The first full day

Prague Travel Blog

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entrance to the Palace
Ok, so my friend can be a bit of a military leader when it comes to sight seeing, but oh my gosh im glad she was. There is sooooo much stuff to see in Prague that with the limited amount of time we had there we weren’t sure we were going to see everything. We thought we should start at the St Vitus's Cathedral, seeing as that is the most popular attraction. when we got there it become clear why there was a queue 300 strong waiting to get in. (see my review if you want to know more) Our next stop was St Georges basilica and its eerie crypt where 2 john doe’s have been laid to rest, personally I could still feel their souls lingering.
The alter at The Lady of our Snows
It’s a chilling site to think that deeply about it whilst looking at the green skeleton statue and the mysterious skull painted on the tomb. Never the less, I moved on. Next stop was St Nicholas’s Church and its ultimate expression of Prague baroque from the beginning of the 18th centaury. Again, it is so overwhelming; you wonder whether all the gold is just tacky. We took a wander down to Charles bridge where we listened to the buskers and there….unique style of jazz. You cant help but dance really. Its probably the best place to buy unique souvenirs as well because once you get further into town you, like me may become extremely annoyed with the generic souvenir stores selling the same old stuff and the high street chains where you get anywhere in Europe. One thing that I noticed almost straight away in Prague was the sheer amounts of tourists. I know it is the same with any major city but Prague is something different. The streets are crowded and you’ll be lucky if you can rush anywhere with people always in your face, or dwindling along in front of you. The attractions are even worse with you having to decided to be rude and walk through someone’s photo or cause a massive pile up waiting for them to finish, and the same when your taking a photo, stand there for hours waiting for the courtesy of others to stop so you can take it, or take it and risk getting someone’s head right in the way. It is however the height of the tourist season so that’s worth keeping in mind.
clarity25 says:
I'm enjoying your entries on your trip to Prague. I've never been there and I've always been interested in going. I look forward to reading more!
Posted on: Jul 15, 2007
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entrance to the Palace
entrance to the Palace
The alter at The Lady of our Snows
The alter at The Lady of our Snows
can you see the mock eifel tower? …
can you see the mock eifel tower?…
the view from our hostel on the ou…
the view from our hostel on the o…
you cant really see, but this was …
you cant really see, but this was…
and again
and again
random little torture room. Body C…
random little torture room. Body …
another Body Cage
another Body Cage
dont know what it is, but i like …
don't know what it is, but i like…
Jen and the palace guard behind
Jen and the palace guard behind
The view from the top of the hill …
The view from the top of the hill…
this was yummy ! didnt get me ston…
this was yummy ! didnt get me sto…
love a man in uniform ;)
love a man in uniform ;)
Prague Cathedral
Prague Cathedral
Prague Cathedral
Prague Cathedral
St Nicholas Church
St Nicholas' Church
ua all on Charles bridge =)
ua all on Charles bridge =)
Prague Sights & Attractions review
Finished in only 1929 St Vitus’s Cathedral stands on the site of a chapel founded in 925. Work on the present day cathedral started in 1344 by Matth… read entire review
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