On our second morning, we had a light breakfast at a bakery called Bake Shop. We ended up stopping in three or four times after that for incredible pastries (including meringues the size of dinner plates) and probably the best cappuccino I’ve ever had.
After breakfast, we were planning to make our way to the Pinkas Synagogue but on the way we stumbled upon the Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia. It’s no longer an active convent but the church and side chapels are open to walk through.
We continued to explore the tiny streets and quaint buildings on our way to find some lunch and found ourselves outside the Old-New Synagogue, where the story of the Golem was created!
After lunch we crossed the Charles Bridge and made our way to the Church of the Infant Jesus of Prague. This is one of my favorite devotions and the church itself is breathtaking.
That night we went to a marionette opera performance of Don Giovanni. The performance was in the attic of a tiny shop just off the main street in the old city. It was hysterically quaint at first but as the show progressed, I found myself marveling at how unique and beautiful it was. One of the best moments was when the talented puppeteers came out to take their bow — they were beaming with pride for the show and their city. Their joy was contagious.
More posts coming soon!