Prague Diaries | The Charles Bridge, the Prague Castle and Golden Lane

Following my trip to Paris I flew to Prague. On my arrival I checked into a lovely old hotel next to the Charles Bridge and started exploring the city in the afternoon. It’s not my first time in Prague so I did not have to visit many places but I just wanted to get a feel for the city that I love so deeply. I have many vivid memories of my late Dad and me travelling there when I was a child. Prague has always occupied a special place in my heart.

I started with a visit to the Charles Bridge [Czech: Karlův most] which is a medieval stone arch bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague. Its construction started in 1357, and finished in the early 15th century. The bridge is 516 metres long and nearly 10 metres wide. I then went towards the Franz Kafka Museum but it was too late so I could not visit it. I will go back there on the 2nd day of my visit. I also visited Shakespeare and Sons bookshop [Czech: Shakespeare a Synové] located in U Lužického semináře 10 which sells books in English, French and other languages. Then I went towards the Prague Castle. I went to see St. Vitus Cathedral, the pearl of Gothic architecture and the Golden Lane [Czech: Zlatá ulička] which was built in the 16th century and it takes its name from the goldsmiths who lived there in the 17th century. A literary curiosity: Franz Kafka used to spend his time writing in the house number 22 of the Golden Lane in 1916.

Also, while on a waking tour I had a Trdelník which is an ice cream with fruit [in my case stewed apples with cinnamon] served in a doughnut. I highly recommend it.

Afterwards I went to the Prague Castle grounds to admire the view of old Prague. I hope that this little video will give you some glimpse into the beautiful city of Prague. I will share the second video shortly.

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