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Old Town Sq

Wow-What a fantastic place, I'd say it was my favourite place from our Euro-trip. We arrived early afternoon, walked down from the train station into the main square and found our hostel, tucked away on a busy side street. We checked in and explored our dorm. We stayed at the Prague Square Hostel, literally less than a minute walk to the main square. Fantastic location, great staff and service, the dorms were extremely cramped, and the bunks were not too safe, and to top it all off we were in a room with 6 british guys on a stag doo. Despite this, we had a great stay here, the location of the hostel meant we could just pop back to change or drop things off anytime.

Our first day here was spent wandering around, searching out cheap supermarkets to eat, and sitting and watching the atronomical clock, just about every hour.

It just doesnt get boring! We didn't do too much this day, just explored the city. On our second day we booked a city walking tour, starting at Wenceslas Square, the group of around twenty, walked down into the city, along the main route and we were given a very detailed in depth explanation about the history and architecture of the city. We then walked down to the river and were taken on a one hour long boat ride up and down the river, this was great as the informative tour continued, along with a free bottle of Czech beer! It was perfect! The tour lasted around six hours in total and included a three course meal at a traditional Czech restaurant. This was great as we got to sit next to other travellers, and had an hour or so to meet new people and exchange travel plans and contacts.
Waiting for the astronomical clock to chime.

The tour ended with a final walk to Prague Castle, atop the hill and across the river! Thankfully, included in the price of the tour also, was a tram ride to the top of the very steep hill! The views here are breath taking, from here you can see just how beautiful Prague is and get a real feel for the city. This was one of the highlights of our trip, just sitting outside the castle and taking it all in.

When we bought the city walking tour, from Prague Tours, I think it was. We were given a token for a free city ghost tour. Usually about £10, the tour meets outside the astronomical clock every evening around 6pm, and you will be greeted by a young lady wearing a black cloack and halloween mask.....

Needless to say, the tour was awful. It consisted of being taken around the main square, told rediculous ghost stories that not even a five year old would believe, while a man in silly costumes jumped out at you at each stop.

View from the castle
Around ten people started the tour and I think it was only us that made it to the end, we stayed purely for comedy value, and hoping that something much better awaited and this was just a silly joke.

I would highly recommend spending a few days in Prague if you are considering a EuroTrip. There aren't a lot of things to actually do per say, there are various tours, and museums, but the best thing to do is just walk around and look. Prices can be quite steep, with the restaurants and bars on the main square being expensive and over priced. But if you just walk a few streets back, you can find lots of small cafe's and bars that serve food for a more acceptable price.

 

 

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Old Town Sq
Old Town Sq
Waiting for the astronomical clock…
Waiting for the astronomical cloc…
View from the castle
View from the castle
Dali museum on Old town Sq.
Dali museum on Old town Sq.
Town Sq
Town Sq
Dali museum.
Dali museum.
Town Sq.
Town Sq.
Town Sq at night
Town Sq at night
Castle
Castle
Obelisk at the Castle
Obelisk at the Castle
Astronomical Clock on Old sq.
Astronomical Clock on Old sq.
At the castle
At the castle
View from Prague Sq Hostel at night
View from Prague Sq Hostel at night
Jerusalem Synagogue, New Town Prag…
Jerusalem Synagogue, New Town Pra…
Prague
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