Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is famous for its beautifully-preserved historic architecture and friendly party atmosphere.
You can’t get flights to Prague without visiting the Charles Bridge, a lavish and wide old bridge covered in statues of monarchs and saints. On the west side of the Vltava river, take a left off the bridge to check out the John Lennon Wall, where graffiti artists have been commemorating the musician with new decorations every week for the past 30 years. Then head up to Prague Castle, the biggest castle in the world, and see views all over the city and the magnificent St Vitus Cathedral.
The Old Town is home to the Prague Astronomical Clock, a marvel of ingenuity that still works after 600 years. If you’re looking for fine dining, there are Michelin-starred restaurants in the area, such as La Degustation. Situated on the edge of the Old Town, the Mochova Museum is dedicated to the Art Nouveau pioneer Alfons Mucha, who was a big influence on the art and architecture you see walking around Prague.
Prague’s nightlife caters for everybody - from sophisticated jazz bars floating on the river docks, to Karlovy Lazne, the five-storey nightclub. The Czech Beer Festival makes cheap flights to Prague during May particularly appealing. If you need something quieter and away from the tourists, it’s worth checking out the area around the Žižkov Television Tower. It’s where the locals prefer to go out and features relaxed bars and charming restaurants serving Czech dishes.