Top places to check out:
Letná Park, which offers you great views of the city (after a bit of a climb up there first) and a few good beer gardens, lets you relax in a quiet area of town whilst watching the bustle of Prague down below.
Cafés cafés cafés, there is no end of niche spots, especially in the Malá Strana area. Take a book, order a homemade lemonade and you’ll be sorted for the whole afternoon. (I saw signs for a cat café somewhere?!)
The narrowest street in Prague, is so narrow that it needs a traffic light. This is probably only something you would visit if you were nearby as there is not much to see, but it is fun all the same.
The John Lennon Wall, I was not expecting this to be so big, or so interesting. We had our picture taken in front of it by a student and got a free copy which was an unexpected bonus.
The Kafka statues that can be found around town are innovative modernised designs created to celebrate the life of Franz Kafka and are worth trying to find and be mesmerised by.
Prague Castle, is a photographer’s paradise. I stopped at the huge cathedral and stared at just how remarkable its exterior was for a good 10 minutes. You don’t even have to pay to walk around a lot of it.
The Dancing House, we did not actually go in here but the contrast of this building compared to most around town takes you aback. It is worth seeing how striking and unique it is.
As you can see, we crammed a lot of stuff in and that is not everything. I warn you that there is a lot of walking involved and we found it very easy to get lost, so you will absolutely need a map.
The one thing that I definitely noticed about walking around is how happy and welcoming everyone is. It is hard to believe that this is everyday life for people, they walk past the Astronomical Clock to get their shopping and catch the tram over the Vltava River to get to work. Even in the rush hour, everything seems calm and content. The city is loved and very well looked after and as you walk its streets, you can tell that it has pride for what it is.
If you want somewhere to totally open your eyes, Prague should be your next stop.
Words by Jordan Burnish