Day 1 in Czech Republic - Part 2 - Prague Castle 🏰
One thing checked off from my bucket list ✔️This is St. Vitus Cathedral and I don't have a word to describe its beauty. It took its people about 600 years to complete the construction so here is the beautiful outcome of their hard work. Unfortunately we didn't get to see the interior due to the closure (it says it's the liturgical reason), yet we still had the chance to go up to the top of the tower 😀
Walking from the very bottom to the top by stairs wasn't easy especially my tight pinafore dress made me more difficult to step up 😂Google says it's 297 steps to the top. This number doesn't sound scary at all but the stairway is actually pretty narrow. It makes you easy to get dizzy when you go up and down. Glad my job requires me to walk a lot so it wasn't a big challenge to me 😁 Although there were so many tourists in the castle area, I didn't see any of the groups take the stairway up 😂it filtered tons of people in some way and everyone who walked all the way up awarded enough space to enjoy the view from the very top✨😀yay #praguecastle#stvituscathedral
📍 Prague , Czech Republic 🇨🇿
💡Interesting facts :
🔸The Rolling Stones developed a friendship with Czech President Václav Havel after playing a show in Prague in 1990. Admirers of the city’s famous castle, the Stones financed a new lighting system that accentuated certain features of the landmark at night. It was installed by the band’s own lighting designer and cost $32,000, and it continues to be enjoyed by tourists today.
🔸 Prague was actually the first European city in which a book about Mozart was published. The book was a full-length biography by František Xaver Němeček, published in 1798, just seven years after the musician’s death.
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#budgettip Save Euros11 if you visit the golden lane after 1700 hrs....more tips to follow
Golden Lane is a street situated in Prague castle. Originally built in the 16th century, to house Rusilf II's castle guards, it takes its name from the goldsmiths that lived there in the 17th century. Although the lane was temporarily called the Street of Alchemists or Alchemists' Alley, alchemists have never worked or lived there.
Golden Lane consists of small houses, painted in bright colours in the 1950s. The street originally had houses on both sides, but one side was demolished in the 19th century. Today the lane is a part of the small and big castle rings (i.e. a fee must be paid to enter), while there is free entry after the Prague Castle interiors close after 1700 hrs. Many of the houses are now souvenir shops, and there is a museum of medieval armoury within the former 14th-century fortification accessible from Golden Lane.
weeks ago, I said no when you asked me did I heard the song in the English version. actually, I didn’t realize that I did hear about it years ago.
days later, I discovered the fact when I reviewing the movie . That feeling happened sometimes like you have been living in my life for a long time form a very beginning.