A city break in Prague offers historical insights, varied architectural styles and a hearty cuisine, making it suitable for a year-round escape.
The Czech capital, nicknamed The City of a Hundred Spires, is home to an array of Gothic and medieval architecture. There’s the Old Town Square, which features the world-famous Astronomical Tower and the Church of Our Lady before Týn. The city also boasts the iconic Charles Bridge and its alleys of statues. Prague Castle, a sprawling complex built in the ninth century, also calls the capital home. You’ll be surprised with just how often you’ll come face to face with intricately-designed bridges and buildings in Prague.
Prague is chock-full of landmarks, many boasting panoramic scenes of the city. To the southwest of the castle complex, you can ascend Petrin Hill on foot or by funicular train to reach Petrin Tower for picturesque views over the city. You can also dine inside the Dancing House, check out the Lennon Wall graffiti or cruise down the Vltava River.
There are a number of local restaurants and bars across Prague’s districts. You can find them serving up traditional dishes like goulash – a stew of spiced meat and vegetables – and dumplings. For dessert, expect sweet treats such as Trdelník chimney cake and palačinky pancakes. You can wash these down with Czech beer in the warmer months or mulled wine and hot chocolate when it’s chilly.
Václav Havel Airport is located west of the city, about 40 kilometres from Prague’s city centre.