It’s a tired cliché when it comes to many European cities, but Prague really is an enchanting mix of the old and the new. On one side you’ve got the Stare Mesto (Old Town), home to one of the best preserved old towns in Europe, while on the other side you have the Nove Mesto (New Town) where fast food outlets and high street shops abound every corner.
Since the fall of the Iron Curtain ten years ago the Czech capital has enjoyed a new lease of life as thousands of tourists flock to it every year. Many come to take advantage of how cheap it is in relation to other European cities, although while it isn’t as inexpensive as it once was. Still, search hard enough and there are endless bargains to be found, particularly in terms of eating out and socialising.
Perhaps one of Prague’s greatest attributes is its size. You can easily see all of its premier attractions in the one day. Take three days out to visit this city which can be traced back to over 7,000 years ago and you will be surprised at just how much you will fit in.