From a medieval skyline and cobbled streets to a beautiful main square with one of the oldest astronomical clocks in the world, visit Prague and you will instantly feel transported back in time.
First, visit the Old Town Hall with its glass elevator that takes you to a 360-degree view of the red-roofed city.
A Prague Visitor Pass gives you access to 60 more experiences plus free public transport – £65.50 per adult for 48 hours (Praguevisitorpass.eu).
Then take a walking tour of the Jewish Quarter, home to the oldest synagogue in Europe, and enjoy a moving history lesson, £14.30 per adult (Getyouguide.co.uk/prague).
Later, cross the famous Charles Bridge to the pretty Malá Strana neighborhood and discover bright baroque houses below Prague Castle.
The city may be known as a bachelor party hotspot thanks to its abundance of beer spots, but it also has cool cocktails on tap.
SIP A SPICY TODDY
Catch a tram to the modern food hall Manifesto in the Andel district, 20 minutes from the Old Town (Manifestomarket.com/prague/andel/en).
Fabulous cocktail bar Soot mixes homemade syrups with fresh, local ingredients – we loved the seasonal Spicy Toddy – hot gin with pumpkin and tangerine – £5.10 (Sootbar.com/english), while its 14 restaurants offer everything from Ukrainian dumplings to Venezuelan empanadas.
For a local Pilsner with a view, visit Letenský Zámecek’s garden bar in the greenery of Letná Park (Letenskyzamecek.cz/en/zahradky).
STRONG ON THE RIVER
Cool but laid-back Lokál Dlouhááá, with its industrial decor, home-brewed beer and classic Czech dishes, is a must.
Start with a sausage medley before tucking into delicious main courses like beef tartare with red onions and capers with fried bread (£9.75) and side with a spicy cabbage and horseradish salad.
Puddings made from meringue-like Czech biscuits with whipped cream, £2, are also a treat.
Wash it all down with Lokál’s own sips, including a frothy black caramel malt and a Kozel mixed with aromatic hops, £1.80 a pint (Lokal-dlouha.ambi.cz/en).
Fancy something special? The Mlýnec restaurant is located on the Vltava River, which flows through the city, and offers a magnificent view of the Charles Bridge.
Feast on veal tenderloin escalope and chocolate pud with kiwi and hazelnuts – £87 for four courses with wine pairing (Mlynec.cz/en).
HAVE AN ART ATTACK
The city has many modern museums. Our favorite was Dox: Prague’s contemporary art center in the hip former industrial district of Holešovice.
Board the giant airship Gulliver and explore eye-catching exhibitions before visiting the cute cafe and terrace.
Adult tickets cost £9.05 (Dox.cz/en).
Nearby is Vnitroblock, a renovated factory that’s now home to a cool coffeehouse and indie boutiques selling everything from colorful cacti to cute kids’ clothes — plus there’s a selfie-perfect garden scrawled with street art (Vnitroblock.cz) .
GET A GOOD KIP
Bargainous Mama Shelter in Holešovice is a sleek, modern property with quirky accents, just a 10-minute tram ride from the Old Town.
It has the most comfortable beds, and double rooms start at £63 B&B, with pastries, yoghurt and muesli in the morning (Mamashelter.com/prague).
- A graffiti wall dedicated to John Lennon has been in constant evolution since the Beatle’s death in 1980.
- Flights cost from £48 return.
- Plan your trip on Prague.eu and Visitczechrepublic.com.
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