Old town square
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The nice weather of the previous two days had gone and it was depressingly dull, so what better way to cheer ourselves up but to go to the torture museum, random. Surprisingly good museum above some shops on the Stare Mesto side of the bridge, plenty of weird and wonderful stuff!
Staromestske Namesti (old town square) was next were there was some kind of Easter festival on, we sat in one of the many cafes all providing rugs and heaters under cover from the rain, most impressive! The square is where you'll find the Astronomical clock, a definite visit for the hourly show as the clock chimes and also a scary looking statue of Jan Hus, a preacher and national hero, which to me resembles Darth Vader.
There are loads of little side streets to explore around here with plenty of treats, one of which is Cream and Dream (Husova 12), an ice cream cafe and another a statue of golem, a Czech legend hidden down an alley.
As it was a Saturday we decided it was time for another night out this time round the old town square, we went into a few bars, the only one which I can remember was legends (Tyn) - a sports bar and ended up in L'enfer Rouge (Jakubska 2) the most random bar/club I have ever been in. There were some weird statues (one involving a dolls head and a record player if I remember correctly) the place also served absinth and red bull a lethal concoction which I only had one of, unlike the others who regretted it big time in the morning! Downstairs there was a cellar club where it looked like the majority of the crowd enjoyed something a bit harder than alcohol!!