Prague Bridge

One of the most overlooked bridges in Prague is Cechuv Most. I love the statues that flair out over the water. It's not the most historical spot in Prague, but it has a lively sense about it. There are river boats below and a cobbled walkway that wraps around almost to Maneuv Most to the south.

Oddly enough the bridge attaches itself to two very different areas - one part quaint Old Town, one part car fumed Strahov Tunnel. The Old Town part is particularly interesting with St. Agnes Convent nearby and some lovely quiet streets. I'd certainly consider booking a hotel in this area. It's a quick walk to nearly everything.

There are also a number of views worth taking advantage of from here. For example, just across the bridge is Letna Park. This park is full of cool vantage points for snapping nifty vistas. Of course Letna Beer Garden is here too, but that's another story.

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Prague Monument Pass

The tourist office of Prague recently unveiled a new monument pass. It covers 10 monuments for one price. These are lesser known or explored things to do in Prague, so it might be a good idea to give it a shot. It also saves you money instead of buying tickets at each place.

I am a big supporter of these places in particular because many provide incredible views of Prague. And, the photos you take home from atop a tower will be striking compared so many other pictures of Prague.

St. Nicholas' Church Tower

Towerhopping. Of all the things to do in Prague, this is often overlooked. Today I huffed up to the top of St. Nicholas' bell tower. It was incredibly cold and windy on the terrace, but it hasn't been sunny for weeks and I had to take advantage of it. Plus, the view from the top is spectacular. I rarely use that word, but in this case it really fits. Here are a few photos of Prague from the top.

Aside from this tower, there are many others including: the tower of St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle, the two towers on Charles Bridge and the tower of Old Town Hall on Old Town Square. All offer a wonderful perspective of Prague that many tourists overlook. Your camera will thank you!

Prague Castle’s Golden Lane to close for renovation

The Golden Lane of Prague Castle will close for about one year starting at the end of April. At least that's the plan. As all citizens of Prague know, reconstruction plans are nearly always different than the final outcome. Just look at the long process of fixing Charles Bridge. Yikes.

Anyway, this article discusses the plan in more detail: Golden Lane to close for renovation