Fairytale Prague

Our first full day in Prague was cold and bright. After a delicious breakfast which was included in our stay at the Iron Gate Hotel, we ventured out into the old town square to catch a glimpse of it in the daylight.

We stopped by the famous astronomical clock and the outdoor market which sold meats, cheese, crepes, hot cider, and gluwein, a delicious, soul-warming hot, spiced wine.

Prague clock

The astronomical clock dates back to 1410 and has had several additions and adjustments made to it over the years due to both wear and tear and as a result of gunfire at the end of WWII. It is an amazing structure and is very cool to see the animation of the Apostles that takes place on the hour.

food in Prague

Hard cheeses like these were displayed in wooden market stalls.

food in Prague

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A picture of me taking a picture of the market

After a stroll through the market, which I believe is much bigger in the warmer months, we made our way across The Charles Bridge and up the long, hill cobblestones to the palace and cathedral.

Prague in winter

Prague in winter

The palace complex was massive, and the beautiful St. Vitus Cathedral looms over all of it.

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You could spend a couple of hours alone just wandering the cathedral, the palace grounds, and the nearby monastery, which I will cover in another post. Every corner of Prague brings new architectural and cultural beauty. I am going to say goodnight before this post gets too long, but I have so many more photos and meals from Prague and Ireland to share. Also up on Travel Eat Love this week, a marathon training update, a super simply soup, a healthy grocery haul, and a recap of my weekend dinners at Gaslight and Craigie on Main. Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday night!

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  1. Jessica’s avatar

    That church is beautiful!

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  2. Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)’s avatar

    Wow, you’re bringing back memories! I was in Prague for New Year’s in 2006/2007 and just felt in love with the city. Your pictures are gorgeous — so many beautiful buildings and delicious food. :D

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  3. Estela @ Weekly Bite’s avatar

    I want to go to Prague to badly! What gorgeous pictures!

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  4. Kelly’s avatar

    Wow, those pictures are gorgeous- they are making me want to go to Prague even more than I already wanted to :) That market looks especially cool- I feel like we don’t have anything like the cool European markets I have seen in Spain and other places in Europe.

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  5. Abby’s avatar

    Wow! The history there must be unbelievable! Gives me chills!

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  6. Lara (Thinspired)’s avatar

    I have heard such wonderful things about Prague but have never had the chance to go. I hear it’s a highly underrated country to visit! I can’t wait to go one day.

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  7. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella’s avatar

    Prague is one of those places I’ve always wanted to visit. It looks absolutely magical! :D

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  8. Kirsten’s avatar

    I LOVED Prague. It was definitely one of my favorite European City destinations :)

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  9. Carolyn Jung’s avatar

    I’ve always heard people say it’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Your photos show just why. Lovely, even in the winter.

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