Romance is at home in Prague – Czech Republic Tourism
Sitting proudly alongside Paris and Rome, Prague is undoubtedly one of the most romantic cities in Europe. Boasting breath-taking views, incredible architecture, fairy tale cobblestone streets and some amazing art, Prague can certainly offer its visitors and residences ample love and romance. Nothing is more romantic then walking hand in hand around the back streets of Prague’s old town and castle. No matter what time of year you visit, there are plenty of romantic things to do in Prague and you’ll find the spirit of love around every corner. For some tips on how to make your city break or Euro trip special, here is a list of some of the best experiences and places to spend some one to one time with your loved one.
Stroll through Petřín Park
No other place in Prague oozes romance more than Petrin Park. Boasting fantastic views across the city, this is a number one place to visit for locals in love. In fact it is Czech tradition to stroll through the park on May 1st, declared as “day of love” and kiss your beloved under a blossoming cherry tree. It is said a woman should be kissed under a blossoming cherry tree so that she is beautiful and attractive all year long. However these days you might be hard pressed to find such a tree in Petrin Park so here’s a tip – head to Vysehrad as they have cherry trees there! Which leads us to….
Vysehrad & Its Poetic Cemetery
Less visited by tourists and located slightly further south of the city, this historic fort and castle of Vysehrad is a perfect spot for a touch of romance. Head to its gardens for an idyllic spot for a picnic and head there an hour before dusk for an amazing view of the sunset over the river and Prague Castle and a romantic stroll alongside the historic fort walls. If you’re into poetry, walk alongside the graves of some of the Czech Republic’s greatest artists and poets and recite lines of love to your partner.
Vintage Car Ride
Enjoy a trip around the historical centre of Prague in style and ride in the back seat of your very own vintage car. Complete with your own chauffeur/guide, meander through the streets and listen to the stories of each place you pass in an open top classic red car. In the winter you can snuggle up together in the back with plenty of blankets and tour the magical streets of Prague’s winter wonderland and in the summer drive open top with your sunglasses on and a bottle of wine while snapping pictures of some of the city’s most popular attractions and sights.
Propose or Celebrate With A Picture Perfect View
As a city built over seven hills, Prague isn’t short of amazing views and lookout vistas that are just waiting for you to pop that all important question or a bottle of champagne to celebrate a special anniversary, birthday or event. Choose from lookout towers, roof top bars or river side restaurants, in Prague there are an abundant of romantic spots where you can enjoy some downtime while watching sunset or celebration with a cocktail.
Check out this list of Top 10 Bars and Restaurants with a View in Prague
Lock In Your Love
Just like any other city in Europe, Prague also has two bridges where you can visit and lock in your love forever. Whether you fell in love in Prague or you want to leave a memory behind, head to Mala Strana and discover the love lock bridge over the small canal. If there is no space (because love is abundant in Prague) head to Naplavka on the river and walk along the metal train bridge to declare your love in the middle of the bridge with a view over the river to Prague Castle.
Take A Cruise Around Prague’s Canal
Sail along Prague’s very own Venice canals on a romantic cruise on a historical boat tour. Learn the history of Prague’s Charles Bridge, visit some of the city’s hidden secrets and enjoy seeing the infamous river bank from a different perspective by gazing through the windows of your canal boat. Some cruises also include a beer, coffee and ice cream so you definitely won’t be hungry or thirsty!
The Pretty Woman Opera Experience
Ever since Julia Roberts wore that red dress and was whisked away for a night at the opera, every woman has been yearning for the same experience. So why not show off your cultural side and take your girlfriend, fiance or wife to one of Prague’s three opera houses. All three including Prague State Opera House, the Estates Theater and the National Theater have operas on throughout the year. So put your best glad rags on, go for a delicious meal and top it off with a night at the opera for an evening you won’t forget in a hurry!
A Memorable Piece Of Jewelry
Don’t panic, this isn’t going to shock your bank account – unless you want it to! Why not take home a souvenir that will last forever with a visit to one of Prague’s many Garnat Jewelry shops. These semi precious ruby red gems come from mines near city of Turnov in the north east of the Czech Republic. While there are many places that sell Garnat jewellery, make sure you get a valid certificate proving its place of origin and its authenticity, as some places import the stones from India.
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