For a romantic stroll, there are few stretches better. Linking Prague Castle to the Old Town, the open-air gallery of Baroque statues lining the Charles Bridge has been inspiring poets and novelists alike for more than six centuries. Come here, and you’ll immediately understand why. Sick of the hordes? Head down late at night or early in the morning – it’s surprisingly quiet.
Prague is the ultimate 20th-century city. That isn’t to say that it isn’t a city of the present — nothing could be further from the truth — but travellers looking for a destination that encapsulates everything that made the last century unique will not find anywhere better than the Czech capital. Over those 100 years, Prague was a big city in no less than five different states, with empires, fascism, communism and democracy each having a go at the wheel. This place has seen it all.
What is Prague in the 21st century? An incredible city, in short. Praha is brimming with world-famous attractions that have inspired writers and artists alike, while its beer is arguably the most famous on the planet. Prague’s beauty takes some beating, and its pulse is as vibrant as any other, making the Czech capital every bit as must-visit as decades of travel literature have claimed. The best things to do in Prague? Look no further.
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