Prague has been on my list for so long but I never really got around to booking it. Other deals always came up. Like a bargain trip to Poland. So Prague was put to the back of the pile. I think it’s also because I didn’t know many people who have been. It’s so much easier to book something off word of mouth I think.
Originally me and Ashton had looked into booking Krakow. Which is another place I’ve always wanted to go to. But the lady at Dawson & Sanderson convinced us to do Prague. Mostly down to not needing 30 antigens to get there. So this is probably the first time I literally didn’t know what to expect from a trip. I didn’t look up anything other than the weather!
When we got there we spent our first our in a coffee shop near our hotel. Catching up on some food and coffee and figuring out our plan for the trip. We sat and read other blogs of what we needed to book.
I wasn’t sure what to expect about U Pavouka. I didn’t know whether it would be really good or crap and touristy. However I am so glad we booked it. It was hilarious and so interesting. We had some unusual and strange food but lots of good Prague beer. The evening consists of a 5 course meal, unlimited beer and wine, and different acts. This varies from fire breathers, a jester, a medieval band, pirates and belly dancers. The night definitely flew over but it is definitely a must for a few hours on an evening.
Old astronomical clock tower
This is probably the only thing I knew about in Prague. I’d seen it quite a bit on Instagram so knew what it looked like. In real life it is a lot smaller than I imagined. I thought it was going to be on the scale of the castle. Every hour the clock chimes and a ‘show’ happens. We expected something a bit more than what happened so don’t go expecting too much. It is really interesting and pretty however.
We did get a taxi to here, but it is also walking distance albeit uphill. This isn’t just a castle but rather there’s the whole grounds. There’s a really grand cathedral when you enter which is amazing inside. But there is also a tower to climb. For someone who hates heights, I seem to love a tower with a terrifying staircase. This one was a lot less scary than Gdańsk’. The views from above are incredible and you feel a lot more secure too.
The world of Banksy exhibition
Albeit this wasn’t quite what we thought. It was interesting to see and I just love Banksy either way. I was expecting something a bit like the Van Gough museum. But I would still recommend visiting whilst you’re there.
This isn’t something we did but wish we had. We only realised it on the last day. The beer spa is exactly what it sounds like. you sit and soak in tubs of beer! I’d definitely visit this next time!
The bars of Prague
Prague has so many amazing bars from a Horror bar, a train bar, robot bar, Irish bar and also a V for Vendetta bar. Most are around old town so quite accessible but the horror bar is at the other side of the river so a little out the way. We absolutely loved the live music in The Dubliner so I would definitely recommend there!
Have you ever visited Prague before? Would you visit any of these tourist spots on your trip?