Sunday, November 20, 2011
European Adventures - Prague Castle Tour
Mere minutes after finishing our 4 hour morning tour of the major parts of the city we're off to climb the massive hill to Prague Castle for a guided tour with a Czech local named Karel. We make it to the top just in time to catch the changing of the guard
and some beautiful views of the city.
First stop, the Statue of a Naked Boy. Supposedly rubbing his penis was good luck or something.
St. George's Basilica
Prague Castle and particularly the Vitus Cathedral were breathtakingly beautiful, perfect and rich in history.
The stained glass gave the whole interior of the cathedral this pinkish hue.
Entrance to the castle
Loreto Santa Casa
We finished the tour just as the sun started to set over Prague.
After the tour, we went in search of a local brewery and chanced to meet up with some other travelers; 2 Australians, a Pole, a Russian, and 2 Americans. We all hit it off so well we have dinner and beer together at the Strahov Monastery, which is famous for their beer)
Biggest pitcher ever
Goulash and meat and cheese for dinner
and then walk back into Old Town in search of another pub and more great Czech beer.
We stumble into bed with big happy grins on our faces.