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- Hotel Galileo Prague
- Staroměstské náměstí
- Prague Astronomical Clock
- Charles Bridge
After a few delays, we made it to Hotel Galileo via Bus and the metro. We took the metro to Old Town square to take photos of the Astronomical clock and Town Hall.
We the headed to the Charles bridge and walked across at night. It’s very beautiful and it wasn’t overly crowded since it was cold and dark. We then took a tram back to the hotel to change before heading to dinner. We decided to eat dinner close to our hotel at U Webru. The food was delicious as was the beer. The prices were also very reasonable. The only thing that we didn’t care for, was the cigarette smoke, which was found in every pub or restaurant in the city.
- Wenceslas Square
- The State Opera
- Dancing House
- St. Vitus Cathedral
- Prague Castle
The next morning, we walked to Wenceslas Square. After taking a few photos, we visited the State Opera which was very close. We then took a tram to the dancing house to take photos and walk along the Vltava river.
Afterwards, we took the tram to Charles bridge to see it during the day. It was much more crowded. We then walked up to the Castle district to take photos of Prague Castle and St Vitus. Luckily, we were there at noon and watched the changing of the guard at the castle. We continued to walk to around castle district until we stumbled upon tram #22, which dropped us off very close to our hotel. We rested a bit and freshened up for dinner. We went to Nota Bene for craft beer and food. Their Valasek Vsetin NZ IPA was terrific. Unfortunately, the main course that we wanted was not available so we headed to Na Brezance for dinner. The food was great and the beer was incredible. After dinner, we headed to the hotel to go to sleep.
- Sedlec Ossuary
- Iglesia de Santa Bárbara
Our last day in Prague. We went to the main train station for a day trip to Kutna Hora. After much confusion at the train station (nothing’s in English) we eventually boarded the train and made it to Kutna Hora. We walked 15 minutes and arrived at the Ossuary (bone church). We paid admission and entered. The church was smaller than I thought it’d be. However, it was a one of a kind experience that was well worth the trip.
Afterwards, we started walking aimlessly in the direction of Santa Barbara Church. Luckily, a friendly local was able to point us to a bus stop that took us right there. We paid the 50 cent fare and rode the bus all the way there. It would’ve taken over an hour to walk there. The church is breathtaking and so is the street next to the church that overlooks the vineyard and town. We paid entry to the church and was amazed by the artwork and architecture inside. It is one of the most amazing churches I’ve ever seen. Next, we walked to Kunta Hora’s centre and bought souvenirs and lunch. We were able to find a secondary train station near the centre and took it to the main station where we caught a direct train to Prague. It saved us a lot of time and walking. Once we reached Prague, we went back to Wenceslas square for souvenirs since they were cheaper there than old town. On the way back, we stopped by Na Brezance for dinner again. We contemplated visiting the Beer Museum, but figured that we should go to sleep since we had to be up at 3am to catch the bus to the airport.
Traveled in February 2015