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Prague, a fairytale city where you can walk around in

In the list of most visited cities in Europe, Prague is in 5th place after London, Paris, Istanbul and Rome. Prague is not only the most important city in Central Europe, it is also a fairytale where you can walk around in.
The city on the Vltava is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe … it is a large open-air museum.
The old city centre is full of Baroque buildings and Art Nouveau houses. There are so many old buildings together that the whole district is on the world heritage list of UNESCO. The city has kept its historical character so strong that in 1984 a lot of shots for the film Amadeus could be done on the streets in Prague.
For architecture lovers, this city also offers a huge selection of Gothic, Renaissance and Modernism buildings.
Many old buildings have been restored in all their glory. However, Prague is not a museum city: it is above all a lively, cozy city with an incredible romantic flair.

hotel 1898 The Post

1898 The Post, an enchanting and magical place

I simply love staying in a hotel that is housed in an old historic building and breaths the atmosphere of days gone by. I prefer the words “restored” and “renovated” in press releases announcing new openings rather than “brand new” and “contemporary”.
Just call me “old school” when it comes to staying in hotels.

I mention this with a purpose, last summer a new boutique hotel opened in Ghent.
1898 The Post, near the Graslei and Korenmarkt. The neogotic building dates back to 1898 and was built as the post offices of Ghent, hence the name of the hotel.