Take one look at Prague and it will be easy to see that it's a romantic city. The grand castles, imposing churches, and neoclassical architecture harken back to a time when love and passion were the names of the game. And it won't be hard for you to imagine enjoying a love affair in the cobblestone streets of the Czech capital. With that said, there are a few spots in this city that will let out your inner lovebird. There are Malá Strana, the Love Lock Bridge, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, and Prague Castle, to name a few. You'll want to take your special someone to any of these wonderful places!
Classic fairytales are the most famous love stories in history. From Sleeping Beauty to Cinderella, they were your first knowledge of romance. So it's only natural that any place that looks like a fairytale-like setting would feel romantic, right? Take Malá Strana, for instance, which is arguably the most famous neighborhood in Prague
. With its cobblestone streets, colorful Neoclassical houses, and even the Čertovka canal streaming by, it looks like the type of place you'd read about in storybooks. You and your significant other can live out your own fairytale romance as you explore this beautiful old-world district!
The Love Lock Bridge
You probably don't need anyone to tell you why the Love Lock Bridge in Prague is among its most romantic spots. Just like the famous bridge in Paris, this is where couples 'lock
' their loves in the Czech capital, hoping it will stay locked forever. The tradition goes all the way back in the history of the city. Legend has it that two people fell in love but their families were opposed to the union. Planning to elope, they agreed to meet at the bridge. But before they can reunite, their families discovered the plan and killed them both. It's a tragic love story that practically rivals 'Romeo & Juliet
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Another bridge, the more famous Charles Bridge, is also a famous spot for lovers in Prague. Though there's no tragic love story behind it, it's simply a great place for a couple to hang out, go on a stroll date, and enjoy each other's company. There's just something about the grandeur of the bridge that's great to look at when you're just hanging out. And similar to the Seine River in Paris, the banks of the Vltava River, which flows under the Charles Bridge, is a great date spot too. Knowing how pricey Prague can get
, you'll want to spend some free (in every sense of the word) time with your lover here too!
Old Town Square
Frankly speaking, places like the Old Town Square in Prague is far from what you'd ordinarily consider a romantic spot. It's one of the main public squares in the city, which means it's often jam-packed with locals and tourists alike. Since it's so bustling here, how can any couple get any lovey-dovey time? Well, you might not be able to make out here or anything like that, but holding on to each other amidst all the crowds sounds pretty romantic, doesn't it? And regardless of whether you want romance or not, you shouldn't miss the iconic Astronomical Clock here too!
Going back to the fairytale-like settings that induced a sense of romance, Prague Castle is another great example of this. One of the most beautiful sights
in the city, it practically puts Disneyland to shame! This is the old-school European grandeur that most fairytales and classic romance novels talk about. A great way to spend your day
and go out on a date in Prague is to tour this magnificent site and see its full glory in person. You'll be mesmerized by it, especially the Gothic-style St. Vitus Cathedral which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Prague is as romantic a city as any other European destination. The classical beauty and the old-world charms of the city are perfect for a pair of lovers enjoying their time. Who knows? They might just make their most memorable moment in any of these romantic spots!