uo;re ready to explore on your own head to Prague’s Old Town; with its cobblestone streets and gothic buildings, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped back in time.

Attractions

Your stay in this beautiful city will always involve a bit of history and culture, and one of the most cultural things to do in Prague is head for the castle. This sprawling complex can easily take half a day to explore and is also home to several of the Czech National Gallery’s displays. Visit St Vitus Cathedral then take some time out to explore the traditional bars and restaurants of the Lesser Town surrounding the castle. A sunny stroll across the 14th century Charles Bridge, takes you from the Old Town to the New Town. Here you can head for the National Museum on Wenceslas Square, with its history and natural history exhibits. s

Places to visit

Prague is a very walkable city, so take the time to explore on foot and you’ll discover Prague attractions, like the Church of Our Lady before Týn, the Astronomical Clock and the 10th century Old Town Square. It’s also worth seeing if there are any classical concerts on at the Rudolfinum Concert Hall while you’re here. After dark, the Old Town is a hive of activity, with lively nightlife and late-opening bars and restaurants.

There’s plenty of western-style fast food on offer in Wenceslas Square and the Old Town Square, but if you’re after authentic Czech food, head for one of the restaurants offering a discounted weekday lunch menu. These generally serve authentic local cuisine, so expect schnitzel and potato salad, goulash and fried cheese to be on the menu.

Prague attractions

Cater for all tastes, whether you’re enjoying a weekend away with friends, a romantic break for two or a holiday with the family.

6 Things to do in Prague