On this side of Prague the main attraction is the Prague Castle. If you want a great workout walk to the castle. It's all uphill and certain parts are steep. After getting my morning workout in, I finally reached the top. The Prague castle is not a traditional castle by any means. Instead once you go into the inner walls its more open grounds with a bunch of buildings. I wouldn't spend a day here exploring but it's worth the treck to get some great views of Prague.
Next up I headed over to the Lennon wall, this wall has been popular since the 1980s and it's a place where people put up Beatles lyrics and John Lennon inspired anti-war quotes. It has been repainted multiple times.
I continued walking on this side of the rive and a name you'll become familiar with if you are ever in Prague is David Cerny. He has very odd statues placed all around the city, you may have already seen a few of them in my Prague photo album. Well I stumbled upon another one, it was of 3 babies crawling with weird faces.
I eventually made my way over to the other side of the river to see one of the buildings I anticipated most about Prague. It was the dancing house of Prague designed by Frank Gehry! I'm always fascinated by Gehry designed buildings as he always adds a little modern twist to his buildings to make you think, hmmm I didn't know a building could stand like that.
I went back to the hostel to rest up and clean up for the opera in the evening. The estates theater is where Mozart premiered his show Don Giovanni and it is the last remaning building in the world where he actually performed. It is 232 years old! I have never been to the opera, but I figured I'm in Europe let's try it. I had tickets to Mozart's Magic Flute in a box in the 1st balcony to what equated to 22 US dollars, not a bad deal if you ask me. The theater was simply gorgeous. I had to take a walk around to really appreciate it. The show was really good too! I genuinely enjoyed it. It was in German but had Czech and English subtitles. My favorite character was silly Parmageno. The costumes, the orchestra, the acting, and the way the lights changed depending on the scene all got you into the show. Maybe I've been an undercover opera fan all along!