We had rented an apartment, Kozna 6, down a side street next to Old Town square. Had a hard time locating the apartment without a GPS. Spent an hour circling aimlessly around the area in our car and asking numerous people before a passerby came to our rescue. It was nice of him to use his smart phone to pinpoint the apartment and gave us a precise directions. Once there, we met the most hospitable host, Pasquale. Took us up to the apartment, and oh my, wonderful views of the city and of the astronomical clock tower out of the apartment windows. Nice, modern and spacious apartment with full kitchen attached. Large and brightly lit bathroom with tub, shower, bidet, toilet and towel warmer. It made us felt right at home in Prague. Best stay we had for our road trip. Pasquale recommended a Czech restaurant, Mjelnice, down the alley from the apt, for our first night in Prague. Good food, desirable service with no airconditioning- be prepared to sweat thru dinner.
Climbed up the hill to the vast Prague Castle compound for a breathtaking view of the city. Could easily spend several days here. The compound houses the Royal Palace, Summer Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George's Basilica, various gardens, and many more aesthetic buildings with various architectural styles dating from the year 880. Took a break from the rain at one of its cafe. Ordered Sacher Torte and profiteroles with grog which was a traditional Czech drink consisting of warm water, rum, a cube of sugar and a slice of lemon. Good drink on a rainy day.
Old Town Square at night- the sky looked surreal and felt like man-made even though it's all natural
Breakfast for 4 at the apartment- we're spoiled with scrumptious and delicious spread for 2 days.
The famous astronomical clock at Old Town Square
Old Town Square
Jan Hus Monument- a symbol of Czech nationalism
St Vitus Cathedral from Charles Bridge
St. Bernard kneeling beforeVirgin Mary- statue from 1709.
St. John of Nepomuk- the saying was touch the relief on the right and you'll return to Prague.
Crowded Charles Bridge
St Nicholas Church
Stairway to the Prague Castle compound
Love is in the air. This is probably the fifth couple that we encountered getting married that day.
St. Vitus Cathedral
Huddling away from the rain at the cathedral's entrance
Interior of St. Vitus Cathedral
Nice door knobs but, mind you they're sharp
City view from Prague Castle
Mjelnice's beef goulash in bread bowl- very good
Mjelnice's roasted pork knee- perfect crispy skin, amazing flavors
Grilled baby back ribs- surprisingly good at a cafe near St. Nicholas Church
Beef goulash from the same cafe- lacks substance
Profiteroles- satisfied my sweet tooth
Sacher Torte- on the dry side
Ham or prosciutto anyone? Sold by the 100 grams with 200 grams minimum
Potato chips on a stick- light and crispy
Trdelnik rolled pastries with cinnamon- fluffy with a nice soft crust and taste like churro
Mushroom shaped nut crackers