Prague bridges

Day 4. A walk around Prague

Our final day in Prague had come around all too quickly but as we were booked home on an evening flight we still had plenty of time to enjoy the city.  After checking out of the lovely Mama Shelter hotel we took a short tram ride to Letna Park, located in an elevated position in the …

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Klaus Synagogue, Prague

Day 3. Beyond Prague centre

Our day started with a visit to Prague Planetarium located close to the hotel in Stromovka Park.  It's dome is one of the largest in the world and measures 23.5 metres in diameter. It's free to view the permanent exhibition of optics and to explore the numerous interactive astronomy displays.  For those interested in star gazing, tickets …

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Prague Castle

Day 2. Prague Castle and National Museum

After enjoying a hearty breakfast in the lovely restaurant at Mama Shelter we boarded a tram to Wenceslas Square so that we could visit the National Museum.  This square is the largest in Prague and takes its name from St. Wenceslas, the Czech patron. It's actually more of a rectangle than a square and was formerly known …

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Old Town Square, Prague

Day 1. A weekend in Prague

The previous afternoon we'd taken an EasyJet flight from Manchester over to Václav Havel airport in Prague to enjoy a short break in the Czech capital.  Getting into the centre was inexpensive as 90 minute transport tickets cost only 40czk (£1.38).  For visitors aged 65+ travel on public transport is free of charge and no …

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Prague Astronomical Clock

Day 1. Prague City Break

After taking an early morning flight from London Gatwick to Prague's Vaclav Havel airport we transferred to the city centre by bus and metro.  Arriving into a winter wonderland of thick snow we made our way to the Best Western Hotel Pav, our home for the next three nights. Settling in to our room, we …

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Prague old town square in winter

Day 2. Visiting Prague Castle

After a hearty breakfast in the Hotel Pav's modern restaurant, we wrapped up well to protect us from the below freezing temperatures and set off to visit the castle. Prague castle views Overlooking the Vltava river stands the magnificent Prague Castle, the largest medieval castle in Europe and today the home of the President of …

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Weir on Vltava river, Prague

Day 3. Petrin Hill and a walk along the Vltava river, Prague

After breakfast we decided to visit Petrin Hill and Observation Tower.  Getting there was by funicular from Ujezd Street in the Lesser Town.  The funicular railway forms part of the Prague public transport system so our day ticket covered this journey. On reaching the summit of Petrin Hill we saw a replica of Paris's Eiffel …

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Vltava river, Prague

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. Climbing the flight of stone steps we came to a giant metronome and spotted photographers …

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