|Prague makes an easy choice for romantic travelers with its historic buildings, arched bridges, and walkable, Old World atmosphere. Prague draws an increasing number of travelers who come for its mix of history and hipness. |
The city still offers lower prices than those found in many other European destinations. And it, along with the ease of travel found in Western Europe combined with the edginess of Eastern Europe, makes this a top destination for romantic travelers.
Its allure as a destination and the lower prices has helped tourism grow. With its 1.2 million populations, Prague was first a curiosity for travelers with the opening of the city in 1994. Nowadays the city lures lovers with a mix of architectural styles, a medley of cuisines, and a smorgasbord of cultures.
Almost all the tourism action takes place in the center of town called Praha 1, that encompasses Mala Strana (Lesser Town), Staré Mesto (Old Town), Hradcany Hill, Josefov (the Jewish quarter), Nove Mesto (New Town), and Wenceslas Square.
It is walkable district, ideal for lovers, spans both sides of the Vltava River and is home to the lion’s share of the city’s attractions.
The Charles Bridge connects Staré Mesto (Old Town) with Little Quarter (Mala Straana), home of Prague Castle and it is a magnet for lovers both night and day. It is a pedestrian-only bridge, lined with statues as well as street vendors selling everything from inexpensive jewelry to caricatures.
Here you'll also find cruises along the Vltava River, a quite inexpensive way to take a relaxing tour and get a good view of the bridges.
The Prague Castle, the seat of Czech government for over a millennium has many buildings open to the public; you'll need to buy an admission ticket to visit many. There are no fairytale spires in this castle; it is a low-lying collection of historic buildings. And you'll have your choice of three routes depending on your budget and time allowance.