Prague Castle

Praha
Praha
Praha
Praha
Praha
Praha
Praha
Praha
Praha
Praha
Praha
Praha

 

The Prague Castle is, after the Astronomical Clock, the most important visit in my humble opinion . It dates back from the ninth century and according to the Guinness Book of Records, is the largest ancient castle in the world with an area of  70,000 m² (i tried to enter a link to confirm this but couldn’t find it). The castle consist of different palaces, churches, halls and buildings so it is really important to at least spend one day visiting the area and to pay attention to the opening hours (some of them close pretty early so it is important to organize yourself correctly).

As usual, when you travel during summer everything is so crowded and it was quite stressful at some points like when exploring the Golden Lane, but the weather was pretty nice and we managed to have lunch on a terrace.

I recommend buying the photography fee, even though no one asked for it, it felt great not being stressed about taking pictures without permission.

Also, the views of the city from the castle are just incredible, but that’s another story.

 

Copenhagen

Copenhagen
Copenhage
Copenhage
Copenhage
Copenhage
Copenhage
Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Copenhagen

 

These are my last photos of Copenhagen. I  was really surprised by this beautiful city, even though the weather was not the best. For me wearing boots and a coat in august is just crazy (we sometimes reach the 40º in madrid so you can imagine), nevertheless we tried to enjoy as much as possible, even when the universal Deluge caught us on our way to the Carlsberg first brewery.

I will definitely return, there’s so much to see and do. I just hope the next time the weather is nicer. This was the first stop of our holidays vacation,  you can see more pictures here if you feel like it.  Second stop coming soon.

Amalienborg

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copenhage
copenhage
Copenhage

Amalienborg is the winter home of the Danish Royal Family and it consist of four identical palaces. Nowadays it is still possible to see the changing of the guard, that happens everyday at noon, as well as the post replacement every two hours.  How to know if the royal family is at home? If the flag is up in the Schack Palace it means Her Majesty Queen Margrethe is there.

The white elephant that you can see in the picture really caught my attention. I learned afterwards that it was of the “Order of the Elephant” that apparently exist since 1693 and nowadays is exclusively bestowed on royalty.

 

Vor Frelsers Kirke

Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Copenhagen

There’s something that remains a constant when I travel to any place: I need to climb any tower, church or monument that will let me see everything from a different point of view.

Very close to Christiania (this partially self-governing neighborhood that, among other things, doesn’t allow visitors to take pictures) we found Our Saviour’s Church and since the weather was pretty nice despite the wind we couldn’t miss this opportunity. How beautiful is Copenhagen?

Of course we also greeted Sweden from the distance (pics 3 and 4) – it is quite difficult to see but that little white tower is the famous turning torso.