The bad news about Prague is that your guidebook is probably already out of date, as the city changes so fast that some of its brightest and best attractions have only appeared only within the last couple of years. But the good news is that now you have even more reason to explore it. Below, the Dancing House, designed by Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunic.
In March, a new restaurant, Céleste, opened on the top floor of the Dancing House, with views of the river and Prague Castle. The French chef Gwendal Le Ruyet serves inventive creations like skate in a tangy, light green crab sauce, alongside braised fennel and saffron potatoes.
The spectacular view of the medieval Prague Castle from Céleste.
The soaring stained-glass windows of St. Vitus Cathedral have inspired generations of the faithful and other visitors. For an up-close glimpse of original windows and the master craftsmen who made them, visit Old Town's overlooked Umelecke Sklenarstvi Jiricka-Coufal.
It might not yet rival Venice, but several new museums, galleries and biennales have started to position Prague as a serious forum for modern art. One of the biggest is the Dox Center for Contemporary Art, which opened more than 30,000 square feet of exhibition space last fall.
The Erhartova Cukrarna is a 1937 vintage confectionery renovated with pitch-perfect period décor.
For a full night of rare brews, take the no. 11 tram out to Namesti bratri Synku, where you will find the pub Zly Casy.
The Prvni Pivni Tramway, or the "first beer tram," is a theme pub with three standard beers and one rotating microbrew.
The soaring spires of St. Vitus Cathedral.
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