Prague Fulfils Its Reputation as a Beautiful, Thriving City
Prague is a nice place to visit. Quite beautiful, easy to get around, everything works and it appears to be thriving. The hop-on hop-off bus I used had three routes, and a boat cruise. The main route had 22 stops.
The only problem was that mini-buses on cobble stone streets can be very bone-shattering and makes it impossible to take photographs on the run.
Most of the key attractions are within 1000 m of the centre of the city and are quite close to the railway station.
As usual I focused on the museums, art galleries and the major tourist attractions. Crouds were only a problem at the top four most popular attractions.
I did not attempt to tour the Prague Castle which is massive and would take days to get around. But I visited the Old Town Square, Wencelas Square, Charles Square and Bridge, Republic Square, the Main Brewery, which has a visitor center, radio tower, and strolled through many back streets out in the inner city area.
The riverside vistas are very attractive and many water sports were being engaged in such as kyaking, canoes and jet boat adventures. The train follows a river all the way from Dresden to Prague.
Read on for my brief notes during a three day adventure in Prague.
Images of Prague - All original photos - janderson99
Prague - Its Scenic and Easy to Get Around
The central area of Prague, around the old square, is easy accessible and walking is the best way to get around. There are many great walking tours you can join of you can do it yourself using a map and your trusty 'Google and Apple Maps'. The various squares are the community hubs. It is easy to spot the churches as their spires rise up into the skyline. The Jewish quarter is also well worth a walking tour. It is nice strolling along the river and crossing the various bridges, There are many river cruises available. You can also get around use the horse drawn carriages, the old vintage cars, 'choo choo' trains and of course the hop-on hop-off buses. Taxis are widely available, some with meters others not. It pays to check the trip cost before you get in as the costs can vary considerably and you may get ripped off.
Prague - Getting to Know You - All Original Photos - janderson99Click thumbnail to view full-size
Gallery of Art Prague
The Gallery of Art Prague had simultaneous displays of art by Salvador Dali, Alfons Mucha and Andy Warhol. What a combination! The Mucha art nouveau was fabulous.
Art Nouveau - Alfons Mucha at the Gallery of Art, PragueClick thumbnail to view full-size
Salvador Dali at the Gallery of Art, Prague
Salvador Dali is unique in many ways and the collection at the Gallery of Art in Prague included a wide range of his works, as shown in the images below.
Gallery of Art, PragueClick thumbnail to view full-size
Art in the Trade Fair Palace (Veletrzni Palace)
This museum is located on the castle side of the river, away from the centre of Prague. It is a short taxi ride and the National Technical Museum Prague and the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art are close by (an easy walk). The Trade Fair Palace is a large modern building of six huge floors containing Czech and European art including Picasso, van Gogh, and French masters in their permanent exhibitions. They also feature many temporary exhibitions that include furniture, ceramics and sculpture. This museum is well worth a visit.
Art in the Trade Fair Palace (Veletrzni Palace) - All Original Photos - janderson99Click thumbnail to view full-size
More Prague Sights - All Original Photos - janderson99Click thumbnail to view full-size
© 2014 Dr. John Anderson
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