too. If you come at the strike of the hour, you can see all the little men circle around the clock face. You can also see the Church of Mother of God before Týn which is the most amazing looking gothic building, especially at night. The whole area has such a medieval feel and was probably one of my favourite places to visit in Prague. There's a lot of nice restaurants in this area too, a lot of which you can sit outside in which is so nice in the summer!
Havel's Market
(Havelská 13, 110 00 Praha, Czech Republic)
We spent a lot of time wandering around the markets in Prague, and Havel's market was the best I found. Jam packed with hand made souvenirs, fresh fruit and chocolate it's easy to loose track of time and get lost in all the goodies. The markets generally get really busy in the day, especially in the summer, so I would recommend checking them out late afternoon for a less hectic experience!
The Chocolate Museum
(The Chocolate Museum - Celetná 557/10, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic)
Museum is definitely a strong word, it's more of a shop but it has some of the yummiest chocolate ever. If you go I'd recommend getting cold white chocolate covered strawberries.. so good! You can actually see some of the chocolate being made in front of you, which is rather cool.
The National Museum
(National Museum - Václavské nám. 68, 115 79 Praha 1, Czech Republic)
Unfortunately the actual museum was closed when we visited, but I thought the trip there was worth it for the view of the city you get from the top of the steps. It's a great photo opportunity and a nice way to have a little rest and take in the city from up above!

Where To Eat

(Angelato - Rytířská 27, 110 00 Praha, Staré Město)
Every day I was in Prague, I made a daily visit to Angelato (ever when it poured with rain..) Why? because it has the best home made gelato I have ever tasted! If you're looking for something naturally sweet and refreshing I would recommend going for the raspberry sorbet. If you're more indlugant inclined I can't choose which was my favourite between the traditional chocolate or the cookies and cream.. so maybe try both!
(COMO - Václavské nám. 818/45, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic)
We went to COMO on our first day on a whim, we hadn't made a reservation but after being given a leaflet for a free drink on arrival we thought we'd give it a go. The restaurant served Italian, I had a lasagne which was pretty good but what really stole the show was their homemade rustic chips with olive oil.. so good I ended up eating my friends too (oops!) The nice waiter also gave us a flower when we were leaving which was kinda cute. If you're overly hangry like we were and looking for a quick fix - this is the one!
(Erawan - Stupartska 598/6, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic)
On our last night in Prague we wanted to go somewhere a bit fancier. After a bit of googling we decided on Erawan, a really nice Thai place tucked away in Prague centre. Personally, this was some of the best Thai food I have ever tasted and the servers in there were so lovely and helpful. You do have to make a reservation in advance for this one as it does book up, but it's totally worth it! The spring rolls were to die for (coming from a spring roll lover!)


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