Prague, capital of the Czech Republic and historical Bohemia, is an inspiring and romantic location for photography. From the several architectural styles ever present in the city to its cobbled streets and fascinating skylines, Prague is a city where one can easily snap great photographs. Here are some of the most Instagrammable places in Prague:
Nationale-Nederlanden building or Dancing House has a non-traditional design
that resembles two dancers. It was originally nicknamed Fred and Ginger, after dance
icons Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. These days, however, the Fred and Ginger
nickname is seldom used.
Most Legií (Legion Bridge) is a historical granite bridge
over the Vltava River in Prague that replaced Emperor Francis I’s Chain Bridge.
Legion Bridge features neo-Baroque and Art Nouveau architectural styles. The
two towers that rise on both sides of Legion Bridge were previously used in
Hladová Zeď or Hunger Wall is a defensive wall built in the
medieval times on Petřín Hill under the orders of Charles IV. The wall was originally
constructed with marl from the Petřín Hill quarries.
Instagrammable Places in Prague – Mirror Maze at Petřín Park
The Mirror Maze is housed in a building in Petřín Park that
resembles a small palace. It is a mysterious, mirrored wooden labyrinth
designed and built for the Prague Exhibition of 1891. One can walk through Mirror
Maze and see a mural of the Charles Bridge battle in 1648. The maze also has a “hall
of laughter” with mirrors that warp one’s reflection.
St. Michael’s Church in the Kinský Gardens or Carpathian
Ruthenian Church of the Saint Michael Archangel is a small, entirely-wooden
church that was disassembled and physically moved to Prague in 1929. The wooden
church has a beautifully shingled onion-shaped dome, low-hanging roof and dark
wood exterior. There are still religious services held twice a week at St.
Pomník obětem komunismu (Memorial to the victims of
Communism) is a chain of statues on Újezd Street in Petřín Hill in the Lesser
Town are of Prague. Unveiled in 2002, the statues commemorate those who suffered
during the Communist era.
Vyšehrad Fort is one of the UNESCO Sites in Prague. It is also home to neo-Gothic The Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul. The church has two towers with a triangular gable in between. A remarkable stone mosaic greets visitors at the entry and sculptures of Saint Peter and Saint Paul can be seen on the gable façade. The spires of the basilica are hollow, giving it an elegant and unique look.
Established in 1869, Vyšehrad Cemetery is on the Vyšehrad
Castle grounds in Prague. Its centerpiece is the notable Slavín tomb. The tomb
is decorated with sculptures and serves as the final resting place for prominent
The Rotunda of Saint Martin, a historical landmark in Prague,
holds the distinction of being the oldest preserved rotunda in the city. It is
an 11th century structure that is marked by a cannonball embedded on
More than a century old, Riegrovy sady or Rieger Gardens offers
visitors intimate nooks, wooded areas and grassy places where they can rest and
take in a panoramic view of Prague. Rieger Gardens used to be a site for
vineyards. Presently, all that remains are portions of a classicist lookout
built in the 1920s that has been turned into a restaurant, as well as a
three-sided sandstone obelisk from the 1840s.
This is another historic bridge across the Vltava River. Originally
called Prague Bridge or Stone Bridge, it has been known as Charles Bridge since
1870. It is a bow bridge that has three towers for protection and ice guards to
shield its arches. Numerous statues and statuaries mostly of Baroque style continuously
dot the alley of Charles Bridge.
St. Nicholas Church
Kostel svatého Mikuláše or The Church of St. Nicholas is a
Baroque-style church in Lesser Town in Prague. The Baroque architecture of the
church’s exterior is not the only sight worthy of photographs. The interior of
the church is likewise impressively decorated with frescoes and sculptures. It
also houses a large Baroque organ with more than 4,000 pipes. One can also
visit the church’s belfry to take panoramic views of the city.
Prague Castle is a 9th century castle complex
that was the seat of power for Bohemian kings, Holy Roman Emperors and
Czechoslovakian presidents. It features Baroque and Mannerism architectural
styles. Inside the complex, one can also see Romanesque-style buildings and
structures with Gothic modifications.
What was once a normal wall has become a landmark in Prague since the 1980s. John Lennon Wall or simply Lennon Wall is a wall along Velkopřevorské náměstí filled with graffiti inspired by John Lennon, lyrics from Beatles songs and other designs that relate to global (and even local) causes.
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