I finally believe in love at first sight 🙂 Prague has to be the most beautiful city that I have ever laid eyes on. It has a unique history that is as fascinating as it is unsettling. I was able to learn about its past from speaking to locals and doing a bit of my own research. As an Anthropology major, this is what I enjoy most!
Prague was one of the few cities spared by the Nazis during WWII, as Hitler considered Czechoslovakia to be part of Germany. In fact, many of the synagogues in Josefov (the Jewish Quarter) were left unscathed because Hitler wanted to create a museum on “the extinct Jewish race.” At the end of WWII, the Soviet Union helped drive out the Nazis, which led to a communist regime. After a peaceful demonstration in Wencesles Square in 1989, the one-party government came to an end. This transition is known as the Velvet Revolution, as it was non-violent. Shortly after, Czechoslovakia split into the two independent countries we now know as Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Today, it’s a very popular destination with tourists from all over the world. After visiting this wonderful city, it’s easy to see why. The architecture is absolutely stunning, the locals are friendly, it’s inexpensive and the food is like nothing I’ve tasted. There is plenty to see and do and everything is fairly contained, making it easy to walk to most of the attractions. Prague has now moved up in my ranks as one of my favourite cities. If you’re planning your next holiday destination – make sure to consider beautiful Praha, as it truly is the city that has something for everyone.
You can take a look at what I got up to during my time in this magical city here.