Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Staré Město - the Old Town

Prague...what an incredibly beautiful city!  Everything that people say about this place is absolutely true. Staying in the Old Town, we were treated to a visual feast as soon as we stepped out of the Hotel.  All around we are surrounded by the most beautiful buildings, cobble stone alley ways, baroque and gothic architecture.
Today we decided to just follow our noses and see what we come across in our amblings!  And what an amazing experience lay before us.

Astronomical clock
Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter, the Old Town Hall’s astronomical clock, the twin spires of Our Lady Before Tyn , Rudolfinum, Prague’s premier concert hall, celebrating all that is the eminent Czech composer, Antonin Dvorak.  Around every corner we came across another breathtaking sight.
Our Lady Before Tyn

Prague is small enough to explore by foot and is clearly the best way.  Alleyways are narrow and cobble stoned, turns are tight. Not that this stops the locals, navigating their way in cars and trucks.

Charles Bridge
Twisting and turning, we stumble across markets, outdoor ham smokers, marionettes, tributes to Mozart’s Don Giovanni, (which premiered here in 1787) and Jan Hus, the massive St Nicholas cathedral and the famous St Hastala church, directly opposite our hotel.

Getting lost in Prague is almost a rite of passage.  On every street corner you will find people consulting maps...the labyrinthine streets of the Old Town almost beckon you to challenge them...but be assured, you will lose, but what a wonderful way to go!


  1. Ahhh....
    Wishing I was there again

  2. p.s. love the new photo for Team O'Connor