TripAdvisor names Prague seventh best destination

Prague is already considered a great city for expatriates and international students studying abroad. Now, it's getting more recognition for tourism. This year, it climbed TripAdvisor’s list of best destinations by two spots compared to 2017, beating New York, Istanbul, and Marrakech.

Although many of the Prague's famous sites are under reconstruction, we couldn’t help but agree with their selection. Prague is an amazing capital with amazing culture, and a perfect location if you want to travel to many of the top European destinations during your study abroad semester.

Here are TripAdvisor's reasons why Prague is a great place, and should be considered when looking at your study abroad options. Prague Castle, perched on a hilltop overlooking the city, is a major point of interest. The UNESCO monument is a symbol of the Czech State, and was built in the late 800s. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it is the largest ancient castle complex in the world.

Old Town Square provides a beautiful center point for the entire city. Located near the Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square, this amazing square is lined with baroque buildings and features several great sights, like the Church of Our Lady before Tyn. The Astronomical Clock, Old Town Hall, and a statue of the religious reformer Jan Hus are also here.

Prague TV reported that the city's elevated status came as no surprise to City Councilor Jan Wolf who credits the increase of non-European visitors from Asia and the United States as part of the reason. “When I became city counselor for culture, monument care and tourism in November 2014, there was a clear goal in front of me: Get the most out of the enormous Prague architectural and historical heritage, with special emphasis on protecting it,” Wolf said on the City Hall website.

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