Prague was the original big star of Eastern European travel and one of the most popular city breaks. It may not be the cheap and cheerful travel destination it once was and other eastern capitals such as Budapest certainly 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.
The city 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:
Buskers on the Charles Bridge
The 12th century glories of Prague’s Old Town Square
Blue skies above the gothic cathedral
A monument to a 500-yr-old matyr Jan Hus symbolises national rebirth in Old Town Square, Prague
Art Nouveau splendour at the Grand Hotel Europa
Reflected light in Prague Cathedral
By Natasha von Geldern