Exploring Europe’s cultural capitals
Architecture in Prague
The Czech capital’s historic centre is UNESCO-listed, and it’s easy to see why. Stroll across the fairy-tale Charles Bridge, which connects Prague Castle with the Old Town – ideally before breakfast, to swerve the crowds and get the best photos.
There’s more to this city than its medieval centre, though, and a tour of Prague’s more modern additions is a must for design buffs. Visit the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, audaciously topped by an airship, or admire the Dancing House (AKA ‘Fred and Ginger’), co-designed by Frank Gehry. Mandarin Oriental, Prague, meanwhile, has a rich history of its own, set in 14th-century monastery in the historic Malá Strana district.