You or may not have noticed that some metro station platforms are cooler than others. After being here for 3 years I’ve made mental notes on some of my favourite stops, and now it’s time to share them with you. 1. One of the first to mention has to be Namesti Miru — I also think that this ranks amongst everyone’s favourite metro stations in Prague. Why? Because of the turquoise and cool ocean colors, the name (Namesti Miru – I mean that’s already cool – it means peaceful square), and the fact that it’s one of the deepest tunnels underground in the city. That’s why it always takes forever to rise up to the top on those never-ending escalators.
Looking to explore an old castle and a medieval town? You’re in luck. There is an old Gothic castle perched onto of a hill only about 45 minutes away from Prague. The river also flows nearby and the the small town is beautiful, quaint and worth checking out. Interested? Here’s how to get there. First stop is getting to the main train station — Hlavni Nadrazi. There you can purchase your tickets round-trip for 99 crowns per person. You can do this or you can avoid the hassle all together and just purchase it online at http://www.cd.cz (highly recommended). That way, you can just pull out your smartphone and show them the code (saving paper, yay)! If you’re going during the
The monumental statue in the center of Old Town Square is one of the most popular meeting places in the city. On sunny days, the benches surrounding the monument’s steps are filled with Italians in expensive sunglasses, American biftads in fraternity shirts, and travelers from all over the globe, eating, drinking, smoking and sending text messages home. Few realize that the bronze man above them, standing defiantly against hurricane-force winds, was deemed a heretic by the Catholic Church, tethered to a stake and roasted alive in 1415 — an event that touched off decades of warfare between reform-minded nationalist Hussites and the country’s German-oriented Roman Catholic leaders. To Czechs, Hus has come to represent national pride and triumph against foreign