10 interesting facts about Prague that you may not have known

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Prague - Gunpowder Tower
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Prague it's a beautiful city with a compact and well-preserved historic center and, as a bonus, a visit to Prague won't break the bank. This is common knowledge. So what else is there? Is there something new for you? Come visit us and enjoy 3 days in Prague and find out for yourself!

1) Prague is home to the largest number of public gardens in the world

Specifically, the largest number of square meters of public gardens per person. In particular, the gardens in the city center, open to visitors, are wonderful and show a mythical atmosphere with hidden corners that delight visitors at any time of the year. These gardens include those under Prague Castle, Waldstein Garden, Strahov Garden, Franciscan Garden, and Kinsky Garden, just to name a few.

2) We have the largest jellyfish tank in Europe

On the roof of the Arkády Pankrác shopping mall, the World of Jellyfish was recently opened, making it one of the three largest jellyfish exhibits in the world and the largest in Europe. You can see 10,000 of these incredible creatures here, including the most poisonous jellyfish in the world.

3) Prague has a very low crime rate

Of course, there is some crime in the Czech Republic and, by extension, also in Prague. But in Prague, the crime rate is at a very low level and is actually going down. The Czech Republic is the 50th safest country in the world and Prague is among the XNUMX safest cities in the world. Pickpockets are the biggest problem, but all it takes is a little caution and you'll be fine.

4) 11th most photographed city in the world

The picturesque panoramas of Prague keep photographers busy, day and night, making Prague the 2013th most photographed city in the world according to the XNUMX Google ranking.

5) “The city of a hundred towers”, rather “the city of a thousand towers”

In the 103th century, the writer Josef Hormayer was the first to coin Prague as “the city of a hundred towers”. Subsequently, Bernardo Bolzano tried to count all the towers and obtained a total of 500, not counting the water towers and the many small towers found in many houses in the city. Today realistic guesses state that there are more than 1000, and many others have counted as many as XNUMX or more towers, depending on your exact definition of 'spire' or 'rook'.

6) Two of Prague's towers are slightly tilted

One of Prague's leaning towers is the Church of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary and the other is the Šítkov Water Tower.

7) Prague Castle is in the Guinness Book of World Records

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Prague Castle is the largest historic castle in the world (while the largest occupied castle is the English Windsor Castle). The grounds of Prague Castle are 570 meters long, 128 meters wide and buildings of almost every architectural style can be found here.

8) The hotels and restaurants in Prague are world class

For example, you can enjoy a meal at one of Prague's Michelin-starred restaurants, such as La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise and Field. If you don't feel like spending so much money, but still feel like eating delicious cuisine, we will be glad to recommend you the Danielas restaurant by Barock, which is among some of the best restaurants in Prague 1. The Danielas by Barock restaurant is located next to the Hotel Rott, which is also ranked among best hotels in prague 1, and is also highly recommended.

9) The cells of the Prague dungeons surrounded by glass

On both sides of the Vltava River, you'll find 20 “cells,” or historic cargo and lumber warehouses. They have since been rebuilt and several cells have been fitted with unique rotating circular windows in this way.

10) Prague is home to the fifth best public transport system in the world

You will have no problem using public transport in Prague. only Zurich, Paris, Soul and Hong Kong have better systems. The extensive network of urban and suburban buses, trains, three metro lines will take you anywhere you intend to go. The lines run frequently, are very secure (just be on the lookout for pickpockets), and are mutually supportive in terms of connections. In addition, there are special lines that can be found in most of the city that operate at night.

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