Only 2 hours away from London Heathrow Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, is the ideal spot for a bank holiday city break on a budget. We’ve pulled together our top tips of what to see and do…
Set up in the hills, overlooking the old part of the city and Charles Bridge surrounded by huge city walls lies Prague Castle. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and a vineyard Prague Castle is also home to the gothic looking cathedral, the ancient palace, a basilica and a powder tower. You can view all of this for roughly £10.
The most famous river crossing in Prague, linking the Lesser Town and Old Town. Entirely pedestrianised, lined with street artists and local musicians you could easily mistake yourself for being in Paris. At either end you have two huge gate towers, both of which you can climb for a bird’s eye view of the city, the tower on the old town side gives a particularly good view of the castle and is an ideal place to head to as it gets dark – if you can face walking up the spiral stair case after dinner! It’s around £2.50 to get up each tower.
Only open from 10am – 1pm, but free entry, the Tyn Church is a dominant feature, just off the main square. With two gothic looking spires it can be seen from all over Prague. An ideal stop off just before lunch, as the entrance is between two restaurants on the main square.
Astronomical Clock and Old Town Hall
A wonder of the medieval world, every hour on the hour a huge crowd of tourists stand in front of the clock to see the mechanical performance of skeletons and procession of Apostles. You can also walk up more stairs to get another amazing view of Prague from the top of the Old Town Hall, again for abour £2.
John Lennon Wall
Hidden away, only a 2 minute walk from the Charles Bridge this normal wall has been adorned with Beetles lyrics and John Lennon-inspired graffiti since his death in the 1980’s. The wall continuously changes in appearance with the orginal painting of John Lennon long lost under the years of paint.
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