I'm obviously loving these autumn colors! And Vysehrad had plenty of it to go around on our Saturday morning walk.
After our day of cramming delicious foods into our mouths on the Taste of Prague Tour, we retreated to our hotel for a nap. Well that nap turned into sleeping through dinner and into the night! Talk about a food coma! And this was all good because we had a morning planned at Vysehrad. Vysehrad is fortress on the southern end of Prague, which meant we would be using the Prague metro for the first time, which turned out to be fairly simple. The fortress, or castle, is a compound of buildings within the fortress wall and construction started here in the 10th century. It contains Prague's oldest surviving building, the Rotunda of St. Martin which was built in the 11th century (pictured below the gate entrance).
|Rotunda of St. Martin|
The fortress wall was incredibly impressive.
The surrounding green areas and lookout points were all so peaceful and beautiful. We were able to see Prague from a different angle and enjoy the views of the city from the south.
We made our way down to the Vltava River which was easy to do by following our noses. The market was smelling delicious! We didn't stay around for too long at the market. But it was definitely a yummy market. Everything smelled incredible and they had just about every little Czech morsel that you would want to stuff your face with. I was surprised at the lack of 'goods' at the market, especially with Christmas approaching (the season starts waaaayyyy earlier here) but maybe that's for the best as we were clearly over our weight limit with our luggage on the trip over! But all in all, a very enticing market!
Loved all of the vibrant colors from the veg/fruit area of the market.
Was a trek down to Vysehrad worth it on our trip to Prague? You bet! The diminished crowds, the city views and the amazing market smells were just what we were looking for and Vysehrad delivered! And now, I leave you with some markets tunes (excuse my terrible video taking skills). Happy Monday!
Prague market from Jamie Gunter on Vimeo.
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