Day 4. A riverside walk in Prague

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.

Vltava River, Prague
Vltava river

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.

Hanavsky Pavilion, Prague
Hanavsky Pavilion, Prague

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.

Letna Park, Prague
Letna Park

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 Wenceslas 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.

Old Town Square, Prague
Old Town Square

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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62 thoughts on “Day 4. A riverside walk in Prague

  1. Holly Geraldson

    Thank you for these posts. I’m going to Prague in Fall and I love reading about other people’s experiences so I’ll know how to make the most of my time there.

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  2. I’ve enjoyed taking this journey with you. This looks like a really beautiful city. Your header photographs are especially spectacular. If I ever had the chance, you’ve enticed me to visit this city.😀

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    Prague has a charm that I think could be enjoyed in the winter and the summer months – unsure when I’ll end up going during my eventual visit, it’s on my list of cities to see.

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  4. kirstenash13

    Thanks for visiting my blog!! I’m so jealous you got to go to Prague. My boyfriend and I were hoping to go last fall but weren’t able to. Will definitely keep these posts handy when we are planning our trip there!

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  5. Thanks for sharing your travel photos and comments. We visited Prague last August and found it to be magical. I liked the summer because of the street markets, the little boats and bubbles on the river – families everywhere. Lots of tourist too, but not distracting from the beauty of the city. Charles Bridge at sunrise is spectacular! Maybe next time we will visit in winter. Your photos are inspiring!

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    1. Thank you for your much appreciated comments Marcus – I loved being there in the snow but as it was so very cold our preferred drinks were mugs of hot chocolate! The thought of late night cocktails by the river sounds appealing! Hopefully we’ll head back in the summer one year. Marion.

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  6. A lovely account of what was clearly a very enjoyable day. Beautiful photos too. I’ve already written elsewhere that we did not enjoy our Prague visit but your experience makes me think we should go again, just NOT at a weekend.

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      1. I think it’s a “definite-maybe” as we plan to do Budapest again so can combine them again. Current plans though are for a year touring England and dividing up into 6 regions for medieval and industrial history. Nothing to do with Brexit, just a realisation that even at our age so much still to see at home! Then its South America 😂😂

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