Last minute deals to Prague offer the perfect city escape
Discover a city steeped in history
As the capital of the ancient realm of Bohemia and the modern Czech Republic, Prague’s rich architectural heritage has been shaped by more than a thousand years of history. Saved from the worst ravages of the Second World War, visitors flock to wander its medieval labyrinth of cobbled streets, marvel at its gold-topped churches and Gothic cathedrals, or relax in its picturesque squares. Must-see sights like the famed Astronomical Clock, the oldest working example of its type, the atmospheric Jewish Quarter (Josefov) and the bustling Old Town and Wenceslas Squares are within easy walking distance of each other, surrounded by countless eateries, bars, souvenir shops, hotels, museums and galleries.
Directly across the Vltava River lie the Castle and Lesser Town districts, dating from the 9th Century. To get there from Old Town requires a stroll across the iconic Charles Bridge, a stunning 600m stone structure occupied at all times of the year by buskers and artists selling their wares. The Castle itself is like Prague in miniature, boasting such a collection of buildings from throughout the ages that it is listed as the world’s largest ancient castle in the Guinness Book of Records. As well as numerous galleries, gardens and museum exhibits, the castle’s high vantage point offers romantic vistas over the river and red-tiled roofs of the ancient city.
A truly cultural capital
Aside from the sightseeing, Prague is a must-see for art aficionados. With a National Gallery, a City Gallery dedicated to 20th Century Czech Art, a Museum of Fine Arts, a Museum of Decorative Arts, a Centre for Contemporary Arts and many more galleries devoted to specific artists or movements, there is something to suit every taste. The city also boasts impressive credentials as an historical hub for theatre and music. The National Theatre and Estates Theatre are famous for hosting the Mozart premiers, and are still going strong today. The city hosts renowned international classical music festivals in the spring and autumn.
Eat, drink and be merry
As the birthplace of Pilsner lager, Bohemia is a beer-lover’s paradise, and Prague is awash with pubs and bars. For a real taste of Bohemian culture, find a traditional beer hall where it is customary to sit and mingle with the locals on long benches. Traditional Czech food centres around pork or chicken served with potatoes or dumplings and pickled vegetables. While locals traditionally eat out at lunch time, an impressive range of restaurants offering international cuisine take over in the evening. You will also find plenty of street stalls selling delicious local hot dogs and mulled wine to keep up your energy up whilst sightseeing.
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