Prague The Medieval City

28 Jan 2016

The capital of the Czech Republic and former Bohemian capital sits on the River Vltava with its spectacular castle, (one of the largest castle complexes in the world) overlooking the Charles Bridge an iconic stone arched bridge that spans the river.

The famous architecture and town squares of Prague make this one of the most romantic cities in Europe and even more so if visited during a snowfall in the winter months.

There is an abundance of cheap flights to Prague from many UK airports and during the winter months you can find fares from as little as £50 return, add that ridiculously cheap flight to Prague to a cheap city center hotel or hostel that start at around £20 per room per night and you have yourself a citybreak to Prague for under £100 each.

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Of course there are some excellent, luxurious hotels in Prague and let's face it if you were going there to propose a hostel room may not be the ideal of settings. Take for example The Four Seasons Hotel located right on the river bank with breathtaking views of the Charles Bridge and the Castle. Housed in 3 historic buildings each from different periods this 4-star hotel rivals many of the 5 stars in the city and with an excellent location to boot.

Prague is the dream come true for the architectural photographer with its many castles, cathedrals, town squares and historic buildings it could take you weeks to cover the whole city and complete a thorough check list of architectural "must sees" so plan in advance and wear your comfy walking shoes.

After pounding the cobbled streets and town squares all day you will need somewhere to relax, unwind and recharge the batteries, and what better place to do so than one of Prague's renowned eateries. If by now you are not sick of the sight of the castle, then try Restaurace Bellevue aptly named for its position overlooking the castle "A unique experience of prime gastronomy" as described on their website. Or if you are the hipster type then try Lokal, a micro-brewery serving local dishes in a very hip and trendy setting with an industrial feel.

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Once your sustenance has been replenished and the unique flavor of Czech beer starts to take its hold on your taste buds, consider letting your hair down and painting the town red, Prague has a nightlife to rival any party capital in Europe from underground electronica to 60's 70's or 80's there will be a pub, club or dancehall that will suit all types.