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A getaway to Prague in 4 unforgettable days

We are going on a getaway to Prague, one of those essential and magical destinations in Europe. Just 4 days are enough to fall in love with the Czech capital. So much so that, as you will see later, on the last day we offer you some excursions around the city. Will you join us on this tour of the so-called City of 100 Towers?

First day of our getaway to Prague

On the first day of our getaway to Prague we will visit the best known and most recognized places in the city. For it, we will go through Stare Mesto (the historic center) and through Josefovwhich is the Jewish quarter.

Astronomical Clock and Tyn Church

In the center is the famous Old Town Square. There we will see the old town hall, with its beautiful tower. Then we will stop at the wonderful and unique astronomical clock. And after that, we will visit the church of Our Lady of Týn and we will contemplate the monument to Juan Hus.

From there we go to the Jewish quarter. Six synagogues await us in Josefov. We can mention the Vieja-Nueva, the oldest in use in Europe, or the Española, named for its Moorish decoration. It is also essential to visit the curious and special Jewish cemetery.

Afterwards, we will return to the city center to wander around the Old Town Square. It will be late afternoon, so we will take a walk on the banks of the Vltava riverwith the Charles Bridge and the castle as companions.

For dinner, we can visit two of the most typical restaurants in the city: U Zlateho Hada and U Fleku. In both we will taste the fantastic Czech cuisine and in the last one, in addition, we will be able to know the great variety of Czech beers that there are, all of great quality.

Second day in Prague

Prague Castle

On this second day of our getaway to Prague we will cross the Charles bridge until we reach the bohemian neighborhood of Mala Strana. In this area we will not miss places as incredible as Kampa Island, the Church of Saint Nicholas, the Church of Our Lady of Victory or the Vrtba Garden.

 

It is essential to spend time exploring one of the main attractions of Prague, the castle. It is a magnificent enclosure in which the beautiful Gothic cathedral rises.

After enjoying this neighborhood, we will head towards the hill of Petrín. Halfway there we find El Loreto and the Strahov monastery, with its magnificent library. This day we will enjoy the sunset from the Petrín tower, where we will get one of the most beautiful photographs of our trip.

Throughout the Mala Strana area there are dozens of restaurants, some very special, where you can regain your strength based on good typical dishes. One of the best is the restaurant at Hotel Pod Vezi, which also has a fantastic terrace from which you can see a large part of the city illuminated.

Third day in the city

Dancing house – Diego Robayo / Flickr.com

On this third day, we will tour Nove Mesto, or New Town. Our route will begin at Wescelao Square until we reach the National Museum in Prague. Afterwards, we will follow the course of the Vltava river, from the National Theater to the access to the Vyšehrad fortress.

On the way we will see the Dancing House, one of the most unique places in Prague. We will also visit the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul and the Vyšehrad Cemetery. Afterwards, we will return to the center stopping at the Lucerna passage (don’t miss its amazing statue), the Municipal House or the Communist Museum.

As a plan for the night, we can attend a show of the Prague State Opera. An alternative is to go for a drink in one of the many bars and pubs from the Charles Bridge area.

Fourth day: we go on an excursion

Sedlec Ossuary

As we told you at the beginning, the last day of the getaway to Prague we can dedicate it to an excursion. And it is that near the Czech capital there are countless interesting places that can be visited in a few hours.

We can visit Kutna Hora, a beautiful city located about 50 minutes by train from Prague. The most characteristic of this are its cobbled streets and its colorful houses. There you have to see the Gothic cathedral of Santa Bárbara, the Corpus Christi chapel or the Sedlec Ossuary (not suitable for the most sensitive!)

The second excursion we can do is to the Terezín concentration camp, 60 kilometers from the capital. More than 150,000 Jews arrived here, most of them Czech. In this way we can learn something about the history of the Holocaust in the Czech Republic.

Either of the two excursions will take us half a day, so we can take advantage of the last afternoon of our getaway to Prague to take a walk through the centerenjoy a famous Czech beer or buy souvenirssuch as the famous Bohemian crystal or the mythical puppets.

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