Prague Castle with the Loretta monastery, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the famous Astronomical Clock, Prague‘s Municipal House, the Infant Jesus of Prague Church, the House of the Black Madonna and the Dancing House are just a  few of the finest Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau, Cubist and Modern jewels of European architecture that attract millions of tourists to visit Prague every year, making it one of the most popular touristic destination in the world.

Compared to other Western European cities, the cost of living in Prague is still considered to be very decent, especially for students, who can take advantage of many student reductions. Despite being a  favorite tourist destination, Prague is also a  good place to live. Prague ranks 69th in the Mercer Survey, which is the highest ranking among the eastern European cities in Quality of Living Worldwide (e.g. Rome ranks 52nd , Madrid 49th ). As for personal safety, the Czech Republic ranks 6th in the 2016 Global Peace Index.

Public transport

Public transport is inexpensive, comfortable and quick. The Prague public transport infrastructure consists of three metro lines, trams, buses, suburban trains, the funicular to Petřín Hill and six ferries crossing the Vltava River.

There is an integrated ticket system for all services. A Lítačka travel pass is a  lot cheaper than buying individual tickets if you travel even once a day by public transport. You can buy a transport pass for one month, three months or the whole year. To get a student discount for the pass, you will need a student ID. To find connections check:

Entertainment, Sports and Eating out

If you fancy rock or alternative music, jazz or classical music, Prague is the right place. Prague‘s live music scene picks up big names. Club Strahov 007, a  student favorite in the middle of a  university dorm block, Meet Factory, Palace Akropolis, Roxy, Lucerna, SaSaZu are just a few of many music clubs. Among many museums and galleries.

For swimming, check out the Podolí complex, where there are a  50-meter indoor pool and 2 outdoor pools. One of these is a  heated 25-meter pool where you can swim even when it is snowing. Tennis in the beautiful surroundings of Vyšehrad Park is excellent. Stromovka is the largest park in the city and is recommended for jogging or cycling. Letná is a  flat open space suitable for jogging, Frisbee or roller-skating. Prague hosts a number of annual street races for top athletes and for recreational participants.

Prague is a dining destination. Czech traditional cuisine is becoming more and more popular. Prague is famous for its opulent 19th-century coffee houses, such as Café Louvre, Slávia, Café Imperial and Café Savoy. In the past, these were the favorite meeting points for Prague-based artists. Nowadays they are irresistible tourist attractions. Food courts can be found in shopping centers like Palladium, Andel or Myslbek. In the suburbs and away from the tourist routes, eating out is inexpensive compared to most Western European cities.

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