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- Posted:Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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City Focus: Prague
This week in our city focus we turn the spotlight on Prague. The capital city of the Czech Republic has long been a popular choice for tourists, particularly over the last decade or so. Once renowned for its very cheap prices as much as its beauty, Prague has since caught up with the price tags of its European counterparts. However, despite this, it has not taken from the crowds that frequent the city year after year.
One thing that will particularly strike you about Prague is the mix of the old and new. The old is particularly historic as Prague is one of few cities that has been left particularly unspoilt by wars and turmoil over the years. This makes for a lot of great architecture along Prague’s sightseeing trail. Prague Castle is one such popular spot that dates back to 870 and is home to The Old Royal Palace and St George’s Basilica. There’s also the city’s most popular landmark – Charles Bridge. The bridge dates from the 17th century and is lined with some amazing sculptures.
Prague is also a popular spot for nightlife and entertainment. You will find a great mix of traditional Czech taverns, entertaining bars and modern nightclubs across the city. If you want to frequent the traditional tourist haunts you will find plenty of them around Wenceslas Square and the Old Town Square. However, drinks in these establishments will cost you significantly more than places that lie slightly off the tourist track. Take the time to find these places and you will sample some authentic Prague nightlife and save some money too.