Exploring Prague for a Long Weekend

Before travelling to Prague, the only impression I had of the place was that it’s a very popular stag party destination. However, it turns out that this pretty city is so much more than that; it’s filled with so much history, which practically oozes out on to the streets through its amazing buildings, beautiful backdrop and lovely culture.

Due to the stunning weather we experience while we were there, I ended up spending the majority of my time outside, exploring the city. It felt like there was so much to see, as there were impressive and beautiful buildings around every corner. I spent a lot of the time just soaking in the atmosphere, walking where I liked and stopping occasionally for a drink or something to eat. It was a lovely time of year to visit the city, as the tourist season hadn’t yet peaked, and the springtime flowers were all bursting into bloom, with each of the shop fronts and cafes decorated beautifully with fresh flowers.

Prague is pretty well known for its beer, which is very popular and very cheap. I wouldn’t class myself as a ‘beer drinker’ but even I was getting into it while I was there. I think that for the cheaper, more local varieties, the alcohol content was lower, which is probably why I was able to drink it without wincing! On our last night we went to a Beer Spa, which was a really fun way to spend an evening with friends. It was a hot-tub style treatment with the main ingredient being beer. There were taps on the side so whilst your body was soaking in the yeasty goodness, and you could also drink as much beer as you liked. It was a novelty and I would definitely recommend it!

The food in Prague was particularly good. They are huge lovers of sausages, so I consumed a fair amount of hotdogs during my time there! As the build-up to Easter was ongoing, Prague had filled its streets with a sort of festival, which gave off a very warm and welcoming vibe. There were stalls throughout the streets decorated in brightly coloured ribbon selling everything from crafts to amazing hot food. I could not resist these amazing sweet treats, which tasted very similar to a hot doughnut but in a tube form, which were then lined with Nutella – it was pretty incredible, as I am sure you can tell by my face above…

Prague was a beautiful city to visit and I couldn’t recommend it enough as somewhere to visit for a long weekend with your partner or with a group of friends.

Images: Author’s own

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