When In… Prague
Prague is a beautiful city with amazing food, interesting history, and tons to do. Here are my top five things to do in Prague (although there are a lot more!).
Explore Old Town Square
Old Town Square is one of the main hubs of Prague and is surrounded by various shops, restaurants, food stands, and public transportation stops. It is also extremely picturesque so make sure to keep your cameras, phones and selfie sticks at the ready. The square is also a great point of reference as a meeting spot or as a way to read your map.
Walk Across the Charles Bridge
The Charles Bridge is another popular destination with gorgeous views of the water, Prague, and the bridge itself ( which is also exceptionally pretty). There are some merchants who sell homemade goods, which make for great souvenirs. Just beware of pickpockets and people asking for money; the bridge is a touristy spot so remember to keep your belongings close.
Visit the Jewish Ghetto
Personally, this is my favorite spot in Prague due to its rich history and its close proximity to the John Lennon wall. The cemetery, synagogue, and museum are must-sees. I would highly recommend a walking tour that goes through this area, as there is a lot of interesting information that could be missed without the knowledge of a professional guide. Just remember that everything in the (old) Jewish ghetto closes early on Fridays, for Shabbat, so plan accordingly!
Enjoy the Food
And, of course, a trip to Prague would not be complete without some traditional Czech food. From goulash (a stew usually made with beef) to kremrole (a doughy pastry – pictured above – that can be filled with Nutella or ice cream), there is no lack of meat, flavor or richness in Czech cuisine. For an authentic meal, grab a quick bite from a food stand where you eat standing on the street among other tourist and locals alike!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jolie Blair is a rising senior at Emory University from Sun Valley, Idaho. She is double majoring in Theater Studies and Public Health and has a passion for the arts, writing, and traveling. She studied abroad for the 2016 fall semester in Rome, Italy and had an experience of a lifetime, which she loves to share with those who want to listen (and even those who don’t like her 140lb Great Dane!).