2 Days in Prague

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Me and 3 friends went to Budapest and then onto Prague in the same week. We were able to experience a lot in both cities and learn so much about their histories and culture.

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge, St.Charles Bridge, Prague 1, Czechia

Charles Bridge crosses the Vltava River and is the bridge that first connect 'Old Town' and Prague Castle. It was finished in the 15th century and is it noted for The Old Town Bridge Tower that heads the bridge and is considered on of the most striking examples of Gothic architecture. Crossing from Old Town leads you right to the base of hill that the Prague Castle sit upon.

Prague Castle

Prague Castle, Prague 1, Czechia

Prague Castle sits atop a hill that allows for a fantastic view of the city below. It houses the Royal Jewels and is the largest ancient castle in the world today. The current President of Prague lives in the castle today.

Lennon Wall

John Lennon Wall, Malá Strana, Prague 1, Czechia

The Lennon wall was a symbol of freedom for young Czechs in the 1980s, though he never actually visited Prague. The wall is seen as a memorial to the ideals that John Lennon professed and against restraints put on by "the man". Today the original portrait of Lennon is lost under the graffiti and today people continue to paint new art on the "Peace Wall".

Old Town Square

Old Town Square, Old Town, Prague, Czechia

The Square is the center of Prague. It is surrounded by colorful buildings, one of the signatures of Prague, painted by the people after the fall of communism. Shops cover every inch of the streets and every inch is covered with the histories of Prague, seen in the many statues of martyrs, the huge ancient churches and its proximity to the old jewish ghetto.

SS. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral

Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, Resslova, New Town, Czechia

The church is the site of a WWII memorial. It housed a number of Czech and Slovak patriots who assassinated
Reinhard Heydrich, a high-ranking German Nazi officer in charge of the Holocaust, in Operation Anthropoid. They took cover in the basement of the church, unable to escape for days before committing suicide in order to avoid capture. The people have set up the memorial in honour of the men and their sacrifice. Not too far away from the church is where we first saw the Stolpersteine blocks in the street. Many of the gold stones engraved with the names and dates of Jewish victims of the Holocaust placed in their last place of residency before they were met with Nazi violence. They are made of a type of metal which the most it is stepped upon, the brighter it will become.

 

Charles Bridge

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Charles Bridge, St.Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge crosses the Vltava River and is the bridge that first connect 'Old Town' and Prague Castle. It was finished in the 15th century and is it noted for The Old Town Bridge Tower that heads the bridge and is considered on of the most striking examples of Gothic architecture. Crossing from Old Town leads you right to the base of hill that the Prague Castle sit upon.
 

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Prague Castle

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Prague Castle, Prague 1
Prague Castle sits atop a hill that allows for a fantastic view of the city below. It houses the Royal Jewels and is the largest ancient castle in the world today. The current President of Prague lives in the castle today.
 

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Lennon Wall

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John Lennon Wall, Malá Strana
The Lennon wall was a symbol of freedom for young Czechs in the 1980s, though he never actually visited Prague. The wall is seen as a memorial to the ideals that John Lennon professed and against restraints put on by "the man". Today the original portrait of Lennon is lost under the graffiti and today people continue to paint new art on the "Peace Wall".
 

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Old Town Square

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Old Town Square, Old Town
The Square is the center of Prague. It is surrounded by colorful buildings, one of the signatures of Prague, painted by the people after the fall of communism. Shops cover every inch of the streets and every inch is covered with the histories of Prague, seen in the many statues of martyrs, the huge ancient churches and its proximity to the old jewish ghetto.
 

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SS. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral

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Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, Resslova
The church is the site of a WWII memorial. It housed a number of Czech and Slovak patriots who assassinated
Reinhard Heydrich, a high-ranking German Nazi officer in charge of the Holocaust, in Operation Anthropoid. They took cover in the basement of the church, unable to escape for days before committing suicide in order to avoid capture. The people have set up the memorial in honour of the men and their sacrifice. Not too far away from the church is where we first saw the Stolpersteine blocks in the street. Many of the gold stones engraved with the names and dates of Jewish victims of the Holocaust placed in their last place of residency before they were met with Nazi violence. They are made of a type of metal which the most it is stepped upon, the brighter it will become.
 

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