Prague is an outdoor museum filled with rich artistic heritage, architecture, music and history. Prague’s medieval network of narrow cobblestone streets will transport you to the fairy tale atmosphere of old Europe. Prague was practically prohibited for Western tourist for 50 years. After the Velvet Revolution in 1989, Prague emerged once again as the capital of a sovereign, democratic nation. Today this “City of a Hundred Spires” has regained its full splendour.
Students in Prague have the opportunity to take full advantage of this marvelous city and its many possibilities. Even during a short staty, students will acquire a genuine feeling for this unique European capital, its people, customs, culture, cuisine and history.
Prague’s downtown area is fairly well-known for its maze-like winding streets, old churches and stunning squares. You can find Czech cuisine in most restaurants, but Prague also offers many types of ethnic cuisine, from Italian and French to Thai and even Mexican! If you want to save some money and still enjoy delicious food, just hop on a subway and visit some of the restaurants outside the city center.
The heart of Prague’s historical center is the Old Town Square. It is one of the best places in Prague where you can start your walk around Prague. Don’t forget to climb to the top of the Old Town Hall tower. The view of the square and the city boggles the imagination!