Prague Journals

Prague, the Pretty City

A May 2006 trip to Prague by Muchmor

Hilton Prague Old Town Photo, Prague, Czech Republic More Photos
Quote: Yet another business trip, this time in the beautiful city of Prague.

Prague, the Pretty City

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Overview

Municipal House Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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For me the highlight was going to the old town square and just being part of the atmosphere. The buildings here are stunning, from churches to fountains and of course the world famous astronomical clock. The architecture here is just great and even someone who is not really into building cannot fail to appreciate the grandeur in this city.Walking across the Charles Bridge is an experience as it is packed with people and with street entertainers and seller, particularly painters and sketchers both of the scenery and portraits. The castle is probably the best known landmark, but unfortunately I did not have time to visit this, but it looked spectacular. Quick Tips: C...Read More

Hilton Prague Old Town

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Hotel | "Renaissance Hotel"

Hilton Prague Old Town Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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When I visited Prague I stayed in the Renaissance Hotel. This hotel is located in the centre of the city within walking distance of most of the main attractions and historical points such as the Charles Bridge, Anatomical Clock, etc.There are also train and trams located just round the corner so you can use these to travel slightly further if required. My room was very nice with a huge king size bed, nice decor, TV, sofa, and workstation with Internet connection (fee payable). I also had a good size bathroom, complete with fluffy robe.The only thing the room did not have was tea and coffee making facilities, which I personally really like to have – I like a cup of tea when I get up...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 22, 2006

Hilton Prague Old Town
V Celnici 7
Prague, Czech Republic 111 21
420-2-2182-2100

Old Town Historic Center of Prague

Attraction | "Old Town Square"

Old Town Hall/Astronomical Clock Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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This is a huge square in the centre of old Prague and is surrounded by ancient and beautiful buildings. There are stunning churches and other buildings of many styles.

The most memorable building is that of the Church of Our Lady Before Tye which stands proud above the square skyline overlooking other smaller buildings. It has two of the most ornate spires I have ever seen and is just stunning.

The square houses lots of restaurants with outdoor seating where you can soak up the atmosphere is this ancient town. It is impossible to put into words how you feel standing in the square; you have to have been there to appreciate the splendour of it all.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 22, 2006

Old Town Historic Center of Prague
Staromestske Namesti
Prague, Czech Republic 110 00

Old Town Hall/Astronomical Clock

Attraction | "Astronomical Clock and Town Hall Tower"

Old Town Hall/Astronomical Clock Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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The Astronomical Clock is located on the side of the Town Hall Tower. It is very ornate and dates back to the 15th century. Every hour on the hour a door opens and Christ and his disciples march out of the clock. The clock chimes with the death tolls from the skeleton of death. Below the clock there are the 12 signs of the zodiac.

As you can imagine the crowds gather round the clock all day, but as the hour strikes there are twice as many people. I personally found the hour display rather disappointing, but found the details of the clock and indeed the entire tower totally fascinating.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 22, 2006

Old Town Hall/Astronomical Clock
Old Town Square
Prague, Czech Republic

Praha Tower

Attraction

Praha Tower Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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The Praha Tower in Prague is one of the strangest towers I have ever seen. It is a telecoms tower that is of very strange design with three spires reaching up to the sky, one much taller than the others.

There are two platforms located at two levels and strangest of all there are sculptures of babies crawling up the tower legs – I said it was strange. The babies were added by an artist called David Cherry in 2001. The tower is 216 m (709 ft) high and has a restaurant and café located at the 63 m level.

I went up the tower and you can get very good views of Prague, so it is worth the trip – it is a half hour tram ride from the city centre.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 22, 2006

Praha Tower

Prague, Czech Republic