One of Europe’s most popular destinations, once you see Prague for the first time, you understand why so many have fallen in love with it. Pastel colors and cobblestones are your view in pretty much every direction, and the city’s timeless bohemian architecture has escaped the ravages of war. Start in the Castle district, the highest point of the city where you find the castle complex – not just a castle but churches and gardens as well – then head down the hill to stroll across one of the world’s most photographed bridges, Charles Bridge, which takes you into the old town. Many beer pubs and basement restaurants are in this area, so if you aren’t familiar with the Czech’s hardy cuisine, now is the time to try. There are several large squares popular with photographers, such as the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square. Another district that is a must is Josefov, the old Jewish quarter that has a beautiful cemetery and several historically significant synagogues which are still in use.