This is a city for dreamers, artists and travellers who love culture. Romantic and vibrant.
A bohemian fairy tale place, full of history and heritage.
For me, Prague was love at first sight. I feel it has incredible charm, regardless of the season, but around Christmas time there is something magical about it.
The Christmas mood begins with Advent, when the city and especially the historical squares are getting beautifully decorated. The unique atmosphere of the medieval central Prague makes the Christmas Markets in the Old Town Square very popular. Their unmistakable vibe is spiced up with plenty of traditional Czech food, local beer and mulled wine.
You don’t really need an agenda in Prague. You just need to get there and wonder the charming streets all day long, until dawn and after. The old paved streets and buildings just won’t end. You can easily get lost, but you don’t mind that. It’s a city for dreamers, artists and travellers who love culture. A bohemian fairy tale place, full of history and heritage.
Few cities can claim to have such a picturesque river as the Vltava; and Charles Bridge is without a doubt the most popular place in Prague. And the most romantic. One of the oldest bridges in Europe, still in use. Should you want to have it all to yourself, they say you must go there at night or very early in the morning. Note to myself for the next visit!
Prague is sometimes called the city “with a hundred spires.” Pretty challenging to count them, but easy to believe so. You can spot them everywhere.
There is no need to mention you have to check out a still-functioning 600-year-old clock. The astronomical clock is the oldest operating clock of its kind on the planet. The clock marks not only the time, but also the months and the astronomical position of the sun and moon.
Besides all great main attractions, the city is so alive and vibrant you will want to come back sometime.
Story and Photos by Diana Chereches, December 2017