Czech Republic is one of those countries that has been a popular travel destination for decades and is showing no signs of stopping. Prague is exceptional for many reasons and is often found at the top of traveller's destination list for many reason, its architecture, fantastic beers, rich foods and stunning countryside, among many others. Its not the bargain city that it used to be fifteen-twenty years ago, but Prague still satisfies on all levels.
It's hard to know where to start in a city like there when there is so much to see! I'll help you out with a list of some must-sees which I really enjoyed when I visited Prague.
Charles Bridge: Prague's 600-year-old bridge, built in perfect Gothic style. It is lined with 30 different Baroque statues depicting religious figures. It is best enjoyed in the early morning or in the evening when tourist crowds die down.
Novy Svet: This quiet street is a life-saver once you've battled your way through crowds at Prague's most popular museums. For some its reminiscent of a Bohemian village. Browse around the different shops, stop for a bit to each. Today its a popular artist neighbourhood with plenty to explore.
Old Town Square: If you love Baroque and Gothic architecture, head to this square, its one of the most beautiful in Europe. The square is lined with exquisite facades. You can find the famous Astronomical Clock here, which should be caught on the hour to see the display.If you come at night you can see the spires on Tyne Church lit up.
If you have had enough, find yourself in a small pub in any part of Prague and enjoy one of the many local beers. Need something to eat? Try a traditional potato pancake with some local cheese, a favourite snack at the bar.