After breakfast, we jumped on the No. 22 tram which deposited us at the foot of Petrin Hill just in front of the Funicular Railway. It was a sunny Saturday morning, so there was a huge queue for the Funicular Railway. We left the tourists to the queue and followed the locals up the snaking ascent of Petrin hill. We stopped a number of time to admire the views and take a few photos. We managed to keep away from the crowds and enjoyed a lovely walk to the Strahov monastery where we had a light lunch.
After lunch we headed down the hill, taking the same road as we took from the descent from Prague Castle two days earlier, so we were awarded some good views of the Castle from beneath it. The steep descent took us into Malá Strana (the Lesser Town Area) in front of the Charles Bridge. It was Saturday, so there were an amazing number of people crossing the Charles Bridge with us.
As we arrived in the now familiar Old Town area, it had started to rain lightly. We meandered through the Old Town in front of the Prague Astronomical clock. We surfaced in the major shopping area and spent a couple of hours window shopping before taking our bearings for Wenceslas Square and back to our hotel for a well-earned cup of tea.
In the evening, we went to the excellent and incredibly good value Czech restaurant that we had found on our first night. After queuing for ten minutes with the locals, we were rewarded with a table. We enjoyed a leisurely meal and then returned to our hotel to look at the hundreds of photos that we had taken in our short visit to Prague.
On reflection, we have had a wonderful visit to Prague and and would thoroughly recommend the city. We had learned that the best times to visit Prague are probably Spring or Autumn, with Prague best avoided in both Winter and Summer.
This morning we must sadly say goodbye to Prague and leave for Vienna, Austria.
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