In honor of St. Valentine’s Day – and Prague’s reputation as a hopeless romantic – wandermelon is happy to present to you the five perfect places for public displays of affection.
If you’re lucky enough to be in Prague right now, we’d like to go on record that yes, we are jealous. But no hard feelings we assure you. In fact, we’re happy to offer up something that should prove especially useful in a few days: a hot little list of the perfect places in Prague to steal a kiss (or two) from that someone special on Valentine’s Day. Can you imagine a better setting? Prague is one of the Continent’s most evocative capitals. Gorgeous examples of architecture spanning the centuries from Gothic to Art Deco, intimate cafes, world-class hotels, inviting public squares, and the stately Charles Bridge spanning the broad Vltava River all combine to make Prague an eternally romantic destination.
Even though it’s a snowy 28F in the city today (Prague looks beautiful in white btw), with such a magnificent backdrop, it’s inevitable the sparks are going to fly. Let this list serve as a little kindling.
Part overgrown park, part orchard, Petrin offers a green escape from the bustle of the city. Winding paths snake among the trees, offering breathtaking vistas of the city at every turn.
Charles Bridge at Dawn or Deep Night
During the day, this stately, beautiful bridge bustles with tourists; in the morning mists and under waning moonlight though, it acquires an almost mystical atmosphere.
Prague Castle at Night
The onetime seat of Czech Kings is a must-see on every visitor’s list, so it is normally crowded, but its atmosphere changes dramatically as the day progresses. At 6pm, the guided tours cease and visitors begin to leave. Few visitors know, however, that the Castle remains open until late in the evening, allowing for moonlit strolls through the vast, peaceful courtyards.
This winding little lane running along the bottom of the shallow valley below the Loretto Church near Prague Castle is one of those magical spots apparently forgotten by time. This fairytale, otherworldly atmosphere is especially inviting in the evening and at daybreak.
Situated on a rocky precipice overlooking the Vltava, Prague’s earliest royal seat is now home to a neo-Gothic church, Baroque fortifications, a small park dotted with statues, and a remarkable cemetery, where many of the finest Czech writers, poets, artists and composers are buried. The views are spectacular, particularly on the northern side, which offers a vista of Nusle Valley with Prague Castle looming in the distance.
*Thanks to our friends at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Prague for these romance-inducing Prague tips…