Prague : One of the most picturesque, and aesthetically stunning cities of Europe, pulsating with a palpable zest for life, an incomparable charm, Prague has recently become the hot favourite of the travellers. Defined by a smorgasbord of flamboyant baroque architecture, stunning medieval churches, winding cobblestoned streets, vibrant crowd, and an extensively rich culture, it is a beautiful place to be in.
Prague also boasts of serving some of the best beers in Europe, coupled with a plethora of fascinating flea markets, and delicious street foods.
My perfect day in Prague
Day One – (In Alqush downtown hotel)
I woke up happy and fresh in the beautiful, palace-like hotel room. I hadn’t noticed how stunning it was the previous night when we had checked in. It looked bright and golden like the rays of sunshine, each corner adorned beautifully. The clock soon broke my reverie, reminding me of the breakfast buffet being served downstairs, and I felt excited that I’ll be eating soon. Breakfast buffets are my favourite part of travelling 🙂
So, we freshened up and went to the restaurant to look at the luxurious spread of breakfast. We quickly settled in one of the corners in the regal looking restaurant, and soon went to fill our plates with the toasts, butter, Jams, sauces and spreads, ham, sausages, fruits, salads, and many more. I ate for the following two hours lethargically, and wholeheartedly, and left, all upbeat and eager to explore the city.
The Flea Market
After having walked a few miles from the hotel, we came across this fabulous flea market selling souvenirs, paintings and artworks, clothes, accessories, and lots of food. It was clamouring with excited faces of travellers and locals alike, and the experience was a fantastic one. Prague has fascinating flea markets, and while we were there, we gorged on their street food Palačinky (thin crepes filled with fruits or Jams), Smažený Sýr (Fried cheese), Knedlíky (Sweet and savoury, similar to dumplings yet very different).
Old town Square
The heart and soul of Prague, the oldest and most beautiful square, is silhouetted by beautiful gothic churches and buildings, embellished by the cobblestoned boulevards, and exuberant with fabulous restaurants and bars. You can just buy a drink and sit in the open enjoying the mesmerising view while tuning in to the street musicians, watching the artists, and people stroll by or enjoying themselves. Visiting the Old Town Square was fantastic, and I let it cast a magical spell on myself, and made me fall in love with Prague.
While on our way to the Charles Bridge, we tried another delicious and very popular street food of Prague here.
One of the most common pastries to find on Prague’s streets, Trdelník is a traditional Slovak sweet pastry, cooked over an open flame on the streets of Prague and then filled with sugar, walnut, or sweet and sour ice- creams. It is sweet, tart, refreshing, and it might be an ideal buddy for your mulled wine.
The iconic Charles bridge, one of the most stunning and emblematic sightseeing spots, exuding brilliant craftsmanship, and history, was aesthetically a visual treat for my sore eyes. Built of sandstone blocks, and delineated by imposing statues in baroque architecture and exquisite craftsmanship at every corner, this was the most beautiful bridge I had laid eyes upon, yet. Caressed by the lazy Vltava river which the bridge crosses, and with a view of the magnificent and chanting Prague Castle, this place blew me away.
We crossed the bridge and reached another iconic spot, the Prague Castle.
Dating back to the 9th century, and currently the official residence of the President, this medieval castle looks straight out of your fairytale dreams. It is a stunningly gorgeous complex with a fascinating collection of gothic churches, medieval castles, museums, and restaurants. I felt like I was reading a Disney tale and someone had miraculously breathed life into the castle. This place exudes history and art from every view, and I was left mesmerized, and in awe of the palace.
There is an incredible restaurant to dine at, and even Starbucks from where we caught a splendid view of the whole city. Prague looked enchanting, artistic, and had a romantic charm to it, and as the dusk fell, the red bricked houses looked alluring, the city was a prepossessing sight to behold.
The view from Starbucks
We spent a few hours there, thereafter, walked back in the city. Flanked by art galleries, exquisite and exquisite bistros, musicians in the street, and tempting restaurants, the city looked even more beautiful at night.
While walking back, we had incredible beer and wine at this cozy underground bar near the bridge, and then had dinner at this local restaurant, serving authentic dishes and great beer and wine.
It couldn’t have been a better day, I cherished each moment spent in Prague.
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