Czech Republic: Highlights of Prague in photos

From the Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic

The original big star of Eastern European travel; the city break to end all city breaks: Prague may not be the cheap and cheerful travel destination it once was and other eastern capitals such as Budapest give it a run for its money, but it is no less stunning.

Explore the medieval Old Town and the elegant (and still quite old) New Town. Exchange banter with the buskers on the Charles Bridge. Climb the castle hill and look out on red-tiled rooftops beside the shining Vltava.

Indulge in Art Nouveau architectural fantasies and drawn design at the Alphonse Mucha museum. Get to know two famous Czech musical sons – Antonin Dvorak and Bedrich Smetana at their respective museums.

Prague is famous for its sculptures. Some grand and public, others hidden away in side streets and squares. But to see the original sculptures that adorned the Charles Bridge you’ll have to go to the Lapidarium.

Enjoy a photo essay of the highlights of Prague:

Prague, Buskers on Charles Bridge, Czech Republic

Buskers on the Charles Bridge

Prague main square, Czech Republic

The 12th century glories of Prague’s Old Town Square

Prague, Czech Republic

Cathedral towers, Prague, Czech Republic

Blue skies above the gothic cathedral

Cathedral Prague, Czech Republic

Main square memorial, Prague, Czech Republic

A monument to a 500-yr-old matyr Jan Hus symbolises national rebirth in Old Town Square, Prague

Grand Hotel Europa, Prague, Czech Republic

Art Nouveau splendour at the Grand Hotel Europa

Reflected light, Prague, Czech Republic

Reflected light in Prague Cathedral

Prague, Czech Republic

 By Natasha von Geldern

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About Natasha von Geldern

Natasha von Geldern is the World Wandering Kiwi, a freelance travel writer, editor and inveterate traveller who is passionate about making the pages of the atlas real one trip at a time.

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  1. Prague looks like such a stunning and picturesque city! It would be one of the top places I’d like to visit in Europe :)
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