As the epicentre of Bohemia, Prague has been a magnet for artists, rebels, and intellectuals for centuries.
The city’s position on the river Vltava in the Czech Republic places it at the geographical centre of Europe, making it a natural crossroads for scores of cultures from the east and the west.
And the glittering intellectual and rebel tradition of Prague, which made it a favourite of artists, writers and musicians from Mozart to Kafka, can still be felt today, seemingly written into the dna of the city. The Czech capital’s counter-cultural heritage dates back to the 15th century when dissenting ideas helped spark the Reformation. Its continued ability to remain a byword for bohemian cool in the 21st century has made it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
From its exhilarating blend of architecture, classic gothic spires nestling alongside brutal cubist facades, to its smoky jazz haunts, kooky cocktail bars and scores of opera, ballet and drama theatres Prague has a sense of artistic style matched by few other cities. And those of us who live here know how to get the best of out of it for the least amount of cash — so just ask anyone.