Moleskine inky Map drawing of Prague City, with diverse architecture across the city, breath-taking views, and a thriving art scene, Prague is an exciting destination for any avid traveler. During my time in this extraordinary city, I explored six destinations:
- Prague Castle: Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world, and it features almost every architectural style of the last millennium. Most areas in the castle are open to the public, and tourists can visit various museums, gardens, and palaces located at the site.
- Charles Bridge: Charles Bridge crosses the Vltava River, connecting Prague Castle and Old Town. Its 561 meters length is lined with 30 statues created by prominent Baroque sculptors like Matthias Braun and Jan Brokoff.
- The Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock: This is where the heart of Prague resides, as all of the winding avenues of the Old Town meet here. In the square, you’ll find Prague’s astronomical clock – which features impressive mechanisms which display the positions of the sun, moon, constellations, and planets.
- Vitus Cathedral: St Vitus Cathedral is a gorgeous example of Gothic architecture. Tombs of many Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors are located here.
- The Church of Our Lady before Týn: This Gothic church is a prominent structure in Prague’s Old Town, standing high above the city. It is an impressive piece of architecture and can be seen from miles around.
- The Strahov Monastery and Library: Founded in 1143, the Strahov Monastery is home to one of the most valuable libraries which feature over 200 000 volumes.