1. For Couples
A thousand years of history etched into baroque and cubist buildings. Quaint, little burgher houses. Couples strolling through cobbled streets and rows of cherry trees in the Petrín Hill gardens. Majestic swans drifting under the Legionnaire’s Bridge. You don’t have to wander far from the elegance of your boutique hotel in Prague to imagine you’re in a romantic, art-house style film.
After all, the Golden City is where the word Bohemian came from. Linger over lunch at the Municipal House, surrounded by Slavic murals and art-nouveau splendour. Then round off the evening with a classical performance of Dvořák in the magnificent Smetana Hall. For mellow, toe-tapping tunes, stroll down to Cechuv bridge for a cruise aboard the Jazz Boat.
Is ferreting through ‘junk’ your idea of heaven? From Communist books, creepy marionettes and garnet jewellery to Bohemian maps, rare lithographs and vintage film magazines, all kinds of weird and wonderful bargains hide in small shops and antikvariát.
A romantic touch…
Prague’s oldest cinema in the Lucerna arcade is a cosy snug for watching a movie. Then if chocolate is your food of love, pop into the Cukràrna Saint Tropez cake shop. And if you’re here during winter, warm up at the Christmas market stands with some svařák mulled wine and traditional Trdlo spit cake – a caramalised cinnamon pastry baked on a wooden spit that’s much more delicious than it sounds!