What if you had just one perfect day to spend in Prague? One beautiful glorious day. What would you do? Lucky for you we’ve sorted this for you!
Start at Vyšehrad; a historical fort, built in the 10th century, on a hill overseeing Vltava River. Situated within these walls is the Basilica of St Peter and St Paul, Vyšehrad Cemetery and Prague’s oldest surviving building, the Rotunda of St Martin from the 11th century. But simply walking the beautiful and extensive grounds and along the high walls can be enough with stunning uninterrupted views of Prague beneath you.
Vyšehrad should take you down the hill and along the waterfront. At night the riverbank comes alive with bars and on Saturday morning there is a huge open air market. But as it will still be early we are going to walk into Old Town, through the throngs of tourists and shops. Have a giggle and a gape at the hodgepodge of streets, alleyways and all the people in between. Back a few streets where the crowds are all but gone, into a doorway and up a few flights of stairs is the very sassy bourgeois Cafe Louvre.
The waiters are in bow ties, waistcoats and long black aprons, efficiently whisking away dishes and making you feel like a VIP. Cafe Louvre’s specialty here is the thick unctuous decadent hot chocolate, plain, velvet and smooth, or served with ice cream, whipped cream or rum. I could have stayed there all afternoon. Oh actual food? Yes, Cafe Louvre also has an extensive lunch menu (and breakfast and dinner).
Now it’s time to walk off all that chocolate. Head towards the river, walking slowly and taking in the sights. If you’re feeling more adventurous take the hill up to Letná Park, with the picture postcard view of Vltava River. It’s a little steep but there are a bunch of picnic benches to take in the view, and possibly snooze. We may have done that.
Time for beer? Great! Stroll your butt back into town to the homely but stylish restaurant Ferdinanda. With tin buckets made into lights and garden rakes for coat hangers Ferdinanda serves classic Czech dishes and local beer. We tried their house special goulash with bread dumplings.
Hope your day was as spectacular as ours! Now waddle on home!