Snap taken by Lucy of The Adopted Scouser
Prague is somewhere I’ve been dreaming of visiting for a long time and luckily I have booked a weekend away with my best friend for mid-September and I am already so hyped about it. My brother and his girlfriend went last year and loved it – mainly for the super cheap beer – and ever since I saw the images of the Bone Church just outside the city centre I knew it was somewhere that I need to head.
One thing I haven’t yet sorted out is my accommodation but I’ve been browsing on ClickStay as I’m thinking an apartment would be a nice change to a hotel. So often I book hotel rooms and while lovely they don’t offer the practicality which can be nice in a city. Sometimes it’s nice to have your own living area to chill in before you head out for drinks, or a kitchen so you can prepare some packed lunches in order to save some cash while exploring. Being just me and my friend we can get a nice one or two-bed apartment in the Old Town for much less than you would get a hotel.
I always love searching the interweb for bloggers suggestions on where to go and what to do so here’s some things other bloggers have loved.
The John Lennon Wall
I’ve seen images of this all over the internet so I know it’s somewhere I’d love to visit, Lucy of The Adopted Scouser said: “Prague is the perfect destination for a trip away with your gal pals. You can pass the days exploring the rich culture and tourist hot spots and spend your evenings sipping cocktails and dancing the night away in one of the many bars and clubs. My personal favourite spot was the John Lennon Wall, it is literally an Instagrammer’s dream.”
I find walking tours to be a great way to see a lot of the city and gain some good insights into what’s around and the history of the place. Mellissa of Fly Drive Explore agrees: “When in Prague, do one of the free walking tours. It’s a great way to get underneath the history of this amazing city. We booked a free walking tour by Sanderman’s New Europe. We met our guide Colin in the Old Town Square. He was an excellent guide, being so informative and very witty. At the end of the tour you tip what you think the tour was worth. Highly recommended.”
I know when I go away I love to indulge in a cocktail or two, although proper nights outs and clubs aren’t really my thing. But it seems in Prague there’s pretty unique drinking establishments, Charli from High Street Beauty Junkie said “If, like me, you’re a cocktail lover then Prague is the city for you. There are some great quirky little bars, but one of my favourites had to be the Anonymous bar. Themed around the film ‘V is for Vendetta’, it is truly unique. The barman even made me my own personalised cocktail based on my drink preferences!”
Of course, no trip to Prague would be complete without seeing the beautiful astronomical clock which gather’s a huge crowd every hour to see it work. The clock dates back to 1410 which makes it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world but impressively it’s the oldest one which is still operating. As I know this is going to be a massive tourist hotspot I think we’ll have to sacrifice sleep and have an early morning visit one day to avoid so many of the crowds.
Now, this is one of the main reasons I want to go to Prague but something I don’t tend to hear as much about from people. The Sedlec Ossuary is a small Roman Catholic Church which is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people whose bones have been used to decorate and furnish the chapel. There are huge chandeliers made of bones and garlands of skulls draped around the church and the idea of it just fascinates me. I know a lot of people say this is quite a surreal place but it’s a definite on my list.
Have you been to Prague before?
*This post was written in collaboration with Click Stay but all thoughts and opinions are my own (or that of other bloggers)