I’ve visited Prague twice: in 1993, just after the Velvet Revolution, as part of my first overseas travels, and ten years later, in 2003. For my return visit, for two months I lived in a rented apartment in Prague District 2. This allowed me to know the area more like a resident, and less like a passing traveler. During that time I concluded that Prague just might be the most beautiful city in the world. These photos are all from my 2003 stay.
Here’s what UNESCO says about Prague:
Built between the 11th and 18th centuries, the Old Town, the Lesser Town and the New Town speak of the great architectural and cultural influence enjoyed by this city since the Middle Ages. The many magnificent monuments, such as Hradcani Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge and numerous churches and palaces, built mostly in the 14th century under the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV.