“Lockdowny struck Prague suddenly and loudly – but fortunately its beauty remained intact,” describes Time Out magazine. He adds that the locals, on the other hand, could enjoy the metropolis like they had never dreamed of – they could walk along the almost empty Charles Bridge or the Old Town Square. “The Czech capital is incredibly within walking distance, as 89% of people say it is easy to get around without a car,” the magazine added.
Highlight the large green areas, namely Prague 6, where residents can play sports, read, picnic or sled all year round. The picturesque architecture of the city also plays an important role.
This year, Time Out declared Prague Křižíkova the eleventh most modern street in the world.
San Francisco deviates
The first place in the ranking, which consists of a total of 37 world capitals, was occupied by the American San Francisco. In this, Time Out estimates that it never merged and always deviated from the crowd. The magazine also highlights the local community or a series of so-called parquets – widening sidewalks, often various green areas with benches and the like.
Second place went to Amsterdam, which is famous for its wild drunkenness, but it is also one of the greenest cities in the ecological sense. The locals praise the modern environment and sustainability.
San Francisco became the best metropolis in the world for 2021.
The third is the British Manchester, the fourth is Copenhagen, the fifth is New York. The top ten is closed by Montreal, