Prague “The City of a Hundred Spires”

Our dilemma from the schedules of flight is now conquered. It’s time to turn the page and experience the happy life in Prague. A wonderful city which considered as the Top 1 beautiful Cities in Europe according to French people.

It’s the capital of the historic region of Bohemia for centuries famous for its Gothic churches, colorful baroque buildings, Old town square and the medieval Astronomical Clock.

Prague

Prague

Belongs to the top 14 largest cities all over the European Union. It has included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. One of the beautiful and colorful cities it accommodates millions of tourists every year.

City Center

Prague center

Among tourists who visited this city are from Germany, United States, United Kingdom, Italy and other countries. If you have read about World War II and Cold War. In my post from Berlin, you would love to hear that Prague has suffered less damage from the said war.

According to locals, the spring is the best to visit Prague. Its brilliance sparkle of the city after the hibernation period. Winter is quite distinguished for its glowing and magical touch and effect from the snowfall.

Summer season is the boosting period of tourists visitations, the city grieves from heat waves in summer, however, an influx of tourism is always on the positive side.

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Powder Tower

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After getting our car rented in Firefly at the Airport, we directly went to our Hotel in Hošťálkova. We directly install our stuff and went to the city center to explore a bit the city. 

Using the “synerie” phone application with the GPS, we lost 20-30 minutes driving back and forth. We were actually fooled by this app, we’ve used it since before but it seems that It’s not functioning well in Prague.

Powder Tower

Parking our car in Palladium shopping center and started to stroll from there to reach the Old town Square. We started to walk down and saw an enormous tower called Powder Tower with so much charm on it.

It’s known as Powder Gate, a gothic tower of the city, the tower serves as Old and New town’s division.

Torture Museum

Torture Museum

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Madame Tussauds Prague

Madame Tussauds Prague

harry potter

Continuing the road going to Old square, I saw the Grevin Museum a wax museum which resembles Madame Tussauds of Amsterdam.  We also took a look inside the Torture Museum just after the other one.

From the outside of the Madame Tussauds, the statue of Bruce Willis was there that’s why it caught my eyes. Having a quick tour in the information hall I saw Harry Potter and Spiderman wax statues.

We thought of going to the two museums since it will cost us around 7 euros per person.

World Heritage Site by UNESCO

Historic Centre of Prague

UNESCO

Historic Centre of Prague declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1992.

Old Town Square

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old town

old sqaure

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In the center of the Old Town Square, the Jan Hus Memorial dominates, reminding all Prague residents and visitors of one of the most significant and world-renowned Czech historical figures. This place really reminds of the Grand Place of Brussels, a very large and extended place surrounded by some famous monuments around.

Particular landmarks that you can find in the old town square are

  • Old Town Hall,
  • Church of Our Lady before Týn
  • Jan Hus Memorial
  • St. Nicholas Church

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old town

old square

The Church of Mother of God before Týn

The Church of Mother of God before Týn

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The Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn is known for its 80 m high with four small hires on the top if you happen to ask why Prague is Baptist as “The City of Hires”? then here’s your answer.

Because of its beautiful cathedrals and their pointy spires. This wonderful city is well-known because of these cathedrals and spires. The two most beautiful cathedrals are the St. Vitus Cathedral and The Tyn Cathedral.

Getting inside the Church, apparently, they will have reparations to do, I saw this boxes at the entrance of the church saying “Before you enter kindly give some donations for the church” it was something close to that.

I find it a little not that annoying but kinda vexing for people like me who is a Catholic and we don’t really ask that way indiscreetly.

cathedral

cathedral 1

It was a bit tricky to find the entrance of the Church, cause there’s a bunch of tour guide offices and the other one we thought like a “museum” that you needed to pay for the access.

Fortunately, we were able to find the entrance and made a tour inside the church.

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Jan Hus Memorial

Jan Hus Memorial

Jan Hus Memorial 1

When you step into the Old Town Square’s place, the first that will catch your attention is the monument in the middle of the place. Represents victorious Hussite warriors and Protestants who forced into exile 200 years after Hus. The other statue, a young mother who symbolizes national rebirth.

Jan Haus

Jan hus

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St. Nicholas Church

St. Nicholas Church

St. Nicholas Church 1

The Late-Gothic and Baroque church of the city, with a 49 m high it belongs to the monuments found in the place of Old Town Square. It has the oldest pipe organ in Prague and the early baroque altarpiece has paintings by Karel Škréta.

Nowadays it became a concert hall where you can watch a concert from famous artists, including sopranos, organ, trumpet, and violin.

The only thing that bothers me is that you cannot enter the church if you don’t own a ticket. I manage to take some photos after the concert when the guards went out. Took many photos as I can. Forbidden to enter even the concert is over.

st nicholas

parish

st nicholas 2

Watch out for our next destination. It’ll be the overview of the popular place as the London bridge in the UK. It’s the Charles Bridge.

