Old Towns … Prague & Cesky Krumlov [Czech Republic]

Both the towns/cities we went to in the Czech Republic had Old Town Squares. Of course, the one in Prague is much bigger. Even outside of the Old Town Squares, walking around the Old Town is a great experience. We picked December for the visit, mainly for the Christmas Markets.

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Wherever you look, you see attractive buildings …
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Wenceslas Square, Prague. All decked up for Christmas … You can see the Narodni Museum in the background.
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Astronomical Clock, Old Town Square, Prague. The crowds, when the clock does its routine, is huge! I was worried about pickpockets 🙂
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The astronomical clock …
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Christmas Market, Old Town Square, Cesky Krumlov … Much smaller scale than the ones in Prague.
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Church of Our Lady before Týn, Old Town Square, Prague. Menacing clouds around …
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While walking through the Old Town in Prague …
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While walking through the Old Town in Prague … Early in the morning.
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Municipal House, Republic Square, Prague. We had gone there to catch the tour bus to Cesky Krumlov.
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While walking to the Prague Castle … What a nice street. Mala Strana area …
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While walking to the Prague Castle … What a nice street. Mala Strana area …
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While walking to the Prague Castle … What a nice street. Mala Strana area …
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Mala Strana area is so beautiful … I wish I had more time to explore the area in detail.
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Hradcany Square, Prague Castle … I struggled to take this photo with minimal people 🙂 It was around 8.30AM and the crowds were only building up.
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The superb St. Vitus Cathedral … The best Cathedral/Church/Basilica I have seen (yet) …
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Strahov Monastery … Unfortunately, because I did not book in advance, I could not have lunch there … There were huge crowds. 

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Prague has squeezed into my Top-5 list of Cities … 

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View of Prague Castle from across Vltava River … We were walking towards the Charles Bridge.
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Charles Bridge … At dusk, there was a huge crowd … Just walking along the bridge, while dodging people, was an exercise.
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The entrance to the Charles Bridge … (Bridge Tower)
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Church of St. Salvator … Could not enter it. It was just crazily crowded 🙂
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Old Town Clock Tower (Pražský Orloj) …

 

 

 

 

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