Barcelo Old Town Praha
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... trust us,
we’re not. Walking up that hill had us both sweating and feeling very hot). The
castle originated in 880CE, before being turned into the current stone building
in the early 1000s. Many saints lived/ruled here, including Wenceslas, who is
mentioned in one of my favourite Christmas carols! In the museum section we saw
artefacts from BCE (mostly cracked jugs etc.) through to rulers’ clothes they
were buried in from 1000 ...
... is never empty though so it's impossible to be quiet enough to hear these cries so the legend is quite safe! We also the theatre and many other grand buildings including the Charles tower and bridge. My favourite part was viewing the astronomical clock, which apparently is the 2nd most disappointing attraction in the world. Every hour the clock chimes and moves and our guide suggested that we should visit them but not watch the clock. Instead watch the hundreds of tourists that ...
... where we walked into the incredible St Vitus Cathedral. What an amazing site!!!! After that we went into what was the Old Palace and then the Basilica of St George. We had to speed up our visit since it was closing but we got a good onsight into the buildings and their beauty. We then walked down Golden lane which is this small street off the palace grounds with very cute gift shops and the home of Franz Kofka. Here there is now a bookshop, selling his ...
... Lovely big bathroom, nice big bed, which is soft and comfy unlike the last few we've had which felt as hard as the floor. And Alex has a bed in the sitting room area, which we can close off with big doors. There is a restaurant downstairs and a creperie in their second building around the corner. On the roof is a terrace with a swing seat, tables and chairs and lovely views of the Charles Bridge tower, Prague Castle and surrounding landmarks. After we finished ohh-ing and ...
... in Kutna Hora is the big church, St Barbara's, which was started in 1388. It dominates one end of town so had a look a the impressive outside and grounds but decided we had seen enough churches and was quite pricey to visit so just stayed outside. Back up through the old town and a stop at a bakery that specialised in tiny treats on the back to the station.
We had been told on the walking tour that the Czech Philharmonic playing at the Rudolfinum theatre was supposed ...