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3 (more) nights in Prague

Praha

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Today’s photo comes from my first visit to Prague, back in 2016. I visited again in 2017 but took last year off. In two months I will make my third trip. I just booked three nights for $100. What a steal!

Any recommendations for day trips or things a bit outside of the city center or not in guidebooks for a third time visitor?

What’s the largest castle in the world?

Prague Castle

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According to Guinness the largest is Prague Castle, pictured above. Malbork Castle is actually larger, but Guinness has some reason, I suppose, for not counting it.

Spanish Synagogue

Spanish Synagogue (Španělská Synagoga)

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Prague’s Old Town Hall

Prague's Old Town Hall

After today’s photo was taken the building and clock underwent a renovation which was the situation when I was there in 2017. The renovation was recently completed so I’m excited to see the result and to go to the top for the first time this August.

Wallenstein Garden

czech garden praha prague wallenstein
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Oldest operating astronomical clock in the world

prague astronomical clock orloj praha

Prague Astronomical Clock

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First installed in 1410, the clock has had features added over the centuries, and there was a time it wasn’t operating (1945 until 1948–thanks Nazis). The last renovation took place after I took this photo in 2017. The renovations on the Old Town Tower (and clock) were completed a few months ago. There is a chance I’ll get to see it again in summer of 2019.

Here’s a video of the super cool show that happened at the 600th anniversary in 2010. Don’t get bored by the first 10 or 20 seconds as it gets better and better…

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