Day 7 20.5.10
Our “hotel” was more a bunch of little apartments/studios, and rooms scattered along Nerudova Street in Mala Strana (Lesser Town). The vegan breakfast was served in the basement of one of the buildings, a 5 minute walk up a rather steep incline (of course all cobblestone, along with the entire city) that made you earn your breakfast! After breakfast, we were off and running. We went up to the castle & Saint Vitus Cathedral. I’ll let pictures do the talking.
At around noon, the line to get into the cathedral was long, so we took note of the opening hours and decided to get back there first thing on Friday to go in.
After spending quite a bit of time up at the castle, we hit up one of the pubs recommended by Scott, a little ways up the hill from our hotel. There, we tasted our first sips of Pilsner Uruquel. Have to be honest, the first sip brought me back to high school field keg parties. BUD! After a few sips though, it was pretty smooth and tasted better. Still, it confirmed that Pilsners are not my taste. But when in Rome…
We had 2- ½ liters each.
Matt had roast pork with bread dumplings and cabbage. I had a chicken soup and a pretzel.
We were both feeling quite “happy” as we left the pub, but eager to head over the Charles again to explore Old Town. The bridge was crazy during the day! Full of artisans selling their goods, incredible views, and amazing statues & architecture. But hold on tight to your bag and don’t lose sight of your company! All of these things combined give the bridge an incredible energy. It is no wonder that this bridge is likely the first thing people think of when they think of Prague.
Old Town has a very different, but just as good, feel as Mala Strana. It is a huge square with lots and lots going on. The square is the home of The Church of Our Lady of Tyn and the The Old Town Hall with the famous astronomical clock. Again, I can’t try to put into words how amazing the architecture is…so pictures will have to do.
We had a Cabernet (name in book)
We started the meal with goat cheese and roasted red pepper bruschetta.
Matt had Open face duck ravioli, and I had Chicken Saltimbiocca with pureed sweet potato. YUM! YUM! YUM!
And…a lil Apple Pie…
That was it for our first full day in Prague!!