Did you know – Prague Castle takes up SEVEN football fields?! Who’s doing all that cleaning?


Disappearing into the #PragueCastle for a few hours… #Praha #Prague #Czech #Europe #eurotrip #wanderlust #travel

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Prague Castle – the largest medieval castle in Europe and the capital’s top attraction. The current President of the Czech Republic, and past kings of the empire, has a home the size of SEVEN football fields. That’s a whole lot of cleaning.

Good thing they kept plenty of domestic helpers nearby back then on Golden Lane, home to servants, goldsmiths, alchemists and renown writer Franz Kafka. This street located within the castle walls is lined with miniature houses better suited for dwarves than even for a girl at 5’1”. While some of these homes have been turned into tourist shops, others have been frozen in time behind glass walls.

Within the walls of Prague Castle is also the St. Vitus Cathedral, the largest and most important religious establishment in Prague. Some of the most photo worthy shots are the bright art nouveau stained-glass windows.

The climb uphill was a bit of a hike, but the way down felt much steeper. As I stumbled down the cobblestone road, I noticed a cafe serving bubble tea with alcohol. Not kidding. Amareto 33%. Vodka 37%. Rum 40%. Absinth 55%. Clearly what tourists need on their steep descent is alcohol to help facilitate the tumble and perhaps to numb the pain.

Monica reflects on her travels by sharing her thoughts on A Cup of Moca. She writes about her journey as she experiences the destination to encourage others to marinate in the moment instead of just checking things off a bucket list.