ROMANCE IN PRAGUE

Prague is a great place for lovers and romance. The streets of Prague featuring architectural wonders, small lamp-lit streets and picaresque corners are as made for romantic walks. You can find various restaurants with beautiful atmosphere and view to enjoy a great meal or even have a date dinner on a night cruise along the Vltava River. Enjoy the fairy-tail ride in a horse-drawn carriage or in a vintage First Republic convertible from The Old Town Square or watch a performance of classical music in a Church or The Municipal House. There are many ways to experience romance during your stay in Prague, here are some tips we prepared for you.

 

The New World

Location: Nový svět, Hradčany, MAP

Prague Castle, the historical seat of Czech kings, the gothic cathedral of St. Vitus or The Golden Lane with the little houses of alchemists are for sure the top places to see for every visitor of Prague. Not many people know there is a similar place close to the main touristic attractions. The hidden street called the New World (“Nový Svět” in Czech) is located in the valley below baroque Loreta, a pilgrimage destination in Hradčany Square. You can take a unique walk to see small colourful houses lining along the New World Street and enjoy more intimate atmosphere of Prague Castle.

TIP: You can take tram no. 22 up to Prague Castle, but step off after one more stop after the Prague Castle (“Pražský hrad”) called “Brusnice”. Turn left to the street “U Brusnice” along a garden. From there you can see the New WorldStreet and continue to the Loreta, Hradčany Square and Prague Castle.

 

Kampa Island, Lovers´ Bridge and the Lennon Wall

Location: Kampa Island, The Lesser Town, MAP

One of the most charming spots in the Lesser Town of Prague is Kampa Island which you can see  and enter from the Charles Bridge. There is a huge park with a gallery of modern art (check here http://www.museumkampa.cz/en/ ) or a newly renovated house of well-known Czech artist Jan Werich. You can find there the oldest bridge over Čertovka River which separates the Kampa Island from the mainland. The bridge is next to the Grand Mill and you can see the abundance of padlocks which were hung there by enamoured couples. They tossed the key into the Čertovka River below as a symbol of their eternal love. If you cross the Lovers´ Bridge, you will get to the famous Lennon Wall where visitors can express their love and leave messages as well.

 

Medieval Monastery in Na Františku

Location: Anežská Street, Na Františku, The Old Town, MAP

If you can time your visit, look around the quarter Na Františku with the smallest house in Prague and uniquely preserved medieval monastery founded in 1230 by Czech Premyslid princess Agnes. Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia which is also considered to be one of the earliest gothic buildings in Prague is currently a seat of The National Gallery. You can admire the major artworks from the years 1200 – 1550 in Czech lands and central Europe or newly reconstructed convent gardens. The opening hours are from Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 and Wed 10:00 – 20:00. The basic entrance fee is 220 CZK and for free up to the age 26. You can check the official website here https://www.ngprague.cz/en/budova/klaster-sv-anezky-ceske

 

Museum of chocolate

Location: Celetná Street, The Old Town, MAP

Chocolate is one of the most favourite Valentines gifts in the world. Try to discover more about its origins and preparation in the Museum of chocolate located only 5 minutes far from your accommodation. There is a possibility of degustation, workshops (daily 10:30-17:30) a shop to by something for your sweet tooth or a lovely souvenir from Prague.

There are two branches of the Chocolate museum just next door in the same street Celetná No. 10 and No. 15 (inside the Wax Museum). The opening hours are daily 9:30 – 19:00 and the entrance fees 390 CZK/adult, 340 CZK/student or senior and for free for kids less than 6 years.

 

An exclusive experience in The Municipal House

Location: The Republic Square 5, MAP

The Municipal House is one of the most outstanding buildings in Prague. It was built in Art Nouveau style in the years 1905 – 1911 with a rich decor in exteriors and interiors. It serves as a concert hall, an exhibition hall and you can even find there a French restaurant, Pilsner Restaurant, American Bar or a stylish Café offering rich breakfasts every day from 7:30. The fashion lovers should not miss the exhibition Timeless of worldwide famous Czech designer Blanka Matragi. Except from here extraordinary dresses you can see the works of glass and sculpture, chandeliers, jewellery or graphics. Till the end of June, you can visit the exhibition Zdeněk Burian: The Wide World. Zdeněk Burian (1905 – 1981) is a very popular Czech painter and illustrator, know especially for his book illustrations od adventurous novels by Jules Verne, Jack London, Karl May, Rudyard Kipling or Jaroslav Foglar. In spring you can also visit concerts of Prague Symphony Orchestra in the beautiful Smetana Hall. The annual Prague Spring festival of classical music will take place in The Municipal House and other locations from 12th May till 4th June. Admirers of Art Nouveau can also take a guided tour in English or other languages. There are various tickets available, please check the official web site http://www.obecnidum.cz/en/ . You can purchase the tickets in the information centre on the ground floor, which is opened daily 10:00 – 20:00. The tickets for concerts are also available online. The Municipal House is located in The Republic Square up to 10 minutes of walk from Almandine Apartments.

 

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