Nightlife in Praha, Czech Republic

Ok, so these two geezers didn’t exactly check out the night-club scene in Prague, but at least we were out at night!  This alone is a big accomplishment with a toddler.   The gal that ran our accommodations also provided babysitting and after meeting her, acquiring her fingerprints, full-background check and the expiration date on her Nutella jar, we decided to leave this complete stranger with our son.   What a treat to be out past 8 pm in a European City like this!!!!! Sorry, I really try not to get out of hand with the explanation points. (!)

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Loyal blog followers, please recall  this view in daytime, first pic in the previous blog…

Those of you with less time on your hands, that perhaps missed the last blog, simply scroll down to the end and click the red back arrow….

What can I say, other than….Prague lit up is really gorgeous.  But, still full of tourists!?  I mean packed with them, brimming!! (there I go again,sorry). Still….Deep sigh here. Natural meets Man-made beauty. Man-made in the 12 th century, but….beautiful.

So, this time around, we stumbled onto Old Town Square, that we somehow missed during the day!
So, this time around, we stumbled onto Old Town Square, that we somehow missed during the day!

Old Town Square- anyone else think this looks like Disney World behind me!?!?

Nope, not Disney world, but yet again another incredible cathedral.

Nope, not Disney world, but yet again another incredible cathedral. The Tyn Church.

This is the Church of Our Lady before Týn, or Týnský chrám (Týn Church) or just Týn)…circa 14th century. The towers are 80 meters high.

Check out that crowd…

close-up- it has the coolest glowing lights at the top!? Very medieval.

close-up- it has the coolest glowing spires!? Very medieval.

Ghostbusters should have filmed here.  And I just dated myself as some kind of roller-skating 80’s chick. (ok and upon further wiki-research, the movie xXx did use this church in filming!)

So, this square was full of cafe’s serving libations in all there forms…and scads of people, who I like to think were some locals enjoying the same view, but probably not.  Honestly, this was a huge highlight of Prague- it alone was worth the trip.

Check out the incredible sculpture on the right...

Check out the incredible sculpture on the right…

This massive sculpture in this huge open square is of warriors and Protestants being victorious after being forced into exile.  The young mother is said to symbolize national rebirth.

rick steves says...

Jan Hus Memorial 1915- funded solely by public donations

Other end of the square- the old clocktower...

Other end of the square- the Old Clocktower…

On the side of the clocktower is the Prague Astronomical Clock, or Prague Orloj.

3rd oldest Astronomical Clock in the world- 1410.

3rd oldest Astronomical Clock in the world- 1410.

This is actually just a cool building near the bridge.  It was pretty during the day, but the lightening at night is incredible.

This is actually just a cool building near the bridge. It was pretty during the day, but the lighting at night is incredible. Those Priests standing outside must be exhausted!?

Yours in Czech Beer and Astronomical Clocks! Kim

Astronomically yours,
Kim

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2 thoughts on “Nightlife in Praha, Czech Republic

  1. Again, you could have another job as a tourist guide, you make me want to visit all of these places. Not sure why you needed a Visa to Austria when you seem to be everywhere else.

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