The beautiful city with some of Europe's cheapest beer prices just a short flight from Stansted Airport

Prague wants to ban fancy dress in a blow to British stag dos and hen parties who head to the European Union holiday hotspot.
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A beautiful European city offering an escape from modern society also has some of the continent's cheapest pints of beer and is just a short flight away from Essex. Prague in the Czech Republic is an often under-valued holiday destination despite plenty of positives making it an attractive proposition.

The Czech capital is packed with interesting attractions to differentiate itself from its European counterparts. There are Gothic cathedrals and Baroque palaces in addition to more than 200 gardens to explore across the city and plenty of selfie hotspots in Prague.

Travel booking website OMIO has researched to find the European capitals serving up the cheapest pints and Prague came in at number 10. A pint of beer there would cost just £1.86 - a fraction of the price punters might pay in Essex.

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It's an affordable place to visit with an Airbnb costing between £51 and £79 in Prague whilst more expensive options are also available. There are more than 1,000 listings for Prague accommodation on the holiday rentals site.

Wannabe visitors to Prague can fly to the Czech capital from Stansted Airport on Ryanair flights that can be as cheap as £21.99 for a one-way flight next month. A return journey for one adult, departing on June 12 and returning on June 18, would cost just £45.81 in total.

Prague's tourist hotspots can be as busy as other European destinations such as Rome or Venice, according to The Times. They recommend visitors instead tread a different path by walking in the opposite direction to tourists in order to enjoy Prague from a quieter perspective.

The city is a maze of cobbled streets, winding paths and historic buildings perfect for explorers. Most of the main attractions are in the Old Town where an astronomical clock the oldest of its kind is still in operation, as well as the Gothic Church of Our Lady Before Tyn.

Comfort food and the Czech Republic go together hand in hand. Local dishes involve meat, usually pork or beef, with plenty of carby sides like potatoes or dumplings. Prague has a huge culinary scene and their food festivals well attended.

If you're wanting a quick bite whilst dashing between attractions then a classic Czech hotdog is a must-try. It's made by hollowing out a roll, drizzling in some ketchup and mustard, and sliding the sausage in at the end.

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