One of the first blogs that I found when I first started blogging was Olya’s blog: The Siberian American. I loved getting to know her and learning all about her Russian heritage and traditions, but what I loved even more than that was the fact that we were both Texans and that we were both avid travelers. Olya has been all over the world, and I always love getting to see beautiful parts of the world from her eyes, so I was so excited that she agreed to write a post about one of the places that we were visiting on our European adventure. So here’s Olya talk about 5 things that you must do in Prague!
Hi, The Wandering Weekenders readers! My name is Olya, and I blog about travel and life in Texas at The Siberian American. I was so excited when Ashley asked me to post about Prague today because it’s one of my favorite cities in Europe, and I can’t wait for her to explore it! Plus, the timing is crazy because my little brother just told me he is studying abroad in Prague in February!
It’s impossible to pick a favorite city in Europe, but if I had to, Prague would be one of the cities on the top of my list. I am a huge fan of architecture, and the blend of old architecture with the new in Prague is truly breathtaking. I loved so much about the city, so today I thought it would be fun to share five things you must do in Prague!
Sandeman’s New Europe Tour
I highly recommend doing a Sandeman’s New Europe tour in every city they’re offered. The tours are such a great way to get an overview of the city and learn about its history, especially if you are on a time crunch. It’s a “free” tour in that you pay what you think it was worth at the end. We have done five of these tours all around Europe, and they never disappoint. The tour in Prague was one of my favorites.
A Cruise on the Vltava River
If you know me, you know I love any excuse to get on the water. In our year living in Chicago, we did six boat cruises. Of course, I also had to do a cruise on the Vltava River! I absolutely loved seeing the Charles Bridge and Prague’s gorgeous architecture from the water. Even if you’re not a water lover like me, the views are worth it.
Yes, it’s touristy, but you have to go see the oldest operating astronomical clock in the world. It was first installed in 1410 and still announces every hour with a procession of the Apostles. There is always a crowd, so get there as early in the morning as you can!
Old Town Square
The Astronomical Clock is located in Old Town Square, but the square is also a great example of Prague’s unique architecture. I love both the Tyn Church and St. Nicholas Church. Their style is so different, but everything somehow looks so cohesive.
Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral
If you want to see practically every architectural style from the last thousand years, visit the Prague Castle complex. My favorite was the St. Vitus Cathedral for its stunning gothic architecture. Plus, the whole complex is on a hill, so you are treated to beautiful views of the city!
Writing this post has made me miss Prague so much! Hope you are having the best time, Ashley!
Have you been to Prague? What was your favorite thing to do?