Home to over 1.3 million residents, Prague is the gorgeous capital of the Czech Republic. Nicknamed “The City of a Hundred Spires,” it’s known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock. With so much to see, eat, and do, Prague is the perfect location for your next vacation photoshoot. Whether you’re traveling solo or with friends and family, Prague is a must on your travel bucket list.
WHAT TO EAT
While it’s easy to associate Italy with pizza and France with escargots, what does one eat in Prague? Find out more about classic Czech cuisine below!
You can’t pronounce that? Neither can we. In fact, it’s better known as Chimney Cake to foreigners. It’s indeed shaped like a chimney and was once strictly a festive treat- now, folks eat them all the time! And with good reason- they’re delicious! It’s been described as “a cinnabon roll that has been rolled along the outside of a pole and baked by fire rather than in the oven.”
A soup of meat and vegetables, goulash is often seasoned with paprika and other spices. With origins stemming from the medieval Hungary, goulash is a popular meal predominantly eaten in Central Europe. Czech goulash is a popular comfort food and a must when visiting Prague.
Known as “knedliky” in Prague, dumplings are the Czech traditional side dish made from wheat or potato flour, boiled in water as a roll and then sliced and served hot. Dumplings are often served with sauerkraut– enjoy!
WHAT TO SEE
There are so many gorgeous photo opportunities in Prague– it’s truly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Don’t miss out on the must-see sights below!
This historic bridge crosses the Vltava River in Prague. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. The most famous figure on the bridge is the monument to St. John of Nepomuk; in fact, tradition says that if you rub the bronze plaque, you will one day return to Prague.
The official office of the President of the Czech Republic, Prague Castle is a castle complex in dating from the 9th century. Prague Castle is also the largest coherent castle complex in the world! Live out your fairytale by visiting this castle the next time you’re in Prague!
Once a normal wall, since the 1980s the Lennon Wall has been filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles’ songs. Today, the wall represents a symbol of global ideals such as love and peace. It’s a great spot to take photos and make memories that will last a lifetime!
WHAT TO DO
Did you know Prague is a UNESCO monument? Here’s what you need to do the next time you visit this lovely city!
Beer and Czech Tapas Evening Walking Tour
Prague is known for their beer and tapas– what better way to enjoy both than to go on a walking tour? Plenty of organizations offer affordable tours where you can eat your heart out! Enjoy Prague’s thriving bar scene as you explore the city by foot and metro– don’t forget to take photos along the way!
Check out the Christmas Markets
Prague is one of the most beautiful destinations to explore during the holiday season. Sure, temperatures may not get above 40ºF, but that’s nothing a cup of mulled wine can’t cure! You’ll feel nothing but joy amongst all of the sparkling lights and shops peppering the city.
Over 6 million foreigners visited Prague in 2016, and the numbers are continuing to rise as more folks realize the beauty of this Czech city. If you’re planning a visit, be sure to hire a vacation photographer through Local Lens. You’ll get all those candid, genuine, and romantic moments captured in high-quality by a local, to be treasured for a lifetime. Inquire today to learn more about our services!