For the last few days William and i have been exploring Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Prague has so many cathedrals and other buildings with spirals it is nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires” and below you can certainly see why it gained that nickname
Here are several shots of the Prague Castle built in the 9th century. It is the official office of the President of the Czech Republic. The castle has been a seat of power for kings, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia.
On our first evening here in Prague, or Praha as the Czech pronounce it, we crossed the Charles Bridge to get views of the Castle. The construction of the Bridge started in 1357 under King Charles IV.
The bridge has lots of Monuments of Catholic Saints on it but because of their age they are very dark. It was interesting to see they are actually working to restore some of the monuments.
Everywhere you turn there are unique and beautiful buildings. Here are a few of my favorites.
Today we walked over to Wenceslas Square. It is a commercial square full of hotels, shopping and dining. It is also the site of important historical events. The statue is of Good King Wenceslas from the Christmas Carol we all know and love.
We also visited the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410. Everyone gathers on the hour to watch the 12 apostles appear from behind the stained glass windows and to hear the roaster crow.
Prague is the top tourist destination for the Czech Republic so there are lots of people visiting from all around the world. It is a beautiful old city and very interesting. However, I am finding that I prefer the smaller European towns like Bayeux, France or Lake Bled, Slovenia. And although I really enjoyed seeing all the sites here in Prague I must admit my favorite thing here is the view from our Airbnb balcony onto Mozartova Park.
It is where Mozart lived while in Praha. You occasionally see some tourists with maps come by to see it but for the most part I feel it is my personal view of Prague.
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Missed you at Book Club last night. We were all talking about your adventures and since nobody had read this post yet but knew you were in Prauge, we were all wondering where Prauge was. Some guessed Russia. I said Germany. We all laughed and laughed. We are certainly getting a geography lesson through you and William. Stay safe! When are you coming home?