I didn’t have a specific reason to study abroad in Prague. I wasn’t studying Czech literature or language, and I didn’t have any ancestral connection to the city. One thing made me pack my bags and move to the Czech Republic: pictures of Prague, which revealed the most beautiful place I’d ever seen.
Prague is inarguably one of the most picturesque and best-preserved cities in Europe. Founded in the late 9th century, it still has medieval lanes and architecture, along with a mix of art and architecture that span the centuries.
As I suspected, Prague turned out to be a place of pure aesthetic bliss. During my four months there, my understanding deepened as I encountered darker parts of Prague's history, from the old Jewish ghetto to scars of the Holocaust and the Communist occupation from 1948 to 1989.
Prague is a complex place, and there’s a ton to see, do, and learn within its maze of cobblestoned streets. This guide will tell you the top 15 things to do and see when you visit Prague to get a full sense of the Czech capital in its past and present.