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Old Town Square - Prague, Czech Republic

 
Old Town Square is a historic square in the Old Town quarter of Prague.
 
I think most tourists visit this square since it’s the location of the medieval astronomical clock on the Old Town Hall which was installed in 1410 and still is fully functional! Every hour the figures flanking the clock are set into motion which tourist crowd around, but it’s honestly not that spectacular. If you’re in the area when the time is right, yeah, go and see it, but I would not recommend waiting 30-40 minutes to see it move (like a lot of people do!).
 
Besides the astronomical clock, there is a lot to see at Old Town Square. There are some beautiful buildings in that area and some churches with gothic architecture (if you’re an architecture nerd as me, haha) and there are usually a bunch of street performers at the square to be entertained by. Otherwise, the square is crammed with food trucks and restaurants to eat at, and there are a lot of guided tours starting at Old Town Square. 
 
 
 
Quick facts about Old Town Square
 
Name: Staroměstské náměstí
Entrance fee: No entrance fee
Location: Staroměstské náměstí, Prague
 
Who should visit?
People with an interest in history and architecture, or someone who just want to see all the famous tourist attractions.
 
My rating: 
★★★★/★★★★★
 
 
 
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Vigeland Sculpture Park - Oslo, Norway

 
One of Oslo's most beloved tourist attraction is Vigeland Sculpture Park.
 
 
The Sculpture Park, located in Frogner Park consists more than 200 sculptures made by the same artist - Gustav Vigeland (1869–1943). The sculptures portray naked humans in a variety of poses and situations - some more unnatural than others and all of them tells a different story. Let's just say that you can spend quite some time here without getting bored since there is a lot to look at!
 
If the weather is good, bring a picnic and enjoy the big open space of Frogner Park.
 
Read more about my trip to Oslo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quick facts about Vigeland Sculpture Park
 
Name: Vigelandsanlegget
Built: Started 1924
Entrance fee: None
Location: Frogner Park, Oslo
 
Who should visit?
I honestly think that everyone can find something that interests them with the variety of weird poses - you don't have to be particularly interested in art to enjoy this.
 
My rating: 
★★★★/★★★★★
 
 
 
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Damstredet & Telthusbakken - Oslo, Norway

 
One of the things that were on my Bucket List for Oslo was Damstredet & Telthusbakken
 
They are two streets north of the central parts of Oslo in an area called Gamle Aker. The special thing about these streets is there charming and picturesque wooden houses from the 1700s and the 1800s which are still well reserved. The streets are often mentioned together since they are located pretty close to each other, you can walk between them on a small trail called Kjærlighetsstien ("The Love Trail") through the allotment garden area Egebergløkka - something I would recommend doing.
 
Read more about my trip to Oslo
Travel Diary Day 1 - Travel Diary Day 2 - Travel Diary Day 3
 
Damstredet 
We visited Damstredet first which is only a 160 meters long street but we stayed there for quite some time because I wanted to photograph every inch of it, haha. The street is cobbled and runs between Akersveien and Fredensborgveien.
 
 
 
Telthusbakken 
Most of Telthusbakken was closed due to construction while we were there which was sort of a disappointment since I've seen so many beautiful photos of this street with the medieval church Gamle Aker Kirke in the background. The street is usually 260 meters long and at the end of the street, one of the houses have unfortunately burnt down a couple of years ago.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quick facts about Damstredet & Telthusbakken
 
Name: Damstredet & Telthusbakken
Built: During the 17th and 18th century
Entrance fee: None. There are people still living in the houses so show some respect!
Location: Damstredet & Telthusbakken, Oslo
 
Who should visit?
People with an interest in architecture and history. Other people might not find it as fascinating.
 
My rating: 
★★/★★★★★
 
 

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