Friday, February 8, 2013

A Little Tour of Prague

Hi, Everyone! It's been fun being back at home in Prague, Czech Republic, for a little while visiting my family again, and I wanted to share some pictures with you today! Prague is a beautiful old city in the heart of Europe, filled with historical buildings and town squares, little cafes and cobblestone streets. It's been so cold here for the past couple of days and it has snowed a little bit almost every day, making the city look so magical. 
Old Town Square, famous for its Astronomical Clock "Orloj", Tyn Church and statue of Jan Hus. It's also filled with lots of cafes, restaurants and little shops in all the historical buildings, and there is a big market in the center of the square every Christmas and Easter.

The astronomical clock "Orloj" (which dates back to 1410) on Old Town Square. Every hour, lots of people gather in front of it to see the the little doors on it open, and see figures of the Apostles walk by.

One of my favorite things about Prague is its beautiful architecture, and all the beautiful little details on each building. This sculpture decorates one of the 15th century buildings off of Old Town Square, which is called "U Kapra" (At Carp's).

Stavovske Divadlo  (Estates Theater). This 18th century theater is most famous for being the site of the premiere of Mozart's Don Giovanni in 1787. Walking around the theater and going inside it, you can almost imagine what it was like back in Mozart's day, with beautifully dressed ladies and gentlemen rushing into the theater in the evenings, going to see plays and operas that would become musical masterpieces.

Prague Castle

Walking by the river Vltava which runs through Prague.

One of the traditional Czech appetizers, "Chlebicky" - open faced sandwiches, which are slices of a baguette topped with different meats, cheeses, spreads and vegetables.

A classic Czech dessert, "Vetrnik" - it's basically a large cream puff, that's filled with a special cream and topped with caramel. 

At least some signs of spring...

Beautiful tulips at a street stand.

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of this beautiful city in the heart of Europe, and if you are ever in the area, make sure you visit Prague and see some of the sights it has to offer!
Have a great weekend, Everyone!

5 comments:

  1. So happy you shared this today. We are traveling to Prague (also Oslo & Bergen & Copenhagen) in a few short months with our girls. If you'd like to pass along any "must sees" or favorite restaurants we would appreciate it. Such a beautiful city!

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    1. That's great! I hope you have a fun trip and enjoy Prague! The city is very walkable which is great, if you are here around Easter/spring there will be a big Easter market downtown with traditional crafts and foods which is fun, and there are also lots of beautiful castles not very far from Prague that make for great day trips (two great ones are Konopiste and Karlstejn). Hope this helps a little! Have a great trip! :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing these photos of your home country Maria. I was showing my family your photos yesterday since several people in my family like to travel. Everyone talked about the beautiful buildings and how wonderful the food looked. Looks like you enjoyed your trip!

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    1. Thank you so much, Shannon! I'm glad you liked the pictures :o) I always love to see pictures from different countries too, it's always fun seeing what different places look like! Hope you have a great week!

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