Europe Trip 2015 – Day 14 – Prague, Czech Republic

April 11, 2015

Today was the day that I tried to get out of the tourist area of Prague. My first stop was Vyšehrad, a castle that potentially dates from as early as the 10th century. I had no agenda for the day, so I mostly took it easy. The Vyšehrad fortress is much less known than Prague’s main castle, so there were hardly any crowds, mostly locals. There was even a wedding happening in the basilica when I first arrived. It was a great break from the hustle and bustle of the tourist area, and it made for one of my best memories of Prague.

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View from a street near my hostel.

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At the base of the hill which holds the Vyšehrad compound.

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Hanging out in the courtyard near the Basilica for a few hours on a sunny afternoon!

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Cross at the top of a set of stairs.

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View of the main castle from Vyšehrad, across the Vltava river.

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Looking down towards the waterfront.

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The view south from Vyšehrad, away from the main tourist sectors of the city.

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Workers on a stretch of land near the riverbank.

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An abandoned rail station, viewed from Vyšehrad.

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Cemetery at the basilica.

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Interior of the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul.

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Cherry blossoms along the street in Prague.

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Iron gating on the Charles Bridge.

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View from the National Museum in Prague at night.

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Random street scene, walking back towards the Charles Bridge in the Old Town area.

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