Take Tram 22 for the Castle area. While Trams are indeed the best way to commute, it is important to be aware that, it is better to start uphill for the Castle area and Lesser Town. Because, if you do so, you’d save some precious time and energy that you’d love to have by your side to soak in the mesmerizing beauty of Prague! So start early for the Day, and head straight to the point up north to the stop Prohorlec. Then across the splendid panorama of Strathov Monastery you can spend an hour or two gazing its architecture and around. Be sure though, about the timings of the Monastery, else you could miss the splendor inside! There are some options around to spend your time in its convent and library. There’s a decent restaurant also, good for some snacks on the go. You’d definitely realize that Prague is refreshing and is quite different. In some sense, your perception about Prague would change.
|Prague – Strathov Monastery|
While on the descent, there are some mesmerizing points for the views of the city, which are definitely not to be given a miss. These points are generally not visited around that often. If the day is clearer, the views get even better. There is a restaurant around, but as the case is with these prime places, the food is not worth the price.
|Clean Skies – Excellent Views|
The lush green mountains lead you to some scintillating views of the city. The caveat though is to, just follow(read piggyback), the many walking tours that lead you to these views. As you soak in the beauty, next in line are Castle Square and the Castle itself.
|Prague – Breathtaking !|
|Prague Castle area – Beautiful Gardens|
|Prague Castle Area – Architecture Marvel|
|Prague Castle Area – Across many gardens|
|Beauty all around|
|Glorious buildings – Prague Castle Area|
** The Castle Square **
The Castle Square is the feather of the cap of this journey. It’s a bustling place which is full of energy of the visitors. The cobbled street, excellent view of the city on one side and the Castle on the other, is a great combination altogether. In short, it is an eclectic mix of architectural grandeur and flowing human energy. There are a lot of spots fit for photography.
|Prague Castle Square|
|Prague – Beautiful|
The castle is a grand architectural marvel. There are a some places open for visitors, for this place that is currently the seat of the president of Czech. Few of them qualify as paid entries too. It is important to decide the interests and then head in according to available time. Once you are through visiting the Castle, the journey for the downhill begins, There aren’t many places of tourist interest hereon, with typically old houses lining the street. There is a famous ‘Vaishnavite’ restaurant too serving good Indian vegetarian food.
|Splendid Views – Prague|
After the end of the tour for the Castle , heading to Charles Bridge can be a great next option. (Covered in coming posts)
If you are looking for some good food at not so great prices, then it’s better to be at the downhill the castle. The restaurants atop are overly expensive and for sure not worth the price you pay.