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 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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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 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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