Prague is a city of architectural landscapes, beautiful colors and charming river strolls. It’s a hot destination that remains to be on a traveler’s must do list. I highly believe in travel and cultural experiences, and a visit to Prague [short or quick] will give you just this. My visit to Prague was less than 24 hours, but I still enjoyed cultural tidbits and moments that will make your visit to this beautiful city complete. A QUICK GUIDE TO PRAGUE
Prague is the largest city, and the capital of the Czech Republic. Within a one hour walking tour, I quickly discovered Prague’s rich history from kings and queens to life behind the iron curtain. The history is wrapped around cobble stone roads, small markets and old, towering churches.
Prague is unique, in that historically it escaped many of the WWII bombings, leaving it to be a rare gem in Eastern Europe. Throughout history, only a few of the buildings were destroyed leaving a perfect city testament to a long past history.
I traveled to Prague on a night bus from Berlin, and then I traveled back on the same day of my arrival. It was a quick trip, but I found time exploring the major attractions and still enjoying rest time in cafes. Prague is very accessible by train, bus and plane from many major transportation hubs in Europe. FlixBus still remains to be my favorite and cheapest way to busabout Europe.
If you have a short time in Prague, this is your day itinerary to this beautiful city.
A Morning in Prague
As a tourist-heavy city, I suggest starting your morning as early as possible in Prague. It’s a tourist destination, and I saw more Germans in Prague, than I saw in Berlin. Because of this, start your day at the Charles Bridge.
It’s known for its medieval architecture, ghostly statues and beautiful representation of historical Europe. It’s also a hustle spot for street arts, local artists and tourists. From here, cross the river to explore the local river bank and the Prague castle. The stony walls will tower over you, casting a romantic and medieval feeling upon you. If you find time, the castle is very beautiful and a nice couple hour tour. However once crossing the bridge, take in the sights from the old historic buildings lining the canals.
After a busy morning of walking, it’s time to treat yourself to a delicious cake and coffee. It’s cheap, cheap, cheap in Prague, so get the cake. It won’t hurt! The perfect spot to escape the city and enjoy is Cukrarna U knoflicku. The chocolate cake was amazing.
An Afternoon in Prague
You can spend hours walking the side cobble stone streets of Prague, but walking the river was truly my favorite. A favorite place to walk was along the beautiful road Masarykovo nadr and escaping to the park island Slovansky ostrov. If you’re hungry, venture over to Havelska Koruna for an incredible CHEAP meal and delicious Czech food. I was in happy food heaven after eating at this place, and I even had a cheap beer to top it off. After lunch, catch the famous astronomical clock as it rings on the hour.
From here, walk the nearby Pražský poledník square to see beautiful pastel buildings and historic structures. Do you feel like a coffee, Coffee Lovers should be your next destination for an afternoon cappuccino.
Prague holds countless memories and stories to be told. It’s rich history resonates throughout the streets, and it offers way more than a day has to give. These is a quick one day guide to Prague. If you find yourself with more time, wandering the side, small streets in the ancient city is delightful.