Top 10 Attractions to Discover on a Self-Catering Break

Prague is a majestic city and one of Europe’s finest. With a wealth of historical architecture, palaces and narrow winding streets, you can feel as if you have stepped back in time on a visit to this splendid city.

The old town of Prague is mostly where the historical gems are to be found and is located by the Vltava River. Nearby is the medieval castle quarter and the little quarter.

The Stare Mesto or Old Town Square is  beautiful place with two Gothic churches: Tyn Church and the Church of St Nicholas, along with the Old Town Hall Clock Tower where you can climb up to enjoy fabulous views down below.

Prague boasts a number of museums and historical buildings but for many the city is best experienced from the cafes or on a relaxing boat trip where you can sit back and take in the sights.

Museums in the city include the National Museum, Charles Bridge Museum, Mucha Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Museum of Czech Cubism, Prague City Museum and the Museum of Communism. Prague also has a National Gallery.

Prague Castle stands high over the city and is the largest castle complex in Europe and the world. This castle also houses the Bohemian crown jewels. Guided tours can be taken nd the changing of the guard takes place every hour.

The castle houses numerous Palaces, one of which, the Lobkowicz Palace has become a private museum which includes Canaletto paintings plus original sheet music from Beethoven, Mozart and Hadyn.

Another fascinating part of Prague is Malastrana where you will find a good number of  buildings which date back to the 17th and 18th centuries.
This area has Wallenstein Palace, built in 1630, Wallenstein Gardens and the Franz Kafka Museum. Also here is Charles Bridge which was originally constructed in 1357.

For something a little different why not take a trip on the Funicular Railway.

Take this cable car up to the beautiful Rose Gardens on Petrin Hill. Climb up to the Petrin lookout Tower which was built in 1891 and offers fantastic views of the city of Prague.