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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Madame Tussauds Prague
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 declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1992.
Old Town Square
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
The Church of Mother of God before Týn
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.
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.
Jan Hus Memorial
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.
St. Nicholas Church
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.
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