Prague is, indeed, the city of love. Beautiful long embankment promenades along the Vltava; outside picnics with the most delicious ice cream; silent observance of the breathtaking views from the Charles Bridge; and magical late-night talks, where with every word you inhale the essence of the city. In occasion of Valentine ’s Day 2017, The Italian Eye will share with you the most romantic locations in Prague that will immediately make you fall in love with the city.
Petrin Hill & Observation Tower
Petřínské sady, 118 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
This breathtaking location is topped by a mini-version of Paris’s Eiffel Tower, built in 1891 for the Jubilee Exhibition. After climbing 299 stairs, it is even possible to see the peak of the Czech Republic’s highest mountain, Snezka, located as far as 150 km away. Landscaped gardens, an observatory, a hall of mirrors, children playgrounds and little cafes can be reached by taking the funicular railway that departs from Ujezd street. Natural beauties and fun activities will create a pleasant experience for everyone.
Václavské nám. 831/21, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic. +420 732 221 111
Located in the heart of the city, this fashionable restaurant & club has a huge terrace that showcases one of the most beautiful squares in the city. The elegant atmosphere and delicious food make this a perfect location for a romantic dinner or a drink outside.
U Trojského zámku 3/120, 171 00 Praha 7, Czech Republic. +420 296 112 230
Visiting the Prague Zoo is an absolute must. In fact, in 2007, Forbes magazine has named it the 7th best in the world. The manager of the zoo, Peter Fejk, often referred to as the “miracle maker”, made the visit rate go from 400000 in 1997 to 1300000 in 2007. The Prague Zoo is a magnificent place that will make your Jungle Book fantasies come to life, with its 4600 animals of 630 species.
Vltava River, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle
The Vltava is the longest river in Czech Republic. However, what makes it an incredible romantic attraction is its spectacular position right in the middle of the city. During any time of the day your eyes get an opportunity to observe the overwhelmingly majestic Prague Castle, while large groups of graceful swans and lonely sailing boats pass by. A small island sports welcoming benches, perfect for a relaxing moment.
Go for a walk along the embankment and cross the Charles Bridge, stopping to make a wish when touching the bronze statue of John of Nepomuk. As a confessor of the queen of Bohemia, he refused to divulge her secrets to the king, and because of this he was drowned in the river. Courage, strength, and loyalty are engraved in the history pages of Prague and, will always inspire the generations to come.
Palackého 740/1, 110 00 Praha 1-Nové Město, Czech Republic. +420 222 518 816
The most delicious coffee served in adorable red cups is the signature of the world-known Julius Meinl brand. A great selection of cakes, cozy atmosphere, and an incredibly convenient central location contribute to a relaxing time with your significant other.
State Opera House
Wilsonova 4, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic. +420 224 901 448
Although the young generations not always seem to appreciate the beauty of the classic arts, it is one of the greatest experiences to dress up with your date and go to see the opera or the ballet. Such performances awaken hidden emotions and evoke a different view on music and cultural aesthetics.
Jakubská 8, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czech Republic. +420 221 776 400
Romantic semi-darkness with seducing red décor and exotic background music is the perfect setting for a special dinner. The venue includes a comfortable lounge area with a large selection of drinks and a compelling smoke of shisha. The dishes are served in a gastronomically aesthetic way, including sushi selections and other variations on the Eastern and Middle Eastern cuisine. Miraculously, the islands of dimmed light bring the couple into a different dimension, making Buddha Bar the place for making memories and gifting unforgettable presents.
“Where is love there is life.”
Happy Valentine’s Day 2017!