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.