Picturesque Prague with its countless monuments and sights, cheap alcohol, and great classical musical scene is a destination which simply appeals to everyone. With delicious Czech cuisine and beer and so much to see and do all at affordable prices, it is a great and beautiful city break.
Head to the Old Town Square, one of Europe’s prettiest squares that boasts plenty of great restaurants and pavement cafes to try, as well as the beautiful commanding Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn. The Old Town Hall offers fantastic views over the city from the top of the tower and an iconic Astronomical Clock. If you are visiting in the month of December, you will be treated to the beautiful Christmas Market offering handcrafted gifts, great food, delicious mulled cider, and a world-renowned Christmas tree that towers over the Old Town Square Market.
Cross the bustling and historic Charles Bridge which connects the Old Town with Lesser Town, an equally picturesque area with narrow side streets situated at the bottom of the Castle Hill. Don't miss the impressive graffiti-filled John Lennon wall full of peaceful messages and quirky drawings. Up the hill, you will find Prague Castle, a fairytale castle complete with a stunning cathedral and gardens; it's also the world’s largest ancient castle. From here, it is only a short walk across to the lovely Letna Park which offers the best views of the city.
Visit the Jewish museum, which consists of six monuments spread across Josefov including the Old-New Synagogue — Europe’s oldest working synagogue — and the Pinkas Synagogue, where you can see the names of the 77,000 Jewish Czechoslovak victims during the Nazi reign inscribed into the walls. Now with great eateries and home to the city’s luxury shopping district with fabulous boutiques and international brands of Burberry, Prada and more, it is definitely worth exploring to see the fusion of its modern reclaimed opulence and humbling history.
* prices based on cheapest quotes made in Skyscanner.net throughout 2018