Prague is one of those cities on most people’s ‘to visit’ list and quite rightly so. The Czech capital is a historical beauty with a lot to offer, see and do. Prague’s charisma is irresistible.
Are you still wondering why you should go to Prague? Here is top ten reason, why I believe Prague is the coolest city to visit.
#1 Prague is in the heart of Europe
Prague dwells in the middle of Europe so it’s very easy to get there from any European corner, Western or Eastern. No matter whether your transport of choice is plane, train, bus or car.
#2 Beer is cheaper than a water
I know it sounds crazy but it is indeed the truth! The price per beer/per liter is actually cheaper than if you buy a water in a restaurant. The whole Czech Republic is famous for its great beer. And even if a beer is not your drink of choice you should definitely try drinking some while visiting Prague.
#3 Lot of outdoor activities
Stromovka, Vitkov, Hvezda and more great parks where you can have a picnic, walk a dog or go running. Moreover, in the summer the city gets populated with a lot of outdoor cinemas, dancing spots, outdoor cafes and beer gardens. Go out and watch your favorite film, dance under the stars or enjoy your drink in a park or by the river Vltava.
#4 People in Prague are sport crazy
A lot of Czech people loves riding a bike or go running. Prague was built on hills which means good exercise for your legs. If you don’t fancy a cardio, take a break and stretch your body at a yoga lesson.
#5 The public transport is modern and cheap
Prague has very modern and cheap public transport that will take you almost anywhere. The metro has three lines that cover most of the central places. There is a great network of bus and tram lanes and a lot of the main roads are in use 24/7. One day adult ticket costs you only 4 EUR (110 CZK). Check your connections and prices here.
#6 The city that never sleeps
There is something to do at any time of a day or night. From cultural activities to public transport, to having something to eat, to shopping. Not like a lot of other European countries, shops in Prague are open on Sundays, and some of them even 24/7.
#7 Prague is very artsy
The city is one of the cultural centers of Europe. There are hundreds of concert halls, galleries, music clubs and galleries in the city. You can do a fun thing every day. Check this page for cultural events.
Most of all I love Franz Kafka, the Prague-born writer. You can visit a gallery dedicated to him. Franz Kafka cafe or you can check this amazingly weird sculpture of his by Czech artist David Cerny.
#8 It has lot of cool hidden gems
You can get easily lost in Prague’s narrow streets or in one of the cool passages connecting the streets. The passages are usually populated with shops, cafes or displayed art pieces. You can also find a little Eiffel Tower in Prague. Just look left from the Prague Castle at Petrin hill and you can see the Petrin Lookout Tower that was built as a loose copy inspired by the Eiffel Tower (at a ratio of 1:5).
#9 It’s the 5th most visited city in Europe
According to Euromonitor research, Prague ranked no.5 amongst the most visited cities in Europe (after London, Paris, Istanbul and Rome). Therefore it means other people think it’s cool too! 🙂
#10 Prague is simply beautiful
If this all wasn’t enough Prague has a rare combination of natural and architectural beauty. It was built on seven hills that rise from the river Vltava basin. Relatively well-preserved architecture did not suffer extensive bombing during WWII such as other cities in Central Europe. In addition to the inner core of the city, there was no extensive re-building. Prague is a mixture of Gothic architecture, some Renaissance palaces, and a lot of baroque churches, palaces, and townhomes from the early seventeenth century.
These are the main reason why I love Prague! Have you ever been there or is the city on your bucket list? Do you have other favourite aspects you love about Prague? Let me know in the comments!