The sun was shining this morning so we headed across the river to the Badeniho district and into the Letna Park as we had read that some of the finest views of the Vltava river and its bridges were from here.
Climbing the flight of stone steps we came to a giant metronome and spotted photographers with tripods all around. Looking back we understood why, in front of us the river Vitava in all its glory framed with several of its bridges and the city spires.
After taking some photos ourselves we continued through the park, it resembled a winter wonderland as fresh snow had fallen overnight and it glistened in the morning sunshine. Strolling along the wide tree lined avenues we passed joggers, people walking dogs and children playing in the snow. We warmed up with mugs of hot chocolate in the beautiful Hanavsky pavilion on the left hand side of the park with the river behind us.
Enchanted by the snowy conditions we decided to continue along to the far end of the gardens. Leaving the park gates we spotted Sparta Prague football stadium so decided to take a look. Unfortunately we weren’t able to see very much but we did take a look in the Club shop before taking a tram back to the city centre from outside the ground.
Back in the centre we were drawn to the Charles Bridge and the Old Town square for one last look and then having a final meal in Wencelas Square before our flight home.
We walked the short distance to the Best Western Hotel Pav to collect our luggage then returned to the airport by a combination of metro and bus. Our flight was delayed by about two hours and as the terminal was overcrowded we had to sit on the floor whilst waiting to board. Eventually we were on our way back to London Gatwick airport after a very pleasant city break in Prague.
This has been my second visit to this fascinating city and it was just as enjoyable as my first, there’s always something new to discover as well as beautiful sights to re-visit.
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