Prague voted the most beautiful city in the world

After 18 months indoors, your urge to travel may be at an all-time high – and it sure doesn’t help that TikTok and Instagram are full of the most beautiful places in the world, making us all desperate for a getaway. in the city.

If beauty is one of your reasons for planning a getaway, Prague should be at the top of your list. We asked 27,000 city dwellers around the world to choose the best qualities in their city, and the capital of the Czech Republic came out on top for beauty, with 83% of the voters we polled in Prague praising its looks.

Whether it’s crossing Charles Bridge or gazing at the Astronomical Clock, a day in Prague has to involve magnificent architecture.

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But it’s not just about buildings: head to Letná Park for stunning hilltop views, or stroll along the banks of the Vltava for something more peaceful. It’s clear why the city also came second in the Time Out index for relaxation: having a coffee and soaking up the atmosphere here is second nature.

There is beauty in the most unexpected places. The recently discovered Speculum Alchemiae – a fully intact 16th-century alchemical laboratory – is a labyrinthine ode to magic in the heart of the city. It’s mysterious and dazzling, so it’s no wonder the locals are in love.

Curious about how Prague compares to other major metropolises? Consult the Time Out ranking of the best cities in the world.

Now find out why Chicago was voted second for beauty in this year’s Time Out Index.

The plus: these are the 10 best cities in the world for nightlife.

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