Lives in Prague, Czech Republic
Since Jul 2010
25-34 year old female
I have been living in Prague for almost 8 year and I love this city. Mostly because it is beautiful city full of interesting people to meet and it is also a great place to start trip around the world :) I am a traveller through and through and I am loving it :)
Historic Sites, Lookouts
Cemeteries, Historic Sites
Vysehrad, the Castle on the heights, is surrounded by a gorgeous park and historical cemetery. It offers a magnificent view over Prague and is a truly peaceful place.
This hidden gem in the city center is a unique monastery of the Church of Our Lady - one of Prague's most valuable Gothic relics. It has a very interesting structure and unusual shape of towers. The name "Emauzy" is believed to originate either from the gospel, in which Jesus met with his disciples near the village Emmaus, or from Emmahaus, the house of Czech Queen Ema nearby.
There is a restaurant hidden in this gorgeous place. Whether you dine at the restaurant is up to you, but either way, do not miss the surroundings! This huge park featuring a vineyard from the 14th century, a wooden gazebo (famous for open air weddings), Villa Groebe and artificial cave with a fountain will blow your mind and change your opinion about Prague. Definitely well worth the visit!
Northwest of the famous Prague castle lies Novy Svet (the New World), which will — contrary to what you would expect from the name — take you back to the 14th century. Back then it was just a suburb of the Prague castle area. Now it is a well preserved corner of the city, with narrow streets and tiny houses well-worth exploring.
Villa Bertramka, built in the 17th century and named after its third owner, Frantisek from Bertram, is interesting for its charm, if nothing else. In addition, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart finished the Don Giovanni opera while he was a guest here, so why not go and see with your own eyes what inspired him?
You might ask, what is so special about this cemetery? Huge and peaceful, featuring the chapel of St. Wenceslaw at its heart, this cemetery was founded in 1885 as a place of eternal rest for the rich and famous. Here, you can visit the graves of politicians, writers, artists and actors - including Vaclav Havel, the famous post-revolutionary president, among others. With around 16,000 graves and 900 tombs to explore, you're bound to stumble across something interesting.
These impressive gardens include an awesome park, a chapel surrounded by a historical vineyard, a Japanese garden and a tropical green house - among other green gems.
Henry´s Bell Tower, or Jindrisska Vez, is a Gothic tower that was built in the 14th century, beside the Church of St. Henry and Cunigunde. It is 67.7 meters high, the highest separate belfry in Prague.
This charming summer hunting palace in the shape of a 6-angle star (Hvezda) was built in 1555 in the renaissance style, and is situated in a park surrounded by protective historic walls. Featuring 4 floors - each representing one of the four elements (fire, air, water and earth) - this interesting hexagonal building is today a home to the Museum of Czech Literature.
The former customs house was built in the Gothic style around the turn of the 17th century, and represents one of the few authentic remains of the old fishing village, Podskali. Nowadays it serves as a restaurant and a museum showcasing the former way of life found in this area.