An epic fail, cause we completely forgot to visit the Astronomical Clock just beside the Square. Amazed by the place which made us forget the Town Hall.

Read our next adventure in Prague here: Bedazzle in Charles Bridge Prague

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37 Responses

  1. Helene Choo says:

    Your photos have made me want to visit Prague so badly! I love this type of architecture! It’s so quaint. I also always try to visit Madame Tussaud’s in all the cities I travel to because I find their wax statues really well-made and entertaining (and who would pass on the opportunity to take photos with Spiderman, amirite?) 😀

    • Alexine says:

      Hey, Thanks Helene Choo, Prague is “Magnifique” I could say no doubt of it. A lot of museums though it shocked me a little bit wonderful and tons of museums everywhere!

  2. Andy Richard says:

    I will love to visit some day am from Nigeria. awesome post thanks for sharing

  3. That’s a very important information and not many have written about it.

  4. Heraa Farooq says:

    The more I get to know about Prague the more I fell in love with this place. I would want to visit Madame Tussauds Prague so bad for the love of Harry Potter. You have taken some of really really amazing pictures.

  5. Michael says:

    Loved the read so much I had to double tap share it.

  6. Kimberly says:

    Prague looks absolutely breathtaking!! I love all your pictures

  7. Travelquartz says:

    Its a complete guide indeed, pinned to for next travel to this fairytale location

  8. Aditi says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to Prague and spend some time at the Old Town Square. How could I forget to mention the dream stroll on Charles Bridge. These pictures fuel my wanderlust. Cheers!!

  9. I love the architecture you have featured in your photos. I have never been to Europe but we are planning a trip next year. I am looking forward to taking in all the beautiful old architecture.

  10. My husband travels to Prague often on business and he is always telling me that we must go together. After seeing your lovely pictures, I think he might be right.

  11. Jeuelle says:

    I several friends who have traveled to Prague as classical music performers and they always talk about how lovely the city is. I hope to visit one day too. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Ashley Cook says:

    The architecture here looks incredible! I had never been, nor have I heard it’s voted as one of the most beautiful by the French. That right there makes it added to my list!

  13. Joe says:

    Congratulations! I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. Check out my blog for more information: http://www.joetravelblogs.com/awards/liebster-award

  14. Prague is one of my favourite cities in Europe! I could sit and stare at that Astronomical Clock all day long – you gotta get back and see it!!!

  15. Ching says:

    What was in the Torture Museum? That name is rather intriguing! And scary as well 🙂 We have Madame Tussauds here in Vegas. I love going through wax museums, they do such a great job of replication. I’m Catholic so I especially liked your photos of the interior of the churches. I am guessing they are rather blunt in asking for donations to maximize on the number of tourists coming through!

  16. dawn says:

    what a beautiful city! it looks simultaneously historic and also like it’s straight out of a fairy tale! i would love to travel there one day.

  17. Tyra says:

    I love going to weird museums so this torture one seems interesting! What exactly was in there?! I love European architecture, it makes any photo look nice! Your photo of the Gothic Church looks amazing!!😍

  18. Carol says:

    The city’s really beautiful and your photos capture its beauty, too. The photos made me feel like traveling with you!

  19. Nawal says:

    Aw I’ve always wanted to go and I do a lot more! Such a beautiful post. Very artistic and I loved it

  20. Prague looks like such a beautiful, picturesque place to visit! Would love to go and explore, especially in the winter – I hear the Christmas decorations are gorgeous!

  21. I was a bit disappointed with Prague, such a beautiful city but sooo many tourists!! Hope to get more luck next time 🙂

  22. Teja says:

    That’s an interesting tornado-rock sculpture in the first photo – what is it?

  23. Noel says:

    Prague is the one city I’d love to visit in Europe. Love their architecture and the array of rooves are just unimaginable. If I can only visit one European city, it would be Prague, definitely.

  24. Jody says:

    I really loved looking at all the pictures they were so beautiful. Makes me think I should visit there sometime.

  25. Teya says:

    This is so beautiful. The details, the amount of thought in the planning. I need to visit.

  26. Prague is such a beautiful city and interesting place to visit. Loved your photos. I will definitely have to go again.

  27. I adore Prague! We spent 8 days there last summer, staying with some generous friends. We loved every minute of our trip ! Great photos 🙂

  28. Rahat Arora says:

    Prague looks absolutely amazing, want to explore this place so badly. Your images are to good. Very nice post.

  29. Julie Syl says:

    Indeed!! This is such a beautiful place to visit. and I will definitely put this on my bookmark as my future references to my net travel visit to Prague.

  30. This looks like so much fun, your photos are absolutely beautiful!

  31. I’m always fascinated with the different forms of architecture in other places around the world. Some buildings are so colorful, and others are exquisitely ornate. The wax museums are incredible! Some of the figures are so lifelike, it’s a little bit creepy!

  32. Brooke says:

    Prague was incredible when I was there more than 10 years ago. Your post makes me want to go back!

  33. vinneve says:

    My dream destination!

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