we spent last weekend celebrating our love and valentine’s day in prague! for the past while i’ve been really fascinated by this czech city, and on christmas morning ian presented me with a plane ticket for valentine’s weekend. i was excited to discover if prague lived up to the thick romance and magic i envisioned it had – and it sure did, tenfold! in fact – i’m about to make a really bold statement – i think that prague is actually my favourite european city!
we arrived late thursday night and checked into the nicholas hotel, which was the most amazing place to stay (one of our absolutle favourite accomodations ever – more on that later). we woke up on friday morning to beautiful winter sunshine bathing the city. this was the view from our room!
after a lovely breakfast, we hit the cobblestoned streets and headed for charles bridge, just down the road from our hotel. and immediately we started falling for prague!
^^ the nicholas hotel (the square grey building in the front), nestled right in with the spectacular st. nicholas church! ^^
there is such a special feeling in the air on charles bridge – some brand of magic. there are musicians and artists and happy people and stellar views of towers and spires and those delightful red rooftops. we both just love, love, loved strolling across the bridge (which we did probably six or seven times more throughout the course of our weekend!).
we climbed to the top of the tower on the old town side of the bridge, and adored the views from the top!
and then we walked back across the bridge towards the castle district. clearly, i couldn’t stop taking pictures! it’s just all too good!
at the end of the bridge there was an awesome street performer making incredible bubbles! it was super fun to watch.
thoroughly in love with prague after just a couple of hours, we headed up up up the hill to prague castle…
…to be continued!