Prague is a beautiful city with extraordinary history. Luckily, much of the city was preserved during the world wars, making many of the buildings in the Old Town 300-500 years old, with some even older. The Jewish Quarters was once the area within Prague that Jews were forced to live in. This became the site that Hitler decided to preserve as a reminder of the reasoning for the holocaust, thus ‘saving’ this historical area.
Prague is also a very interesting place to visit due to its communist history. The communist regime fell in 1989. At this time the Czech Republic decided not join the European Union like other communist countries in the region. Some believe that not joining the EU is the reason for the economic hardships the country now faces, including unemployment and poverty.
We spent 4 days in Prague, exploring the major highlights of the city and the lesser known areas that we happened to stumble into. We did a free walking tour of the Old Town and the Jewish Quarters. We also made sure to check out the famous Charles Bridge and Prague Castle.
My favourite part, however, was the astounding views of Prague from Petrin Tower. After taking the funicular car up Petrin hill and then climbing up 300 stairs, we were rewarded with breathtaking views. Prague is an entire other beautiful from up there.
Oh, and Czech food is pretty damn good! We ate very well in Prague — which mean we might not be able to eat at all by the time we get to Italy.. whoops. But it was definitely worth it! Goulash, dumplings, cheese, salmon, mmm. It was all so good!
Below are some photos! Thanks for reading and stay tuned for an update from our next town, Cesky Krumlov! 🙂