Prague, beyond the clichéd tourist destinations
The City of a Thousand Spires and UNESCO World Heritage Site is not without its secret heavens of pleasure that are not commonly discovered on mainstream tourist agenda.
Visit Lesser Town—the Baroque Pearl of Prague
Lesser Town or Mala Strana, as colloquially known, is a quint region dotted by cute cafes, well-stocked bookstores and postcard-perfect corners to sit and while away by soaking in the Prague hullabaloo. Take a walk on the Charles Bridge before venturing into Mala Strana Bridge Towers. Clustered around in a sonorous slumber around the foothills of Prague Castle,
Lesser Town is ancient. Its cobbled streets have witnessed the boom of residences, pubs, shops and restaurants. During the night, lanterns lit the secluded streets transporting you to the old Prague. As you embark in the morning for sightseeing, do not skip Czech Museum of Music, Kafka Museum and Lennon Wall that showcases graffiti inspired by the legendary artist.
Stroll Downhill to St. Wenceslas Vineyard
Perched atop a hill, Weneclas offers a view so beautiful to leave you awestruck—Prague Castle above you and the entire city sprawling down like a painting below you. The Vineyard is brimming with antique flavour and romance.
You would have ample scope to pause and contemplate the abounding beauty of the capital city of Czech Republic. Wenceslas Vineyard’s charm is accentuated by the liberty it offers to tourists for navigating the beauty without charging a penny. You would be enthralled on viewing the panoramic view of the city from this place preserved in all its authenticity over the last thousand years.
Shop from the Havelska Souvenir Market
Havelska is in itself a beautiful Prague Street that boasts in full glory the eternal resplendence of this historical city of Bohemia. The local market was established in 1232 and still manages to retain its allure, nestled between the twin Baroque towers of St Gallen Chruch. If you are a connoisseur of chocolates, spices, antique collectables, coasters, salts and notebooks, the market is a boon. Besides shopping souvenirs, photograph the quaintness manifested in each overlooked nook and corner of this alley.
Arrange a Photowalk at Jewish Quarter
A delightful area steeped in history, the key highlights are Pinkas synagogue, Kafka’s birthplace, Museum of Decorative Arts, Spanish synagogue and the Old Jewish Cemetery besides the souvenir market located just outside it. As you step inside the largest Jewish ghetto in Europe, you are at once torn between visiting the many attractive sites this neighbourhood has preserved. Quite a few Gothic architectural elements could be still traced here.