Prague is an enormously transformative city. Just two decades after the fall of the Iron Curtain and the collapse of communism, the capital city of the Czech Republic has emerged as a tourism hot spot. To find out why Prague has become one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe, read on.
The magical charms of Prague
Prague is a fairy tale concoction of baroque architecture, gold-tipped towers, domed churches and quaint river bridges. The old town retains much of its medieval charm and visitors can wander down its winding cobbled streets, taking in the carefully restored architecture. The rich history of Prague offers plenty of tourist attractions, including the ancient Prague Castle, the iconic Astronomical Clock and the looming Pet?ínská rozhledna. The latter is a smaller version of the Eiffel Tower that can be climbed for a fee, adding more value to cheap deals to Prague.
The colossal city is divided into many districts, all of which have their own features and attractions. The Castle quarter is the highest point in the city and offers extraordinary views. Surrounding the Castle is Lesser Town; here you will find the remarkable Child Jesus of Prague statue and the breathtaking Charles Bridge. Over the river lies Old Town, the historical centre of Prague and home to the fascination Jewish quarter. New Town is a vibrant, cosmopolitan district where you will find numerous bars, restaurants, boutiques and the wonderful National Museum in Wenceslas Square.
When to visit
The city is stunning in the spring as flowers begin to blossom and sunlight streams into leafy beer gardens. Between June and August is the most popular time for tourism, so you will be wrestling with crowds in the heat. However, if you want high temperatures, this is the perfect time as they soar to 30 degrees. In autumn and winter, the temperatures are low but there is plenty of snow, which is especially magical at Christmas.
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