Historic yet hedonistic, edgy yet enchanting… the Czech capital perfectly combines all of the best elements of a long city break. And with cool hotels and affordable prices, what’s not to love?
You don’t have to seek out the obvious tourist hotspots to sight-see well in Prague. A stroll through the Old Town will soon have you marvelling at this venerable city's beauty, with its cobbled lanes, courtyards and ancient chapels, and that’s before you reach the 9th-century castle, with its towers, spires and breathtaking Vltava river views.
Cross the Franz Joseph Bridge north to explore the eclectic club- and gallery-dotted streets of Holešovice, which is also home to some great shops and bars selling excellent craft beers. Or for something fancier, try dining in the elegant Café Imperial in the Nove Mesto (New Town), with its original Art Nouveau ceramic wall tiles and ornate mosaic ceiling. Whether you into glam or gritty, you’ll find it in the Czech Republic’s most beguiling city.