The main sites – Charles Bridge flanked by saintly statues, the castle complex and the wedding cake of St Nicolas Church on Malostranske Namesti – are perennially photogenic and are of course a must for visitors. However, having lived in Prague for the best part of a decade, I’ve used my insider knowledge to uncover some of the city’s lesser-known romantic gems.
For example, I strongly recommend that modern couples in search of romance should get beyond the Old Town and try hanging out in Parisian-style Vinohrady or the newly cool Karlin. Whether you’re ready to splurge or carefully counting the koruna, the Bohemian capital has plenty of options for a fantastic short break.
With its pretty neo-classical apartment buildings and many hip haunts, it’s hard to believe that Karlin had something of a rough reputation a decade or two ago. In recent years, this up-and-coming Prague neighbourhood has been praised by both the New York Times and Time Out and as its only a short tram ride to the centre, it seems an obvious base for a romantic weekend for couples who like to be ahead of the curve.