Eventhough I live in Prague, sometimes I like to take my camera and go out in the streets to take some photos. Not only because I like to practise my photography skills but also because as I am not travelling non-stop and there are times when I am low on content. I have always thought that Czech Republic is not the ideal place for insta friendly shots but actually you can find many awesome spots outside Prague as well. And with the right editing tools and skills you can create great content that for sure will hit many likes.
When I started my Miss Travel Fairy Instagram account I was editing my pictures in the Instagram app and they didn’t look great. Only last year I purchased Lightroom and learned how to use it and for now I am happy with the outcome. For my other private account I use the VSCO app. Few months ago I was tempted to buy some presets from the well known travel bloggers but actually I am not a big fan of over editing so for now I will stick to my own.
But back to our topic….
Probably the most visited spot in the entire Prague. The best time to come here is either early in the morning or in the evening, as I did. It was perfect! No queues for the security check, no crowds of people and even the entry to the famous Golden Lane was for free.
VIEWS FROM ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH
Prague is known as a city of red brick roofs and there are few amazing spots from where you can capture them. One of them is from the tower of St. Nicholas Church that is located only few meters from the Charles Bridge. On the top of the tower you can find also a mini communist museum.
VIEWS FROM LETNÁ PARK
This is my second favourite park in Prague. Why? It has a huge beer garden with wooden benches under the trees, it’s great for walks, it has a quite unusual bar called Stalin where are held some cool parties from time to time and my last reason would be the views on the endless number of bridges.
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Did you know we have a small version of an Eiffel Tower in Prague? It’s right on Petřín Hill which I highly recommend visiting (yes, it’s worth the climb) because after all the sweat you will be rewarded with stunning views. Right under the hill is situated lovely park that is most adorable in spring when the trees come into bloom.
The name of this area could be translated as a “New World”. Giving the fact that I have been living in Prague since 2012 and only have discovered this place less than two years ago might give you an idea that it’s not known among tourists, although it’s located only few steps from the Prague Castle! Tiny colourful houses and narrow streets will be looking great on your Instagram profile. When you get here make sure you stop for a coffee at Kavárna Nový Svět and that you check out Loreta, the pilgrimage destination that consists of cloister and a church.
This unsual looking bridge was built in 2014 in Prague 7. White colour of the bridge in combination with the blue sky will bright up your insta feed. You will make the best shots by standing in the middle of the bridge right at the beginning. Just don’t forget to pay attention to the passing trams.
THE OLD TOWN SQUARE
Without questions, this is the most photographed and the most busy square in the entire country. Here you can spend hours of taking photos from different angles. Great shots can be taken also from the terrace of restaurant U Prince or from the tower of the Old Town city hall.
Vyšehrad is a historic fort located quite central. Take the red line metro and get off at Vyšehrad stop. The views from here are awesome. From one side you can see all the red roofs that are so typical for Prague, from the other you will see Vltava river. If you are into pretty walls or colourful door, pose in front of the pinky red entrance door to the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral.
The moment you find yourself in Žižkov district, don’t forget to look up to see the highest building in Prague. It’s a telecommunication tower and a restaurant in one. The tower in combination with the surrounding old apartment buildings looks like it does not really belong there. And wait for night, it will light up with red and blue colours looking like some weird space ship.
This building was built in quite a non-traditional style. Inside you can find a gallery and a restaurant and you can also go to the rooftop place to enjoy the views overlooking the Vltava River. Dancing House was designed is 1992 and finished four years later.
Prague is spoiling us with many cute and cozy coffee shops. Every month there is at least one new café with kind of a hipster minimalist interior. My favourite is Spižírna 1902 on Korunní street. I love the leafy flowery paint on the walls. Other insta friendly cafés are Ca Phe, La Boheme Café or Phil’s Corner.
Do you like to take photos in your own town? What are your most favourite spots?
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