Last month my husband and I went on a whirlwind 10 day, 4 country trip to Europe. Growing up, I was blessed to visit Europe a few times but this was Vince’s first time. He was headed to Barcelona for work for a few days so we figured we’d make the most of it.
He let me take the lead on most of the planning so I picked three countries I’d never been to – Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Hungary.
Today I want to share with you our time in Prague.
I’ve been dreaming about going to Prague since 2002 when I first saw Vin Deisel in xXx and then recommitted my heart to one day going to Prague after seeing Chasing Liberty (ya know, the one about the president’s daughter played by Mandy Moore?!). It’s so easy to fall in love with this city.
We arrived at 9am so we needed to store our luggage until our AirBnB was ready, so being near the train station was a must (the train station will store your luggage for around $5 a bag). We stayed in Prague 1 near Wenceslas Square. Could not have asked for a better location. Thankfully, Prague is extremely walkable, so Vince and I were able to see most of Prague 1 in the 48 hours we had.
I can’t put into words how beautiful Prague was. I’m sad we only had 48 hours there but we got to see and do a lot! I thought I would share with you what we loved and what we would pass on.
- River Boat Dinner – These get mixed reviews. The one we went on was a beautiful boat and we got to see so much. It was 3.5hr long which was a smidge too long in my opinion but the food and views were worth it. The only complaint I really have is they handed out a brochure with some of the sites listed but there was no tour guide or audio to listen to. I feel like we missed out on a lot of history because of this. If we were to go back, we’d probably do a shorter tour but it was incredible for the price and time we had. We went on a Prague Boats tour.
- Walking Tour – There are SO many available but we decided to do one that took us to Prague Castle, Golden Lane, and across the Charles Bridge. I would highly recommend a walking tour. You have to have a ticket for the castle and Golden Lane, ours was included in the walking tour.
- Prague Castle – Just yes. Go see it. The castle’s construction started in 870 and finished in 1929.
- Golden Lane – This little alley situated in caste and is super cute with wonderful little shops. It was built in the 16th century to house castle guards. I would personally go back because we only had 15 minutes to look around.
- Havel’s Market – This pretty little market is fun to walk around but it’s mostly full of cheap souvenirs. There are some food stands and the market is situated in a popular area so it’s easy to swing by.
- Charles Bridge – We didn’t spend a lot of time on the bridge but you bet we walked across a bridge dating back to the 14th century.
- Astronomical Clock – It was definitely cool to see, but to be honest, we maybe stared at it for 1 minute and then took off to explore the plaza around it. It’s kind of like Havel’s Market – I’m grateful Prague is walkable and I enjoyed seeing it but didn’t need to spend a lot of time there.
Photos don’t do this stunning city justice but below are just a handful for you to enjoy.