Looking for a new holiday destination? Take the opportunity to discover exciting European cities with an abundance of historic sights and stylish landmarks. Make sure to book your ticket with flydubai to one or more of these four fascinating European destinations.
Prague, The Czech Republic
The Czech Republic's capital city, Prague, has a natural beauty that extends back more than a millennium in history, and it’s one of Europe’s best-preserved cities.
A must do in Prague is to visit Prague Castle which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has fantastic panoramic views of the city. Within Prague Castle is St. Vitus Cathedral, the construction of which has been enhanced progressively between the 14th and 20th centuries. Other popular historical attractions in Prague include the Astronomical Clock and the Charles Bridge.
Prague has many museums and galleries to choose from. The National Technical Museum features exhibits on architecture, photography, airplanes, cars and other industrial wonders. If you prefer viewing and learning about Renaissance-era pieces, the glasswork, tapestries, ceramics, jewellery and other artefacts in the Museum of Decorative Arts are certain to fascinate. For additional culture, walk through the vast Wallenstein Garden or experience Czech drama, opera and ballet performances at the National Theatre.
You will not want to conclude your trip to Prague without tasting local food and shopping for distinctive items. Alcron, the Michelin star restaurant in the Radisson Blu, is a wonderful venue for ordering Eastern European fare with innovative touches. If you prefer to spend the day shopping, make sure you visit Pařížská Street, which has luxury fashion brands including Dior, Gucci, HUGO BOSS, Jimmy Choo and Salvatore Ferragamo.
Bratislava is the capital and largest city in Slovakia and travelers here can explore some fascinating historical locations, great culture and excellent food.
Bratislava Castle, although recently renovated, retains its impressive architecture and breathtaking views that have enthralled visitors for thousands of years. Apponyi Palace, restored in 1761, features a wine-making museum and furnished antique rooms. Another ancient Bratislava building, St. Martin's Cathedral, has seen 11 monarchs crowned since the 14th century.
Bratislava is a worthy destination for both activity and cultural travellers. Bratislava Forest Park has a hilly terrain on which you can walk, hike or take a cable car ride. If you enjoy art, you can view some eclectic regional works at the Slovak National Gallery. Take in an opera, ballet or drama performance by the Slovak National Theatre, a company that specializes in national and international pieces.
While in Bratislava, you will also want to spend time sampling local cuisine. Stop by Cafe Verne in order to try a delicious Slovak meal, or Shtoor, a chain cafe, serves up coffee, cake and lunches for your enjoyment.
For more information make sure you read our Bratislava Destination Guide.
The history of Sofia dates back more than 2,000 years so it wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that Bulgaria's capital city has plenty to offer in terms of attractions. To get a feel for the historical background of Sofia, view a number of ancient artefacts at the Archaeological Museum, tour the Royal Palace or marvel at the architecture of the Sveta Sofia Church, which houses a museum and various tombs. Explore literary history by visiting the Ivan Vazov House-Museum, where the famous Bulgarian author of the same name once resided.
Relax during your Sofia vacation with a trip to Borisova Gradina, a large park brimming with flowers, cafes and statues. Within the park, you can sometimes take in a live soccer match at the Vasil Levski Stadium. For cultural fun, the National Polytechnic Museum showcases exhibits of cameras, radios and other gadgets through the ages. The National Palace of Culture also hosts concerts, exhibitions, shows and film festivals.
Go shopping in Sofia at the Tsum Retail Centre, a multi-level mall offering household items, jewellery, clothes and other goods. If you wish to purchase special Bulgarian souvenirs, drop by the Centre of Folk Arts & Crafts, where you can find books, musical recordings, pottery, rugs, carvings and more. Traditional Eastern European dishes, which include rabbit, pork, vegetables and fish, can be sampled at establishments such as the Manastirska Magernitza tavern and Chevermeto.