Prague • Czech Republic
Century Old Town Prague - MGallery by Sofitel
Century Old Town Prague boasts its majestic Neo-Baroque architecture in the very...
This exudes from pedestrianized streets like the one named Celetná, where the Kafka family lived and where there's something bewitching about its opulent facades and street lights from another time. This charm is just as likely to engulf you as you cross over the must-see Charles Bridge. From there you will reach the old city where street vendors stand alongside puppet shows, under the impassive gaze of the Gothic towers and statues from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. There's no better way to enjoy Prague than waiting for night to fall, when the tourists desert the districts of Malá Strana and the Old Town. This is when you discover a romantic, foggy and mysterious Prague. Prague reaches the very heights of elegance when you stand in front of the cathedral of Prague, nestled in the heart of Prague Castle, the seat of power for a millennium. But as fantastic as it can be, like the ceiling in the church of Saint-Nicolas, Prague's history is not just found in its monuments and museums. This is a city that you need to lose yourself in, that you discover by following in the footsteps of the most famous writers and artists to tread its cobblestones: Kafka, of course, but also Goethe and Beethoven, not to mention the symbolic Art Nouveau artist: Alphons Mucha. You discover Prague by immersing yourself in the Czech way of life, with its quaint cafes and authentic pubs and restaurants. Give in to the temptations of the abundant local cuisine, serving up plates of cold meats and goulash, washed down with white wine, and end your visit with the legendary Prague opera. Unmissable.