Capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague [ Praha ] is one of the nine cities awarded by the European Community the title of European City of Culture for the year 2000.
Since the introduction of the Czech Republic into the EU, Prague is changing at break-neck pace, with new technology, cool restaurants, slick bars and large shopping malls, but the city is still governed by communist-style bureaucracy - which may or may not be why it retains its charm.
They don't call Prague “the golden city of one hundred spires” for nothing. Prague is an open-air museum with Romanesque to postmodern architecture cleverly mixing together. From the imposing Prague Castle, winding streets and colonnades of Mala Strana [ ‘Little Quarter’], baroque palaces, Renaissance townhouses that hide Gothic interiors to Stare Mesto [Old Town], Prague has it all.
We think that Autumn is certainly the best season to see this beautiful town and if you really go there when the trees start shedding their leaves you may just agree with us.