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Walking around Prague is like walking in the middle of a Gothic fairy tale. This is probably not an original thought but that doesn't make it any less true. The black spires that overlook the city are foreboding yet beautiful, you expect to see a winged beast fly over head to them with a sleeping princess in it's clutches. The  bells of the astrological clock chime every hour and it's the figure of Death that leads this hourly dance, only adding to the Gothic aesthetic that Prague embodies and embraces. The mysterious romance of the city has woven it's way into my heart, completely enthralling me and has me longing to return, as if I had fallen under a spell.

On our first day my boyfriend and I walked exploring the city and it's famous architecture. The clouds and rain stayed with us most of the morning but only added to the mystery and wonder that has made me fall in love with Prague.

Astrological Clock
Made in 1410 and the oldest working astrological clock in the world. The four figures represent the four aspects of life and society that were hated at the time: vanity, greed, death and lust. It's believed that should the clock not be properly maintained bad luck will fall upon the city. It's a stunning, fascinating piece of architecture and possibly my favourite thing in Prague. 



Charles Bridge 
Charles Bridge is the vein which connects Old Town to Prague Castle, with thousands of people flowing backwards and forwards. You expect to see hose drawn carriages with people in their finery going down it's length because of it's grand appearance and feel. 



Prague Castle
Not a castle in the way we may think of, more like a complex with St. Vitus cathedral in the centre . The castle is and incredible work of architecture and when the light from the setting sun hits it, it's truly breathtaking.



Petrin Tower 
Possibly the ugliest building in Prague (if you ignore the TV tower which is hated by both the locals and myself) but in honesty it's the view that you make the trek up there for. After you've paid and climbed the 300 steps you'll know what I mean.



Prague Zoo 
After our first day of continuous walking we went to Prague Zoo for another day of continuous walking. I'm always worried when I got to a zoo I've never been to. Will it be too small? Will the animals be unhappy? All I can say is after six hours of walking we still manged to miss out a section. Yeah it's HUGE and the animals have lots of space and look well looked after. 





Oh Prague you have firmly left  your mark on me and I know that one day we will be reunited. 


I hope you enjoyed this post. I will be writing a Prague travel tips post soon so keep an eye out for that. Have you been to Prague? What places have left their mark on you? 


Thanks for reading!


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  1. I have been to Prague and it's probably one of the best places I've ever been to. I went in winter and with snow everywhere and the smell of cinnamon in the air it was quite literally like being in fairytale!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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    1. Oh wow I bet it's so stunning in the snow. I loved the smell of cinnamon everywhere! Thanks for stopping by!

      Ella xx

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