During the city tour the day before, my wife took notes of the spots we will go back to on our own. One of them, not surprising, is the Salmovsky Paláce Café Terrace in Prague Castle. Food is my wife’s main focus. We started our adventures on the 3rd day by crossing Charles Bridge towards Prague Castle and took on the challenging New Castle Steps. These steps were no joke! I think I read somewhere that there are 200+ of them. It felt more like 1000 steps to us with little boy, Liam, in tow. We took many breaks to catch our breaths and to enjoy the view of the city below.
When we reached the top of the castle, we passed the Prague Castle and continued towards Loreta. One wrong turn and we ended up on Úvoz, another uphill street. It was one steep hill and I could hear my wife telepathically yelling at me in my head.
We took a stroll around the The Loreto, where we passed a beautiful and quiet street, Novy Svét. The street is full of colorful houses and buildings with rustic doors along a winding cobblestone road. It is described as a romantic stroll in the travel book.
We went back to Prague Castle and had a few drinks and a treat for our son at the Salmovsky Paláce Café Terrace while enjoying one of the magnificent views of the city. We were able to witness the change of the castle’s guards too. We had a such great time that we lost track of time before we realized that we were too late to visit St. Vitus’ Cathedral. We took the opportunity to enjoy the castle grounds instead.
We walked down to Nerudova on our way back to our hotel and passed by shops, restaurants, galleries, and houses with interesting and unique signs. We were getting hungry, so we decided to try out Svejk Restaurant. This turned out to be our least favorite restaurant during the entire trip. All in all it was a day well spent.