After wandering through the main square, seeing the Tyn Church and Astronomical Clock, which I posted about here, we (and by we, I mean the hubby) decided to head up to the castle. I will start by highly recommending that you figure out which subway/metro stop takes you to the castle, as the walk up the hill is definitely a hike. It was a pretty walk, but something more enjoyed on the way down than the way up.
I will say that once we made it to the top, the views were totally worth it. You can see most of the city from the castle gardens as well as the mini Eiffel tower on the hill, and the churches within the complex were really cool, including one that reminded me of the cathedral in Köln.
The gardens were beautiful and well maintained.
The gardeners even have a little helper. 😉
We also stumbled upon this museum (I believe) across from the castle main gates. We could see the corner of the building coming up the hill, and was what held my attention to the top. The courtyard was our first stop.
As we didn’t do much research before visiting, and arrived in Prague much later than anticipated we didn’t go into any of the castle buildings, just kind of wandered through the grounds. Being a Seattle girl through and through, we stopped in the Starbucks across from the castle entrance, and it was one of the coolest Starbucks I have ever been in!
After we relaxed and downed cool beverages, we made our way back down the hill to the Charles bridge. This bridge is definitely a site all on it’s own. The bridge is not only gorgeous, but with nice weather, artists sell their wares along the bridge. It also gives some pretty great views!
It was a great day with some beautiful sights! Even though this was one of our shortest trips so far, Prague has become one of my favorite cities.
Have you visited Prague, or is it on your bucket list? What would you like to see?