If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my photographs of Prague. I had a fabulous time there with my family. Prague is such a beautiful city.
- Steel recycling museum: So much effort was put into this museum and all the exhibitions. I really take my hat off to the people who created it. Instead of throwing away unnecessary pieces of steel the museum founders have created beautiful exhibits based on characters from popular movies, including Disney movies and even a couple of iconic cars and celebrities. We were blown away by the amount of intricate detail in each design.
2. Warhol, Mucha and Salvador Museum: My friend had recommended the Mucha museum and while we were there we made sure to visit it. We decided to visit all three museums since they were in the same place. My favourite artist out of the three of them was Mucha and I liked some of Warhol and Salvador’s work.
3. Old Town Square: Old Market Square is alive with music and all sorts of fun and unusual things. There are people dressed up in costumes, acrobats and bubbles are absolutely everywhere. Old Market Square is packed full of people. There are food stalls all in a row selling different types of meats, breads, crisps, ice cream and more. The crisps were on a long stick and were a must try! I wasn’t a huge fan of the meat as it was a bit too much on the salty side for me but I tried a bit of my Dad’s portion, just to try a bit of the Prague tradition! He enjoyed it anyway! I loved the ice cream especially the pineapple and raspberry flavours.
4. Charles Bridge: Charles Bridge is alive with talent and fun. There are little stalls full of people drawing and selling their work as well as musicians playing all sorts of music, some with instruments I hadn’t even seen before. The music lasts all into the evening too and it’s so wonderful to take in the beautiful views and listen tot he music.
5. Franz Kafka Museum: This museum was like no other that I have ever seen. You’ll have to trust me on this as I can’t give you any proof of this because visitors aren’t permitted to take photographs. The information was very well presented and it was done quite originally. There were light white curtains with images projected onto them. There was even a long, narrow room which was set up as the legal offices that Kafka worked at, with filing cabinets and telephones that rang as you walked by them which you could pick up and listen in on pre-recorded conversations. This museum really makes you feel a part of Kafka’s life and helps you to understand him and his work a bit better. There’s a giftshop adjacent to the museum with a variety of pretty affordable Kafka themed gifts. I bought myself a nice little bookmark!
6. Prague Castle: Prague Castle is beautiful. I would literally gaze at the architecture for hours. We did a walking tour of Prague Castle and the surrounding area and it was definitely well worth learning a bit of history about it and seeing some new places. We weren’t able to go into the castle itself. I don’t know if it was because we didn’t have time on the tour or because no one is allowed in anyway. Either way it was a pity but it was still nice to learn about it and see the outside. We did get to see the changing of the guards and go inside one of the churches that was beside the castle. The stained glass windows were so pretty!
Have you been to Prague?
I think I’d definitely go back again, perhaps for a weekend the next time, to see the places we didn’t get to visit this time. Now that I know my way around the area in Prague where we stayed I’d love to spend some time wandering around and not having to worry about if we are going in the correct direction!
Until my next post,