TBT Travel Diaries // Prague

Hi guys!
So we’re back with another travel diary – this time I’ve dug back a little bit and put together a post about my trip to Prague. I’d wanted to visit Prague for so many years before I took a trip there, and I have to admit, that’s partly because of Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I spent five days in this beautiful city in September and I could’ve spent days wandering around it’s winding streets!

As always with our travel diaries, this post is very image heavy – but I’d definitely say you can’t have too many photos of Prague in one place 🙂

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Old Town Square
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Astronomical Clock
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Astronomical Clock
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Tyn Church
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Old Town Square

Of course, my first stop in Prague was Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock. This is the typical postcard Prague and the historical centre of the city – it’s walled in by baroque buildings on all sides, with the gothic Týn church just behind. There’s also the famous Astronomical clock, which draws huge crowds, so if you’re planning on visiting it I’d definitely recommend going earlier in the morning as we did so you can actually see it without being surrounded by walking tours!

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Old Town Square
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Tyn Church
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Old Town Square

Our next stop was the Jewish Quarter. With what was then Czechoslovakia bordering Germany and the Nazi occupation of the country during WWII, the Jewish Quarter of Prague is a very prominent and poignant section of the city. The majority of the buildings and memorials understandably didn’t allow photographs out of respect, so here are the few photos I did take – one from the outside of the main building of the museum (the Jewish museum is made up of multiple memorials and synagogues dotted around the Jewish quarter, and you can follow the path round to visit most of them) and some inside the Spanish Synagogue. I’d definitely recommend visiting the Jewish museum if you take a trip to Prague, even if you’re not a big museum/history person like I am – it was incredibly emotional, still relevant to this day, and I did tear up more than once; especially in the memorial where the names of the Czech Jewish victims of the Nazis cover the walls, and the exhibition of children’s drawings from inside Prague’s Jewish ghetto.

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Jewish Quarter
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Spanish Synagogue

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Charles Bridge

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St Vitus Cathedral
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view of Prague from the castle

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John Lennon Wall

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Trdelnik!

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Charles Bridge at sunrise

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What do you think of Prague?
Lots of love,
Becky
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3 thoughts on “TBT Travel Diaries // Prague

  1. Loved your pictures!
    I’m going to Prague in March and i’m super excited!
    That cake/ice cream thing reminds me of a hungarian cake thing, kinda sweet pastry with a hole in the middle, but that doesn’t come with ice cream. 😦

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  2. Prague looks absolutely gorgeous!! I also really want to visit because of DoSaB but I haven’t been able to fit it into my schedule yet. I’m hoping to also visit the clock as it’s such a unique landmark. I love it when I read a book and it instantly makes me want to both visit the city it’s set in and reread the book 🙂 I’m so glad you had a great trip, Becky!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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