You’ll want to Move to Prague after you see this.
There are many cities in the world, but only one of them is Prague.
When we first arrived in Prague, in August of 2014, we were immediately smitten. The city was gorgeous, laid back, easy to navigate and we felt extremely comfortable there. We left Prague two weeks later, vowing to return.
It took us another year to circle back to Prague, but return we did. Our goal was to stay for a month and explore the city, and the Czech Republic, in a more intimate fashion. And then a funny thing happened. As the days passed we found ourselves counting down.
“18 days till we leave, 16 days till we have to go, 14 days…oh my god we don’t want to leave!”
So we stayed. We rented an apartment in the lovely neighborhood of Vinohrady, and made Prague our home for the next 8 months. During that time we soaked in as much as we could see and explore, both in Prague and so many other wonderful places in the Czech Republic. During that time we came to a conclusion. We were fully in love.
Prague became our favorite city in the world. So we stayed for a while longer.
We want to bring some of the wonder and magic of Prague to the rest of the world, to showcase some of the magnificent views we were lucky enough to see. We hope these photos inspire you to pay the city a visit. Who knows, you might fall for Prague as hard as we did. You might even consider moving there. We wouldn’t blame you at all.
A new countdown has begun. Only a 120 days till we return to Prague…
Photos That Will Make You Want to Move to Prague
The above shows the neighborhoods of Vinohrady and Zizkov, as seen from the National Monument in Vitkov. We lived under a couple of those spectacular red rooftops for 12 months. Pretty neat huh?
That giant metal structure in the far middle is known as the TV Tower. It hated by nearly everyone when it was erected (please excuse the horrible pun), and it’s been named the Ugliest Building in Europe on more than one occasion, but it sort of grows on you if you see it often.
There are a ton of great parks which afford stunning views in Prague. This one is one of our favorites. Located in Vinohrady, Riegrovy Sady was our go-to sunset spot.
There are two beer gardens right next to this scenic hill, and yes, we spent a lot of time in them as well.
Prague is an architecture lover’s paradise. Make sure to stroll the iconic Charles Bridge at night to see this impressive sight.
Do so with a significant other for a bit of Old World romance.
Prague is sometimes called The City of a Hundred Spires. This is an understatement.
Far more more than a hundred, we reckon.
At least a hundred and one spires.
You’ll find spires adorning the rooftops all across the city, and not just in the most commonly visited center of Prague. Venture off the beaten path and you’ll soon discover that Prague is even more beautiful that you thought.
In our travel guide to Prague we called the city “Disney Land for Grown Ups”.
Does anyone disagree?
One of our favorite spots in the city is the Naplavka river-walk.
Spring, Summer, or Fall this is a great place to stroll during the day, and to partake in revelry at night.
Ahhhh, Prague…we live for your sunsets. For most of the year the sun sets behind Prague Castle, as viewed from the Charles Bridge.
Often, in the warmer months, the sun salutes the City of a Hundred Spires with gorgeous red, pink, orange, and purple hues before stepping out for the night.
A sunset in pink…
…and a sunset in golden sky fire, both seen from one of our favorite little spots in Riegrovy Sady.
Prague in the Winter
We are not huge fans of winter. It’s nice for a couple of weeks, but all in all we prefer to be warm, basking in golden sunlight.
Central European winters tend to be long, grey, and wet. The days are short, and the sun rarely comes out to say hello. It’s like that in Prague pretty often in the winter, but then sometimes it snows. And when it snows… well, Prague gets even prettier.
Such as this gorgeous white Christmas scene in Namesti Miru. This intimate square is one of our favorite public places outside of the center in Prague. Although locals will tell you that Namesti Miru is technically IN the center most tourists never visit this part of town.
You should totally check out Namesti Miru when you visit.
Meanwhile, back in the center of the city upon the River Vltava –
These swans, are just hanging out near the Charles Bridge, seemingly enjoying the snow fall too.
And on the Charles Bridge –
An already enchanting stroll becomes even more spectacular.
Check out our photo tour of a snow day in Prague for more of this amazing city covered in a blanket of fresh snow.
The month leading up to Christmas is as merry and jovial as can be all around the city, as the famous Prague Christmas markets come to life.
This market in Prague’s Old Town Square was lively each and every day in December, making the start of winter much easier to bear.
So, have we convinced you to visit Prague yet? Is so, you should hurry. Prague is sort of starting to trend as a destination for both tourists and ex-pats, and the city is changing pretty rapidly.
However, it’s still affordable, even though the housing market is a tad out of control. Prague can be a great destination for backpackers and budget travelers, and can be explored for about $30 a day and less if you are smart about it. The same things that make Prague great for backpackers also make it a wonderful destination for digital nomads. There are a growing number of them in Prague these days as well, pushing the city towards an interesting new direction, one that not all locals are thrilled about.
But that’s a story for another day.
Anyway, budget traveler or not, you should visit Prague. As soon as possible. We think, that by now, you agree.
We’ll see you there!
Want to See More of the Czech Republic?
Like This Article? Pin It!