Published: September 8th 2010September 1st 2010
Jay waits under a tree as the tour guide babbles on.
We had overcast weather today with an occasional break with clear skies.
We toured in the morning with the entire group in the Castle Quarter above the west side of the Vltava River. This is where we saw the Prague Castle and the St. Vitus Catherdral. The castle is still considered a royal palace and thus is guarded by sentry.
After the Castle Quarter, our tour moved down to the Old Town. We passed through the Jewish Quarter to the Old Town Square. There are lots to see in this area with monuments, churches and the Astronomical Clock. The tour group was walking from the Square to the Powder Tower on their way back to the hotel on the Metro. We chose to drop out and do our own thing. We had lunch in the Square and then walked towards the Charles Bridge.
The views from the bridge area are great. Looking across the Vltava River to the St. Vitus Cathedral and the Prague Castle is spectacular.
After a long walk we headed to the Metro back to the hotel. We had purchased earlier with Jay and Camille tickets to a Special Concert
This is the entry gate to the Prague Castle.
in the St. Michael Monastery at 6:30pm. So, after a short rest we headed back with them.
Once there we stopped for a glass of wine before the concert. That’s when we discovered another dinner concert that began at 8:30pm. So, we did both. And both were well worth the cost.
We returned to the hotel late that evening. Tomorrow we had planned a tour to the Little Quarter in the morning followed by an “optional” tour to an out of town castle with dinner. This is the only optional tour that we booked so we hope that we do not regret doing it.
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