Our final day in Prague was spent wandering through the riverside park of Mala Strana, before doing a final stroll over Charles Bridge and through the Old and New Towns.
Kampa Park was brilliant – there was lots of street art as well as lots of grassy areas to relax and people-watch.
At the north end of the Park there was a section of wire across a wall with lots of padlocks (is this now the in thing to have in a city?) attached from visitors to Prague. We followed this up with admiring the John Lennon wall – which used to be a place of protest, but is now more peaceful, with buskers providing a soundtrack as you take in the contribition of street art and various scribbled messages/song lyrics/catchphrases that people have added over the years.
We then headed over Charles Bridge, back to Old Town. Charles Bridge is one of those places that seems permanantly crowded – apparently sunrise is the best time to get an uninterrupted view of all the statues and the Vltava river flowing underneath.
No visit to Prague would be complete without going to have a peep at the astronomical clock in Old Town Square – again, there’s permanently a crowd/tour crowds underneath it as it’s a good meeting point!
We had spotted a hut offering pedalo hire, so off we popped into a pedalo for an hour, pedalling away for an hour in the blazing sunshine!
Dinner on our last night was at Kolkovna Olympia – Mr B had an unintentional ‘Man vs Food’ encounter with his main course – Pork Knee which was literally a whole joint of meet, and his litre (that was possibly intentional! :-)) of Pilsner. I had a dish called ‘Moravian Sparrow’ (fortunately no sparrows were consumed – it was merely pork cooked in a creamy gravy)- however it was delicious with lots of Sauerkraut which went down very well.
And that’s it – the end to our Prague trip! We took ourselves back to the airport the next afternoon and Easyjet provided an on-time flight, for once!
We would definitely recommend a stay of 4-5 days for anyone coming to Prague. There were things that we could have done (like day trips to other places in the Czech republic) had we taken slightly more money, but wandering round different quarters each day certainly seemed to work well for us, and there was certainly enough to do with the time/budget we had.