Situated at the centre of Europe, Prague lies on the banks of the River Vltava. The city is a maze of cobbled lanes and hidden courtyards. It’s a paradise for the backpacker and city wanderer. Just a few blocks away from the Old Town Square you can stumble across ancient chapels, unexpected gardens, cute cafes and old-fashioned bars with hardly a tourist in sight.
One of the great joys of the city is its potential to find something new around every corner. It was never ruined by war, and the city’s long history is ingrained in the local culture here. It’s actually been Bohemia’s Castle District Capital for hundreds of years.
One of the best things to see is St. Vitus Cathedral, which peers over the city on top of a hill inside Prague Castle. Other Gothic churches line Prague’s streets and you can watch the show played by the medieval Astronomical Clock, every hour. You can reach there by crossing over Charles Bridge. Completed in 1402, the bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints, and it also has great views over the city.