Prague is a fantastic place to spend any length of holiday, whether it’s a weekend break through to a week’s holiday. There is so much to do and see in this beautiful and historic city.
Long an inspiration to artists such as Mozart and Kafka, the city boasts amazing architecture some of which dates back over a thousand years. The whole city has UNESCO world heritage status, mainly due to the vast array of beautiful and historic buildings that can be found there.
Of course, there is a huge range of accommodation in Prague, both in the old town and further out in outlying suburbs. Wherever you stay, it’s easy to reach the main landmarks and attractions as the city has a great underground train system. Many of the old town hotels are bijou and have boutique charms, though if you want the best facilities, such as spas and swimming pools, you’re probably better off going further out of the centre in a place like the Corinthia Hotel and either catching the train or walking in.
Prague is a place you can spend all day walking around just soaking up the atmosphere, seeing such sights as Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Wencelas Square and the beautiful River Vltava.
And one of the best times of the year to visit Prague is in the wintertime, especially if you are a fan of Christmas markets. Old Town Square and Wencelas Square are the usual locations for the Prague Christmas markets. There are smaller markets held at Havel’s market and Republic Square.
Each brightly coloured little wooden hut has a selection of products on sale such as jewellery, crystal ware, wooden toys, ceramics, puppets and dolls. Of course, you’ll find plenty of decorations for the Christmas tree there too. And if you’re not into those kinds of bric a brac, it’s worth going for the amazing food and drinks that you can enjoy there too.
Prague is a magical city to visit at any time of year, but there’s something really special about the city at Christmas time.
Photo : Mike G. K.