A Romantic City Break in Prague
Thinking about whisking a loved one away for the weekend? Or just having a nice weekend to yourself? A definite must see is Prague. There is so much culture and buzz that is a great city to spend a weekend. If you choose to visit Prague, you must hire a car as it is a great way to see the city.
The cheaper hotels are outside the city, so you can drive into the city at any time. A great place to visit is the Old Town Square which has many quirky shops as well as newer ones such as Starbucks. Right in the middle of the square is the Astronomical Clock which dates back to 1410 and has been added to ever since by many astronomers and mathematicians. It's great to see, grab a coffee across the road and get back to the clock in time to see the show at 12pm on the dot. After the show walk into the square and just sit for a while near the flowers, admiring the old buildings that surround you. You might even find some quirky statues if you have a keen eye.
It's great to just spend some time wandering around some of the alley ways, you will find some great restaurants and pubs that offer a great lunch that isn't too expensive, and do great beers too if you just want to relax for a bit. The next stop is the new town. Well, if you going to visit the old, you have to go and see the new as well! This will be south of the old town and has shops, restaurants, pubs and all sorts for you to see. Again, try and explore the little alley ways and you will find some great unique shops, and wonderful coffee shops.
There are two main sights to see in Prague, one being Prague castle of course, the largest castle in the world, getting to it might be more of a challenge, but if you have a car hire then you can drive up to it in no time at all. You can view the whole of Prague from the castle, which is just beautiful. Also here is St Vitus Cathedral which contains the tombs of many Bohemian Kings. You can also watch the changing of the guards if you go at 12pm another day.
The second main sight to see is Charles Bridge. During the day expect it to be very busy with lots of people, artists selling their photos and paintings and many statues for you to admire. About half way along the bridge there will be steps down to a small square. If you can find your way around, there are some great cafe's and pubs for you to have some lunch. Also, if you walk over to the water wheel, you will find a metal bar fence with hundreds of padlocks attached to it. It's a way that people lock their love for each other for eternity. How romantic! You could do this with a loved one! Also if you walk around the corner you will find the John Lennon Wall, filled with graffiti and artwork remembering the great Beatle. You can spend hours reading things people have wrote, take some tissues, it may bring a tear to your eye.