Prague in Pictures!

Prague is one of THE great cities of Europe: it’s charming, scenic, has loads of character & stunning architecture.  Not to mention: tons of places to enjoy great beer & hearty Czech food!  One of the great delights of Prague is sitting in a sidewalk cafe, enjoying the sun set over the Vltava River, with views towards famous Prague Castle.  Being in Prague, in some ways, is like being inside of a fairy tale.  And the best way to step into that fairy tale, is to take a look at Prague in pictures…

Prague in Pictures, Girl Who Travels the World

Take a Walking Tour of Prague!

Prague is the perfect city to walk, stroll, or run through.  Each morning, my friend & I laced up our tennis shoes & ventured out for long runs: excited to see what Prague had to offer.  Our runs informed which parts of town we returned to, for both photos & sight-seeing.

So, grab a pint or a schnitzel & take a stroll with us through the streets of Prague…..

Prague in Pictures, Girl Who Travels the World

Prague is a city of bridges, as the city is split in half by the Vltava River.

Map of Prague!

Highlights of Prague

As you do your own walking tour of Prague, you can go one of two ways: 1) Follow an organized or guided tour of the city, or 2) Simply meander at your own pace & let Prague reveal itself to you.  We opted for the latter option, going where our running shoes & wandering eyes took us.  Prague did not disappoint.

Prague in Pictures, Girl Who Travels the World

We literally stumbled across this “leaning” building while out running: it’s formal name is the “Dancing House.”

The “Dancing House”

The “Dancing House” pictured above is a Frank Gehry-designed office building, with a top-floor restaurant offering great city views.  We didn’t plan to see this leaning building, but rather, stumbled across it during one of our runs.  We found it to be a whimsical & fantastic discovery.

Prague in Pictures, Girl Who Travels the World

Views of Prague Castle from one of the city’s many bridges. Our goal was to run all of them…

Prague in Pictures, Girl Who Travels the World

There are few things quite so wonderful as getting delightfully lost in a new city.

Prague in Pictures, Girl Who Travels the World

The Vltava River, Prague Castle, and bridges: just a few of the things Prague is all about…

Prague in Pictures…Prague Castle!

Prague Castle is the defining monument along the city’s skyline, & is the largest castle complex in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.  The castle is a UNESCO monument with a history dating back more than 1,000 years, to its founding in 880 A.D.  It’s an ancient & important symbol of the Czech State, & is comprised not only of palaces, but of churches & cathedrals as well ~ which were some of my favorite parts of the castle complex.

Prague in Pictures, Girl Who Travels the World

Welcome to the Castle…by way of St. Vitus Cathedral, one of my favorite arched views.

Prague in Pictures, Girl Who Travels the World

St. Vitus Cathedral soaring, up-close and personal.

Prague in Pictures, Girl Who Travels the World

Views from the rear of the Castle.

Prague in Pictures, Girl Who Travels the World

St. Vitus Cathedral, backlit by the sun.

Prague in Pictures

Getting up to the Castle is a bit of a hike, but coming back down is a bit more fun, & you can really take in the views of the city as you descend stairs that lead back to both the Old and New Towns of Prague.

Prague in Pictures, Girl Who Travels the World

Strolling back down towards the city from Prague Castle…

Prague in Pictures, Girl Who Travels the World

On your way back, you may come across some random sites that defy explanation…

Prague in Pictures, Girl Who Travels the World

Look for people using paddle boats on the Vltava on warm & sunny days.

Prague in Pictures, Girl Who Travels the World

Take photos on cobble-stoned streets with charming architecture framing the shot…

Prague in Pictures, Girl Who Travels the World

Simply stroll, and take it all in…

Goodbye, Prague…

After our time in Prague, we hopped on a train & headed south for Vienna, Austria ~ another stunning city that absolutely blew us away.  The train from Prague to Vienna took about four hours, with pleasant scenery along the way.  After Vienna, it was off to Budapest, Hungary ~ an intensely romantic city with a glorious skyline & river views, filled with castles straight out of fairy tales.  

Another choice, if you want to get off the beaten path a bit, is to rent a car in Prague, & take in the gorgeous Czech countryside.  Not many tourists do this, & you’ll find yourself well-rewarded by visiting picturesque towns such as Cesky Krumlov.

 xoxo Noelia