Five Things I Have To Do In Prague

john lennon wall
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.”

Walking Tour

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.”

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Cocktails

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!”

Astronomical Clock

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.

Skull Church

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)

August 3, 2017
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33 Comments

  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    I have never been to Prague, it is somewhere I would love to go though, I hope you have the most amazing time. The Skull Church sounds really interesting.

    August 3, 2017 at 3:36 pm
  • Reply Mummy Times Two

    Wow, now you’ve got me thinking that a trip to Prague would be fun:-)

    August 3, 2017 at 8:27 pm
  • Reply Lily Mae

    My friend was thinking of booking us a trip to Prague quite recently! We were saying how much we wanted to go there and what we’d love to see! We’d love to see anything that has a history or a story to tell, and it looks like you definitely had our dream trip to Prague! 🙂

    August 3, 2017 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Sally Akins

    I’m thinking I might put Prague on the list for next year, and staying in an apartment definitely appeals. I think it’s just a bit more relaxing than a hotel. The Skull Church definitely sounds like a must-see!

    August 3, 2017 at 11:27 pm
  • Reply FussFreeJen

    Back in 1996, I think it was, my cousin got married in Prague. I was invited, but couldn’t make it due to my son being little. They wore DM’s, and the bride for hers specially made by DM to go with her dress. One of the main reasons for the DMs was because of all the cobbles, and walking involved. Anyway, my Mum did go, and she has never to this day stopped raving about how fabulous it was. I heard many a tale about great things to see and do. Obviously that was some time ago now, but I do still hear great things about the city. I’m more than sure you will have a wonderful time.

    August 4, 2017 at 8:37 am
  • Reply Stephanie Usher

    Wow, cocktails are my favourite thing! Sounds like I need a trip purely for the alcohol! 😉 xxx

    August 4, 2017 at 3:17 pm
  • Reply Ashleigh Dougherty

    The skull church sounds brilliant. I’ve not been to Prague before, but the alcohol sounds good! 🙂

    August 4, 2017 at 5:53 pm
  • Reply MELANIE EDJOURIAN

    The bar sounds great I do love cocktails and that one looks fantastic!!!! Prague seems like a lovely place to visit!

    August 4, 2017 at 6:01 pm
  • Reply Baby Isabella

    Woweee the Anonymous bar sounds pretty cool, we like cocktails too (without the whole club scene) would love to visit Prague one day!

    August 4, 2017 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply Anosa

    I am sure you will enjoy Prague a lot! September is fast approaching and I can’t wait to see and read your experience too! Have a safe flight and have fun!

    August 5, 2017 at 6:51 am
  • Reply Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    Prague is a fantastic city and definitely worth a visit for the cocktails! Have a great trip 🙂

    August 5, 2017 at 11:53 am
  • Reply Evelina

    Prague is such a beautiful city! I’ve been there ages ago when I was a kid, would definitely love to come back.

    August 5, 2017 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply Agness of eTramping

    We are currently going to Prague and I am very happy I stumbled upon your post! What else would you suggest we shouldn’t miss when there?

    August 5, 2017 at 4:19 pm
  • Reply anthea

    Prague is on my bucket list of places to go. I’m drawn by the beautiful gothic architecture and history

    August 7, 2017 at 11:01 am
  • Reply the Curious Pixie

    I’ve not been to Prague either, I’d love to go. I’m not surprised you’re super excited, sounds like there is loads to keep you occupied.

    August 7, 2017 at 12:16 pm
  • Reply Helen

    I’ve not been to Prague before but it is on my list of places to visit. Skull church sounds so macabre but so interesting, I can’t wait to see your photos of it.

    August 7, 2017 at 2:14 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    I’ve never been to Prague but It’s on my list of places to visit. Can’t wait to see what you get up to! xo

    August 7, 2017 at 8:32 pm
  • Reply kristal

    Prague has such pretty things to see. I have been planning in trip there for a while.

    August 8, 2017 at 2:32 am
  • Reply Gareth Torrance

    I would absolutely visit the skull church! It’s just something so unique!

    August 8, 2017 at 7:05 am
  • Reply Ami Rose

    Prague is high up on my list too. I’m considering booking a short trip away for my fiance’s birthday in December. I think it will be so pretty at Christmas.

    Ami xxx

    August 8, 2017 at 10:27 am
  • Reply Laura

    I’ve been to Prague a number of years ago, although we were mainly on a drinking trip, I’d like to try out some of the more touristy things you suggested.

    August 8, 2017 at 3:27 pm
  • Reply Tifanee

    I’m so happy I stumbled across this post! I’m going to Prague at the end of September from Vienna and I cannot wait! I have dreamed of going to Prague since watching Mandy Moore run around the city in the movie Chasing Liberty. I want to see a lot of the places you mentioned. I hadn’t heard much about the church either. I’m not sure I have time to get to it all, but I’m certainly going to try! Have a great trip!

    August 8, 2017 at 6:37 pm
  • Reply Dena

    I have never been to Prague, but it is somewhere I would love to visit! xo

    August 8, 2017 at 6:42 pm
  • Reply Ali Rost

    I’ve never been to Pargue, although I’ve heard it’s wonderful. If we’re ever lucky enough to go, I’m sure we’d make a beeline for the The John Lennon Wall. My husband is a huge fan! x

    August 8, 2017 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply Mummy Times Two

    I would love to visit the John Lennon wall. It really does look incredible!

    August 8, 2017 at 7:13 pm
  • Reply Jazmin Williams

    My dad went to Prague and loved it there! He never mentioned the John Lennon wall, though, and he was a massive fan of The Beatles!

    August 9, 2017 at 12:37 am
  • Reply Elizabeth

    I’ve never been to Prague (yet!) but it’s on my list of places to visit one day. LOVE that Wall Free World image!

    August 9, 2017 at 8:25 am
  • Reply Becca Talbot

    The astronomical clock is well worth the wait, but be warned of the crowds – get there early (like 15 minutes before the hour) if you want a good spot. The John Lenon wall is a little disappointing if I’m honest – so much of the nice stuff has just been sprayed over 🙁 cocktails and beer in Prague is super cheap though, so make sure you have plenty of those 😉 x

    August 9, 2017 at 8:49 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      I’m hoping to convince my friend to get up super early and be there at like 745 ready for 8am, I’m hoping there should be less crowds there x

      August 9, 2017 at 9:15 am
  • Reply Jenni

    I haven’t been to Prague but I love the look of it. A walking tour is a great idea x

    August 9, 2017 at 11:04 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Smith

    I have never been to Prague before but it is definitely somewhere I would love to visit. Can’t wait to read all about your trip

    August 10, 2017 at 9:21 am
  • Reply Yaya

    I’ve never been, but I would love to go! I can’t wait to see your post and pick up on some of your recommendations. x

    August 10, 2017 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply Tamsin

    I’ve never been nor is it somewhere that’s ever crossed my mind. Will have to read up some more!

    August 10, 2017 at 5:44 pm
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