PRAGUE CITY BREAKS
See Prague’s world-famous sights and absorb its energy and culture on a city break.
A thousand spires inadvertently combine to create one of the most beautiful and alluring skylines ever imaginable. Prague’s ancient castle, famous cobbled bridge – lined with 30 statues of venerable saints, and its narrow medieval streets go on to enhance the fairytale.
Climb Petrin Tower for the best views of Prague city from every conceivable direction. Wander around a labyrinth of picturesque streets in the Old City, crammed with enticing taverns and coffee shops. Cross the 14th-century Charles Bridge, passing stalls selling sentimental watercolour cityscapes. Gather in front of the Astronomical Clock to observe the procession of the Twelve Apostles on the hour, every hour. Take a break from the crowds with a leisurely cruise down the Vltava river. Spend an unforgettable evening at Smetana Hall, listening to the musical notes of Dvorak, or savour authentic Czech cuisine served with a refreshing Bohemian beer.
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Visit the Old Town Square, with its world-famous astronomical clock. Built in 1490, it is one of the oldest in the world and provides a popular hourly show. Climb the Old Town Hall tower for magnificent views of Prague’s cobbled streets, castle, river and the magnificent Our Lady of Tyn church. The Charles Bridge is named after the countries most famous monarch and offers superb views and access to the castle side of the river. Friendly musicians and souvenir stallholders attract locals and visitors alike.
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