So with Christmas out the way, we couldn’t resist a weekend city break. Preferably somewhere snowing, as living in England we barely see any.
Though with Iceland coming up soon we were looking for somewhere pretty cheap which happened to be Prague! And although the only snow we saw was a pile of shoveled up ice in the corner it still was a fantastic visit.
Read about the things we did in Prague, the best nights out, good food, where to taste the best hot chocolate, and a few
Here is what we paid for the two of us:
Cost for the two of us:
Dominika Palace Hotel
Our hotel the Dominika Palace was amazing and was the poshest hotel
we have ever stayed in. It was a four star hotel. The doors were huge
and I loved the massive chandeliers at the entrance of the hotel. I t
was a nice big room and the staff were friendly and helpful.
Make A Wish On The Charles Bridge
The first thing we did the next morning was
You can also go up the tower situated at the entrance of the bridge
to view it from up high. It costs around £3, I didn’t think it was worth
it though. We thought you could view the bridge from outside. But it
was just a room with a few facts about icons and you could see the
Charles bridge from the window but that was it.
Leave A Locket On Charles Bridge
One of the things you will notice on and around Charles bridge are the hundreds of lockets, with names of people and the dates ingrained on them. And I thought it was a nice little way to leave your mark in Prague. So me and Alan decided to buy one
Although these lockets are taken of eventually, we still managed to get a unique souvenir!
Where To Get The Lockets From
We didn’t know where to get these locks from though and were looking all around the shops, with no such luck. But we managed to find this shop in the end that ingrains your names and sates on the lockets for you. So if you are visiting Prague, and are interested in this then the name of the shop is called Milano…
One thing you will notice in Prague especially on the Charles Bridge is the way the homeless people beg. It’s different from how I have ever seen. They certainly catch your attention. Not many of them around Prague, But it’s just the way they beg with their heads to the ground, no eye contact. Almost as if they are praying. Not like New York then, as their signs have a bit more profanity in!
History Tour – Walk In The Footsteps Of Mozart
After the bridge, we went on a 2-hour walking tour. We did this in Belgium and it was fantastic. But unfortunately this one wasn’t so good. And I lost interest pretty quickly. Certain areas sparked my interest though where you get to see the building where Mozart composed his music, and he talked about Jan palachi and a writer named Kafka.
The history tour is promoted as free and at the end of the tour you decide how much you want to give him.
Astronomical Clock – the Greatest Treasure Of The City
This is the oldest working astronomical clock in the world and very hour
huge crowds gather at the astronomical clock to see the little windows
open where statues of the apostles appear.that represent things like
greed, vanity and death. The only hour when this does not happen is
This is also a popular pick pocking spot for thieves so watch out!
Amazing Views Of Prague Castle
The next day we took a trip up to the castle. This
is a big uphill walk and just as you think you have reached the top and
are ready for a rest, there are loads of steps to climb too! Though
once we reached the top it was a magnificent view from up high. But if
you don’t feel like walking it you can also take the tram or a taxi.
The view of Prague was amazing up high and we were just in time to see the guards of the castle change. (the guards change every hour) you can also pay to go into the castle and there is a cathedral we visited which was free. Well worth a look with the gorgeous, detailed, colorful windows.
Best Hot Chocolate In Prague
We stopped off for the most to die for hot chocolate at Choco, So if you are a lover of chocolate you will like this. I ordered a white Madagascar vanilla and Alan a milky hot chocolate with ice cream on top. it’s just like drinking melted chocolate, it was very rich and pure chocolate. Just the right size as well, as any more and I can imagine how sick you would feel!
Searching For Sculptures
We spent our last day walking around Prague looking for the statues
we had on our list of things to see. I definitely wanted to see the
statue of Kafka, though it took us an hour to find it! Even with the
help of google maps. Which kept saying you have arrived at your
destination, When obviously we hadn’t!
Oh and look what we found while looking for the statue – a beer bike! Amazing! What better way to see the city of Prague, riding on a
Visit The John Lennon Wall
Next we visited the John Lennon wall. A colorful wall filled with lyrics
from Beatles songs. The art is nice in places and I particularly
enjoyed reading the lyrics, but it was a shame about the other graffiti
on the wall. And people writing on the wall to say ‘I was here in
Prague’ but it was good to see.
Jan Palach Self – Immolation
One thing I learnt about visiting Prague was the story of Jan Palach. Who was a student. He sacrificed himself by setting himself on fire in Wencesias Square. Over a protest against the Prague Spring
Wencesias Square was dotted with red candles and flowers laid down in memory of Jan Palach.
Shop In Prague
In Prague, you will find a lot of shops selling crystals. Typically,
known as Bohemia crystal. Crystal is a well-known export in Czech. But
before you buy make sure you look to see where it is made from. Whether
it’s made from China or actually made from Czech.
There are some gorgeous crystal vases and such in the shops. Well worth a look.
Also, you have the Cannabis tea, cookies, beer… You can buy from various shops and markets. as cannabis is legalized in Prague. But we are not into that kind of thing!
Yummy Czech Food
We didn’t eat much Czech food as most of our holiday diet is Mcdonald’s.
But we made sure to try the Goulash – which was beef and breaded
dumplings. It was a nice enjoyable meal.
And if you ever go to Prague, you will quickly become familiar with
We also discovered a harbor boat restaurant near the Charles bridge.
So we ate there one night. Disappointed that it wasn’t Czech food but
the food, atmosphere and view was amazing. It’s actually an Italian
restaurant so we ordered our favorites!
But when coming out of the restaurant at night and you decide you
want to take a photo of the boat. Watch out for the anchor that comes
out of the ground. Alan was too busy trying to take the photo, he didn’t
notice it and went smack straight into the anchor and nearly had a
Best Bar In Prague
There is a lot of clubs and nightlife in Prague. We
And we loved the Prague beers. Delicious! And they are known for the big heads on the beers. Beer in Prague (like everything else) is
Average Cost Of Food And Drink In Prague
Choco Cafe: £4.05
Dominika palace £13.40
History tour £10
Rock o Reilly breakfast £10
Pint in Rock o Reillys £4.04
Marine Italian Restaurant: £17.5 (food and one beer)