Rediscovering Prague, a Photo Essay

Posted on 07. Jul, 2012 by in Czech Republic, Destinations, Europe Travel, Photo Posts

I’ve been lucky enough to visit Prague twice in my life.

The first visit barely qualifies as such since I was only there for a few hours, but the second one gave me ample time to revisit my favorite places and discover new ones. I’ve been in a travel whirlwind ever since I got back, and I’ve barely gotten enough time to write about this beautiful city. So instead, I decided to share my favorite photos of Prague, who just happens to be an extremely photogenic city.

photos of prague

photos of prague

One of the things I love most about the city is the incredible amount of details. You probably know how captivated I am by architecture, as my photography seems to naturally focus on that. I think part of what makes a city, a region or a country so unique - the food and the architecture. And apparently, Prague is blessed with gorgeous examples.

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Our Lady of Tin

photos of prague

photos of prague

photos of prague

I really, really recommend going up the Old Town Hall tower in Staroměstské náměstí (also known to commoners as Old Town Square). At 5 euros per person, it’s a very cheap and easy activity - elevator, yay! - and it offers gorgeous panoramic views on all of Prague. From there you can perfectly see the castle, the Charles Bridge, the colorful facades, the Vltava river and the St. Nicolas Church.

photos of prague

photos of prague

The Prague Castle is incredible. It’s the largest castle in the world, its history goes back to the 9th century and it actually is home to the Czech crown jewels. What fascinates me the most, though, is the people that have come and gone in this place, from the Kings of Bohemia to presidents of Czechoslovakia. I just wish photography was allowed inside!

photos of prague

photos of prague

While Prague may have gotten overly touristic over the last few years, it’s still a wonderful city to discover, again and again. I suggest you book an apartment with Oh-Prague during the low-season - that way, you’ll get the best of what the city has to offer, all to yourself.

Have been to Prague? What are your favorite photos of Prague? Do you have insider’s tips about the city?

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12 Responses to “Rediscovering Prague, a Photo Essay”

  1. Cherina

    08. Jul, 2012

    I agree that the low-season is definitely a good option for visiting Prague. Although, I have never actually been there in the summer so I guess I am a little biased.

    I visited in February so the winter chill kept many of the tourists away, but I LOVED it! Prague with a dusting of snow is just gorgeous! Love your photos of this beautiful city, Marie.

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    • Marie

      10. Jul, 2012

      I dream of visiting Prague during Christmas time. It must be so magical! Thanks for the kind words :)

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  2. Ele

    08. Jul, 2012

    I remember we took a day trip to Karlstein castle. There were cherry fields and we stopped to sample the fruit. I bet it must have been high summer. I hope the fruit didn’t belong to anyone particular XD

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  3. Andrea

    08. Jul, 2012

    Beautiful photos - it was so gloomy and overcast when we were there I hardly got any.

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    • Marie

      10. Jul, 2012

      The Charles Bridge must be a real sight on a gloomy day, though. Especially early morning!

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  4. MyLifeTraveling

    08. Jul, 2012

    Im in Prague now, so this article couldn’t have come at a better time. Many thanks!

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  5. Abby

    09. Jul, 2012

    One of my dearest friends has lived in Prague for 20 years. I’ve almost gone twice. I can’t wait to actually go! Gorgeous photos.

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    • Marie

      10. Jul, 2012

      You really should! Prague is amazing, especially if you have someone to show you around.

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  6. I LOVE Prague. Was only there 3 nights, but it was such a magical, beautiful place for me. Definitely plan to go back one day.

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  7. Heading for Prague on July 23rd. However, we tend to like the smaller towns and the countryside, and so we’re not going to spend any more than a couple of days in Prague. Looks like there is so much to see in Czech Republic and most people seem to never make it past Prague.

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