Prague is a compact city. You will never need a taxi or public transport. Most sights in the historic center are within walking distance of each other. Prague must be enjoyed by looking both up and down. Gothic, Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture tower overhead, while beneath your feet the pavements dazzle with mosaic inlays. Just before the clock strikes the hour, you hurry to Old Town Square and watch the spectacle of the Astronomical Clock. Amble across Charles Bridge and mix with a sea of tourists, buskers, hawkers and the occasional Czech who actually uses the bridge to cross the river.
From here, walk up Nerudova Street past Baroque townhouses identifying themselves with painted signs instead of house numbers: the Three Violins once home to a family of violin makers. Take the tour of Prague Castle and watch the changing of the guards at noon. They no longer wear drab uniforms from communist days. Vaclav Havel, the first president of the Czech Republic, commissioned costume designer Theodor Pistek to design new uniforms.
The Dancing House, an extraordinary example of modern architecture, consists of two towers vaguely reminiscent of ballroom dancers. Book a table in chic and expensive restaurant Celeste on the top floor for sweeping views of Prague Castle. A more moderate place to enjoy the view is in the summer beer garden in Letna, one of the many parks in Prague.
Prague has so much to offer that it is difficult to know where to start. Here is a list of 10 Best sightseeing.
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