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Cheap and offbeat Prague

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is the country’s political and cultural center, with a compact historic center so jam-packed with preserved, centuries-old significant architectural sites and monuments that in 1992 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll want to visit the historic sights for sure, but leave time to sample the world-famous beer and visit traditional and offbeat attractions ranging from the world’s largest castle complex to a wall where people still gather to remember slain Beatle John Lennon.

Harriet Baskas writes 's popular weekly column, The Well-Mannered Traveler. She is the author of the , and a columnist for You can follow her on .