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Prague Castle

The view of the city from the steps to Prague Castle
After strolling through the Prague Castle complex and seeing the Cathedral and square, the traveler is further rewarded with a beautiful view of the city from a high point. Parts of Lesser Town can be seen among the sea of red-orange rooftops and greenery.
Statue on the gate of Prague Castle
A rather violent one at that. Seems to be loads of imagery of death and violence all over these classic European cities.
Statue on the gate of Prague Castle Prague  Czech Republic

The thirsty lion
A close-up of one of the lions on the Kohl's Fountain in Prague Castle. I just liked the shot.
The thirsty lion Prague  Czech Republic

CATCH: Change of the guards in Prague Castle
I spent quite a bit of time in Eastern Europe in 2007 and Prague was one of my favorite cities. Prague Castle is quite an impressive sight. It's the largest castle complex in Europe and it dominates the view from across the river. Definitely plan to spend a full day here and explore the grounds, the basilica, and the cute little stores along golden lane.
CATCH: Change of the guards in Prague Castle Prague  Czech Republic

CATCH: The view from Prague Castle
Prague is a gorgeous city with beautiful bridges, charming red brick-roofed houses, and a ton of old world charm. The way I've always described it is if you replaced all the motor vehicles with horse carriages and made everyone wear period clothes it will look like that's exactly how it should be.

Here's a view of the city from Prague Castle.
CATCH: The view from Prague Castle Prague  Czech Republic

View of The Charles Bridge
Walking along the Vltava River; being transported back in time.
View of The Charles Bridge Prague  Czech Republic

Trip to Prague
Pretty but touristy city
Trip to Prague Prague  Czech Republic

Scenic winding walk up to the castle
If you're looking to get from point A to point B, take public transit. The specialty shops are restaurants along the way are hard to pass up.

Also: grab a pitcher at the Strahov Monastery, a microbrewery near the castle — especially great after an afternoon of walking.
Scenic winding walk up to the castle Prague  Czech Republic

View from Prague Castle
View from Prague Castle Prague  Czech Republic

Prague Castle
Prague’s fairy tale vibe stems in large part from this magnificent structure that stands guard at the top of Castle Hill, in the historical Hradčany district. With roots dating to the 9th century, Prague Castle—now the seat of the Czech Republic’s Head of State—is part of an estate that stretches over 750,000 square feet, making it the largest castle complex in the world. So set aside plenty of time to explore the grounds, which include a Gothic cathedral, monastery, towers, and gardens. There are also four palaces, plus several museums, from the Toy Museum to exhibits curated by the National Gallery. Check the event schedule before you visit: in addition to the regular changing of the guard spectacular, the complex hosts concerts, cultural events, and an annual summer Shakespeare festival.
Prague Castle Prague  Czech Republic

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