Time Out magazine has named Prague the seventh-best city in the world. The ranking is based on a range of aspects, such as food, culture, and nightlife. The Czech capital also earned its place in the top ten thanks to its abundance of green spaces and good walkability. The number one city in the ranking is San Francisco, California.
“The lockdowns hit Prague suddenly and hard – but its beauty remained intact,” says Time Out magazine. On the other hand, it adds that locals could enjoy the metropolis in a way they had never dreamed of before – they could walk on the almost empty Charles Bridge or Old Town Square. ” The Czech capital is incredibly accessible on foot, with up to 89 percent of people saying it is easy to get around without a car,” the magazine added.
Time Out highlighted the city’s vast green spaces, specifically Prague 6, where residents can play sports, read, have picnics, or go sledding year-round as assets. The picturesque architecture of the town also plays a significant role.
Earlier this year, Time Out named Prague’s Křižíkova Street the eleventh most trendy street globally.
The rankings in Time Out magazine’s World’s Best Cities Index 2021 are based this year on a survey of 27,000 participants from around the world and contributors and editors of the periodical itself. “Cities were ranked for food, drink, culture, nightlife, but this time with a greater emphasis on community spirit and various environmental initiatives,” the magazine commented on the rankings.