I dont do a lot of layovers anymore, however if its somewhere I havent been to, count me in! Its my top bid month so I requested a Prague layover on a particular weekend and got it! Womp womp, the system works!
As usual, Im taking my forever travel partner with me but the our flight is full so I booked him on an Emirates flight which arrives just 20 minutes after us, but joined us on the way back.
Personally I’d say Prague is one of the most colorful and charming cities in Europe. So lets get going and let me share a few places weve visited and how our layover went.
1. Lunch at The Old Town Square
After a busy flight, we went straight out very HAngry… Instead of taking the route of the crew suggested we ended up taking a cab from the hotel, costing us 250 CZK. Time saving compared to using the public transport plus if youre in a group, you can share the cab fare. The other way to get to the town square would be taking the bus 119 towards Dejvicka, then take the subway which is line A (green) then change at Mustek station for line B (yellow) and get off at Namesti Republiky and you can walk the rest. It should cost you about 32 CZK. We kind of just actually sat on the first restaurant with an appetizing looking menu. We settled at Ristorante Caffe Italia, in the middle of the busy Old Town Square. Relaxed and just thankful, not bad for a Friday afternoon!
Weekending with the hubby
2.Terasa U Prince
After our lovely lunch, we kind of held back with dessert so we can visit another place closeby. The place is called Terasa U Prince. Its known to be a favorite spot all year round and it offers an exquisite panoramic view of the Old Town Square. Weve actually tried to book dinner but it was fully booked so make sure you book in advance when you visit, so we decided to come during the afternoon.
We had coffee to keep us going and loads of sugar to just.. satisfy our cravings, wouldnt you? 😉
3.Prague Astronomical Clock
This is one of Europe’s best known tourist attractions. Although its performance only takes about 45 seconds, every hour tourists gather to watch it in action.
On our way to our next stop, I too a few photos around so bear with me 😉
This bridge is a historic bridge built in the 15th century and the only means of crossing the river Vltava until the 1840s. Another must-see, or actually must walk on areas in Prague.
Along the bridge youd find musicians as good as the ones weve seen. Lovely music which added to the charisma and ambiance of the place. You can also buy your souvenirs here.
If youve seen those beautiful photos of swans in Prague, the place to go is Naplavka. Its located along Vltava river Naplavka Farmers Market.
6.The Head of Franz Kafka
Unfortunately, when we were there the statue wasnt moving. But still couldnt help but admire the 11 meter high statue of the famous writer Franz Kafka. Located in a busy shopping center Quadrio, the head is made out of of 42 plates of stainless steel which rotate and turn transforming the reflective sculpture. When the 42 panels align, you will see the face of Franz Kafka.
Living in Dubai, Im well used to amazing, modern and out-of-this-world architecture. But this too is an impressive one. 🙂
We would have loved to walk around more and see more but it started getting dark. It was only a matter of time too when it started raining and when the temperature dropped. We were caught in the middle of drinks and sausages outdoor. Haha!
Looking forward now to my next visit and see the rest of what this stunning city has to offer. 😉