Prague, which has many aliases including the ‘Golden City’, is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is situated on the Vltava River in central Bohemia and bordered by the European countries of Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria.
During the daytime Prague’s heritage shines through as it displays some beautifully historic architecture which leads to one of its other names ‘City of 100 Spires’. There is a bounty of sights to see especially now its centre is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit the majestic, fairytale Prague Castle which is one of the biggest in the world with St Vitus Cathedral, Basilica of St. George, a monastery, museums and the Bohemian Crown Jewels housed within its walls or the Staromestske Namesti (the Old Town Square) with its ancient buildings and churches designed in Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic styles, including the Old Town Hall Tower and Astronomical Clock. There is also the famous 14th century Charles Bridge that crosses the Vltava River, the popular Wenceslas Square, the historic quarter of Malá Strana (Lesser Town) and Loreta.
At night Prague comes alive to take you right back to the modern face of the Czech Republic. This Alpha World City presents a diversity of entertainment that will encompass any taste. Listen carefully and music of different kinds can be heard all day long in Prague, running into the evening’s colourful live entertainment. Live music can be found in the lively Retro in Vinohrady that provides anything from rock to drum and bass; the nostalgic Roxy in the Old Town may have changed over the years but the caliber of acts hasn’t as it still attracts big names, the Akropolis is a popular concert venue, known for its acoustics, boasting live music on a regular basis and the ornately decorated ballroom, Lucerna’s Great Hall, still hosts elegant events. Other live venues include Lucerna Music Bar, Bombay Cocktail & Music Bar and the Rock Café plus Prague’s restaurants not only offer a diversity of international and regional cuisine in unique locations but they also present an array of musical tastes and live bands.
For watching the sunset over a local glass of Pils, the pubs range from stylish bars to authentic log fire inns, serving a choice of international liquor and local brews, including the extra strength Absinthe. However, if you’d rather dance the night away then this cosmopolitan city provides a variety of discos, nightclubs and late bars guaranteed to encourage the throwing of some serious shapes. Among the top rated are Karlovy Lazne in the Old Town close to Charles Bridge, which oozes cool and is the largest club of its type in Central Europe, the Lavka Bar & Club in the Old Town for all round entertainment, and the Duplex Club & Café in Wenceslas Square, which transforms from café by day into hot spot at night.
If you prefer a more cultured nod to the classics, then you can find the artistic expression of world-class productions of ballet, opera, drama and classical concerts at one of the Prague Opera Houses like the National Theatre or at the many concert halls and churches around the city. You can get to Prague at an amazing holiday offers with Thomas Cook voucher codes.