Prague Photos: These 41 Pictures Prove it’s the Prettiest City in Europe
Prague’s always been a special place for me. Years ago, while walking along an unusually empty Charles Bridge on a snow-filled night close to Christmas, I made a decision that changed my life. I decided then and there, that I wanted to live in Europe. I didn’t know where, I didn’t know when, but I was very determined to make it happen.
Six months later, I moved to Berlin, and the rest was history!
After moving back to Berlin for the second (and hopefully last time), I knew another visit to Prague was in order. Best of all, I’d be spending a long weekend with Canadian friends and getting to know the city from a local’s perspective.
Prague is popular for a reason. Sure, people come for the weird and wonderful. Brits like to come for cheap beer and stag parties. Backpackers make Prague part of their gap-year pilgrimage. But most of us come, because it’s an extraordinarily pretty city and perhaps, the most prettiest city in Europe.
These 41 photos prove Prague’s the prettiest city in Europe and are also a love letter in tribute to the city that had such a profound impact on me.
Prague Photos: Classic Views
According to my Canuck friends Geoff and Katie, Riegrovy Sady Park offers one of the best views over Prague. Imagine what this must look like at sunrise or sunset!
Tip – there’s a restaurant and beer garden in the park, so stop, have a beer, and enjoy that view.
During high season, this is what get when you walk along the Gothic styled Charles Bridge. There’s tourists, as well as vendors hawking their wares, as far as the eye can see.
Tip – Visit Charles Bridge early in the morning or even better, at sunrise. There will be far less people and the light will be beautiful.
Looking out from the Charles Bridge, you’ll see lots of tour boats and examples of the city’s typical Baroque, Gothic, and Art Nouveau architecture.
Peaking out at Prague’s Old Town from under my travel themed umbrella.
Strolling through the crowds in Old Town.
Not far from Charles Bridge is St. Salvator Church.
The ever dreamy, Prague Castle off into the distance and handful of tourists taking pedalboat rides. For more of Prague Castle, see my photo essay featuring Prague Castle in winter.
Another classic view of Prague from along the Vltava.
I don’t remember the exact street where I stopped to take this photo. The spires of St. Vitus Cathedral beckon from a distance.
The Dancing House, designed in part by Frank Gehry, rests alongside the Vltava river.
Prague Photos: Street Scenes
Walking along random streets in some residential areas of Prague.
The rain in Prague only made for prettier photos.
Prague, through the veil of a bubble.
When Katie and I were walking around taking Prague photos, we came across a narrow alley that led to a hidden restaurant. Curiously, this small army of colourful watering cans lined one of walls.
Sometimes, it’s all about the details, like this window open decorated with pots of flowers.
Love or hate them, love locks hang on the Čertovka pedestrian bridge.
Not far from the love locks, is the John Lennon Wall, where tourists flock to have Tinder profile pictures of themselves taken with street art.
I really loved coming across this non-profit brick project in Prague, where you could buy and paint a brick to help handicapped people live better lives.
Cool reflections from the glass facade of this building.
Men walking outside the National Theatre.
Prague Photos: Cafes
I made a coffee stop at one of my favourite places in Prague, the Cubist designed Cafe Grand Orient.
Prague Photos: People
I had a great time taking photos of people in Prague, whether it be girls walking around with floral wreaths in their hair, some taking street fashion photos, or just randomly posing.
Then there was this guy. I’m not quite sure what’s happening here.
Not only was it fun to take snaps of the trams darting this way and that around Prague, it was fun riding them.
A lot of tourists book city tours in old classic cars, and I was especially delighted to spy the “Sheepist” sticker art, which I also saw when on an alternative tour in Budapest.
Prague Photos: Prague by Night
Good to Know
Looking for more inspiration about what to do in Prague?
- Treat yourself to a spa treatment and take a beer bath.
- Be cultural and explore Cubism at the House of the Black Madonna.
- Visit the Museum of Torture.
- Explore the massive complex of Prague Castle, which is especially pretty on a snowy day!
- Stay at Hotel Yasmin.
- If you’re visiting over Christmas, hang out at one of the Christmas Markets in Wenceslas Square or Old Town Square.
- For more Prague photos, jump over to Buzzfeed.
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