This post is a continuation of our time in Prague from “Why is Prague the Taiwan of Europe.” In this post, you will see lots of information about the Jewish Quarter, the Prague Castle inside and its gardens, restaurants we ate at, and a revisit to the old town square.
We revisited the Old Town Square first because we were going to the Powder Tower.
The Powder Tower, or Prašná brána in Czech, is one of the most prominent historical landmarks in Prague, Czech Republic. Located at the edge of the Old Town, it serves as a gateway from the original medieval city to the modern heart of Prague. The tower, which was built in the 15th century, originally functioned as a ceremonial entrance to the city for Czech kings and queens. Its name derives from its historical use as a munitions storage facility during the 17th century.
Lunch at Teresa U Prince (website)
I think this restaurant was found in either the Little Red Book or Instagram, and let me tell you that people come here for the views and photos, and NOT for the food (and I can highly attest to this!)
Let me tell you – all their food were below average. I really don’t recommend going here, even for the views, they weren’t spectacular or anything. And most annoyingly, they had to place a #teresau sign near the common photo taking spot and it looks ugly.
Snacking at Good Food Coffee & Bakery (website)
Famous for their chimney cakes, apparently they have multiple branches but they are opened not within Prague, but globally, like Romania, Bahrain, and Dubai. Very interesting choices.
Chimney cakes is one of those pastry goods that Czech Republic is known for, and again this place was reputable for these chimney cakes. We passed by this place anyway as it was located in the old centre of Prague near the Charles Bridge.
St. Salvator Church (Wikipedia)
St. Salvator Church, located in the heart of Prague, is a magnificent example of Baroque architecture that dates back to the early 18th century. Its grandeur and intricate details make it a prominent landmark in the city. The church’s stunning facade, adorned with ornate sculptures and stunning frescoes, is a true masterpiece. Inside, visitors are greeted by a breathtaking interior featuring beautiful stained glass windows and an awe-inspiring altar.
Back again at Charles Bridge
So I mentioned from the previous post that we’d be revisiting a couple of popular attractions again, because these attractions really are the center of everything in Prague. Plus, we didn’t get a good view at Charles Bridge since it was at night, so we came back again for a proper visit (and it also won’t be our last visit haha).
Jewish Museum (website)
Quite surprisingly, the Jewish Museum was fantastic. Perhaps because it was a few days after Israel got into a war with Hamas on Oct. 7, but here you get to learn about a lot of the history of Jews, what they’ve been through, how they classified themselves, and even the culture like what they do for their birthdays and when they reach a certain age, what specific rituals they are responsible for.
The Golden Cross is a main shopping street in Prague known for many luxury brands. It’s located in Jewish Quarter so since we were there and had some time to kill, we checked out the Dior shop here.
Revisit Old Town Square Again
We went to Old Town Square yesterday and this morning, and we’re back again, lol. But this time with much better night skies.
Lime Bikes (website)
We rode on these e-scooters because we wanted to have some fun and thrill. Below were some of the places that we passed by on these e-scooters, that were quite fast actually! We actually weren’t sure whether we should be on the roads or on the pedestrian walkway… I think we were supposed to be on roads but it felt so dangerous to be with the cars.
Dinner at Mlýnec Restaurant (website)
So Mlýnec Restaurant is supposedly the top or number one restaurant in Prague on Tripadvisor. I do admit it is a rather fancy place, and that you must make reservations in order to secure a spot here. Additionally, it’s right next to the Charles Bridge as well, so it’s also located at a pristine location. This restaurant serves contemporary gastronomy using contemporary culinary methods with respect to traditional meals. Depending on seasonality, they offer both Czech and international menus.
Funny story – we saw everyone seemed to have these sparkling lights given at the end of their meals. Some were for their birthdays, others were for their anniversaries, and so instead of faking as someone’s birthday, we decided to give them another reason to celebrate so we can also get these sparkling lights at our table as well – and we told them to just write SUPER HAPPY 😆
I do highly highly recommend this restaurant. From the photos themselves, you can see that the food is very appealing and presentable. The price was very worth its value, and all the dishes were incredibly delicious and done to near perfection.
This blog post is going to be a little shorter, because I’ll combine days four and five as one post since both of them feature the Prague Castle, which I will be writing about next.
Random Pics of Prague