My Favorite Views of Prague
Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, dominated the top of my bucket list for a long time.
How long? Hmm. My brother visited Prague in 2011. His pictures of Gothic Churches and gold-plated statues only fueled my desire to explore the city. But the more truthful answer is I’ve wanted to visit Prague ever since playing Mission Impossible for Nintendo 64 and failing many times at the Embassy Function level. I was ten, maybe eleven.
You do the math.
I finally visited Prague this past summer on my adventure in Central Europe.
So did this mystical and hyped city live up to my – admittedly high – expectations? Yes and no.
Undoubtedly, the capital of the Czech Republic is a stunning travel destination that’s packed with architectural splendors, yummy affordable eats, high energy on its streets, and fantastic “don’t stop til you drop!” nightlife.
Furthermore, Prague felt super safe to me and had a very easy tram system.
But then there were the tourists. Oh god, the tourists.
Hoards of camera-totting people overwhelmed Charles Bridge, Prague’s central square, the Jewish Quarter, all the popular spots.
In a way, I feel bad complaining about tourists. I’m a tourist (not bring up the traveler v. tourist debate, sorry), so I realize I’m a bit hypocritical whining about them. Prague is beautiful so it makes perfect sense people from around the world wanna pay a visit here.
Regardless of the packed streets, I enjoyed my stay in Prague and want to visit again in the future.
Preferably I’ll make my spectacular return in fall or spring so the crowds aren’t as overwhelming and rage!inducing, haha.
I’ve attached my favorite views of Prague to this post for you all to enjoy! Make your trip to Prague soon!
As you can see, I worked some major camera magic to censor tourists out some of these darn photos, haha. In other cases, the task was an impossible one.
Obviously Prague is a beautiful city. You could even say Prague is an instagram worthy city! If you’re a solo traveler, I’d highly recommend a visit! There are some great hostels available. I stayed in a cute private room at Sir Toby’s, so I could unwind in the evenings and chat to strangers if I felt social. The cool thing about this particular hostel was it was located outside the city center. For some people, this location is a deterrent, but I actually liked it because of the authentic cafes and restaurants nearby.
Have you ever visited Prague? What were some of your favorite views of Prague? Did you love the city? Not love it? Let’s talk Prague in the comments!