One of Europe’s best-preserved cities, Prague has a romantic riverside location enhanced by graceful bridges and a magnificent skyline punctuated with medieval church spires. Its historic Old Town follows a plan laid out 1,000 years ago, with ancient squares and winding cobblestone streets. Haunting Prague Castle looms large across the Vltava River, rising above the exquisite Charles Bridge. Add extravagant, fairy-tale architecture; memorable classical music; and, these days, good food and drink, and it’s easy to see why Prague charms everyone who visits.
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Buzzing with buskers, ancient, pedestrian-only Charles Bridge is a beauty. It’s adorned with 30 statues. Touch St. John of Nepomuk for luck.
The hilltop Prague Castle complex is one of the largest in the world — and best explored on a guided tour. Watch the changing of the guard at noon.
Works by Bach, Mozart and more ring out on a regular basis in many of the city’s architecturally fascinating houses of worship.
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