If it is romantic surroundings you are looking for on St. Valentine’s Day, then you will not find a more romantic city in Europe than Prague. Cobbled streets, golden spires and beautiful romantic locations, most of which are within walking distance of each other, are perfect for strolling hand in hand with the one you love.
Let’s get one thing clear straight away. St. Valentine’s Day is relatively new for us Czechs. We have been celebrating this holiday of love since the collapse of Communism in 1989, but before that it was forbidden to embrace any “Western” holidays. Czechs have traditionally celebrated their love on May 1st. Keeping with Czech typical superstitions, on May 1st it is believed couples should find a blossoming tree to share a kiss to ensure health and happiness. You can still find a lot of Czechs who view St. Valentine’s Day as an imported holiday that is very commercialized. So they wait until May 1st to celebrate their love.
I think we should cover a bit of the history of this holiday. There is just little reliable information about St. Valentine but perhaps the most popular story is that he was a Roman priest who was caught secretly marrying Christian couples back in the 3rd century, a time of Christian persecution. He was beheaded after he tried to convert his captor. It was much later that he was declared a patron of lovers.
Do you want to amaze your other half and enjoy Valentine’s Day in Prague in an unforgettable way? We have come up with range of Valentine’s Day activities that will make that day so special.
A romantic meal by the river? Dinner in the sky overlooking Prague? Should it be historic or a modern restaurant? No St. Valentine’s Day is complete without a romantic dinner. Search through the list of romantic restaurants that are perfect for lovers.
Prague is full of wonders that will certainly amaze you. Check out the wide range of these sightseeing tours. You will see interesting sights and share unique moments with your beloved.
This St. Valentine’s Day could be also a perfect opportunity to get on a river cruise. You can enjoy beautiful view over romantic dinner and listening to live music.
Ice skating can be a super romantic activity as you will get to be snuggled up close to each other and hold hands while enjoying this fun winter activity.
How about you surprise your loved one by taking her/him on a horse carriage tour. You can set off on a fairy-tale ride in a horse-drawn carriage through the cobbled streets of Prague.
What sums up the mood of romantic Prague better than a classical concert?
Final note from us: Although some of us might think that St. Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday to get some money out of our pockets, on the other hand we have a great excuse to spend extra quality time with our beloved, and having a box of chocolate only makes that quality time sweeter.
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