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We czeched out Prague

At 9flats, we’re just about to turn one-year-old. We thought this was a good excuse to celebrate: and what better way than with a weekend escape to the jewel of Central Europe? So, last Friday afternoon, in a minibus full of dreams, eager to discover this beautiful city, we headed off to Prague.

When we arrived, we were greeted by the host, Mr Lorenz, who very kindly showed us the rooms in the beautiful building where we’d be sleeping. Then, dinner in a great restaurant, ‘U Bulinu’, where we tasted traditional dishes from the city, with a more than attractive price. A walk into the centre of town in search of dinner and a bar was enough for us to begin to fall in love with the city.
The next day, we visited the city centre and walked around its stunning Old Town. In Old Town Square, we saw the astronomical clock, a genius artefact of medieval architecture. And of course we couldn’t miss the famous Charles Bridge nearby, with its sculptures (we recommend not to miss some, like ‘La Piedad’). Across the city, being careful not to slip on the snow, we ‘climbed’ up to the castle, which gave us spectacular views of the city. Upthere, we enjoyed not only this wonder, but also the gothic St. Vitus Cathedral.

Of all the places we saw, some highlights I would recommend were:

  • The Church of St. Nicholas, a piece of Baroque art
  • The Spanish Synagogue, with its beautiful interior
  • Most of all, the entrance of the old part of the main train station (Hlavni Nadrazi), where for a second we seemed to have taken a leap back in time. With its great dome and cafeteria, this part of the station is on the top floor and away from the noise typical of large stations

Enjoying a good cappuccino in the lonely station cafe is a must before catching the train back and saying goodbye to Prague, but not before looking back and wishing with all your heart to see this wonderful city again in this life.

Post by Borja Bethencourt

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Written by , February 21, 2012