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The Cheapest Tourist Metropolis in Europe? Yes, That Is Prague

Do you find Prague extremely overpriced? That is not the case. Prague is still one of the cheapest European metropolises in the tourist charts.

When a Czech person goes for a walk around the Charles Bridge or the Old Town Square, he usually rolls his eyes at the prices, which are dozens of percent higher than at other places. But from the point of view of the tourists who visit Prague, it is a very affordable and convenient capital city.


Cheap culture

The newest chart published in August lists Prague as the cheapest place to visit for tourists who want to travel to one of Europe’s metropolises for the cultural experience.

Sixteen cities were rated based on the prices and the average fees for six cultural activities – museums, galleries, monuments, dance shows, opera, and classical music concerts.

While in Prague, which was rated the cheapest, you’ll pay less than 94 pounds for the six cultural experiences (approx. 2,650 CZK), in Barcelona, the most expensive city of the bunch, it will cost you 313 pounds (approx. 8,760 CZK) on average. Moreover, prices of cultural events in Prague keep falling. The average prices have dropped 26% since last year.

The second cheapest city on the cultural chart is Warsaw (on average, the six-cultural experience are one pound more expensive than in Prague). Budapest took the third place (113 pounds). Conversely, the second most expensive city as far as culture goes is Madrid (a cultural weekend will cost you about 300 pounds on average), followed by Paris (287 pounds) and London (282 pounds).


Vacation and weekend accommodation

Czech prices also came up positive in a chart mapping holiday accommodation prices in European countries. The Czech Republic placed second cheapest right after Bulgaria, where in-season accommodation costs about 50 pounds (approx. 1,400 CZK). In the Czech Republic, it is 71 pounds on average (approx. 2,000 CZK). At about 153 pounds (approx. 4,300 CZK), the most expensive holiday accommodation is in Switzerland.

Prague is a great destination for American tourists as well. It was recommended as the cheapest European metropolis on Time.com. The costs for a weekend for two in Prague was calculated by the editors to be 3,168 dollars (approx. 70,000 CZK); including round-trip plane tickets. Prices of plane tickets from the USA to Prague dropped by 7% last year. According to the chart, Prague also has 17% cheaper accommodation compared to other European metropolises.


Traveler appreciation

Wide interest in accommodation in Prague can be seen on Airbnb.com. By the number of reservations for the summer on the popular tourist website, Prague placed on the ninth place. There was twice as much interest in Prague accommodation as the year before. According to Airbnb, the summer season of 2017 will be the busies one yet.

On TripAdvisor.com, Prague got into the TOP 10 best destination of the year chart. The first place on the prestigious survey was taken by Bali, London placed second, and Paris third. Prague came ninth.

Popular tourist spots are doing great as well. The Prague ZOO placed fifth in the Best ZOO chart. The Prague Signal festival made it on various lists of prestigious events from all around the world, for example on Flightnetwork.com, the Singaporean magazine The Straits Times or the travel website Orbitz.com. It is also worth mentioning that CNN ranked Prague markets as one of the most beautiful in the world.

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