Posted on September 25th, 2013
To admire Prague’s architecture, you only have to look up. The city avoided large-scale devastation during World War II so most of the mediaeval centre and surrounding art-deco buildings survived. Prague offers a surprising mix of Romanesque, gothic, renaissance, baroque, neoclassical, art nouveau and functionalist design not found elsewhere, yet it all works together rather well. The city’s mediaeval heart contains many gothic and baroque buildings, while beautiful early 19thC Art Nouveau masterpieces surround the old centre. Head further out and the functionalist, brutalist style of the communist era is a frequent sight.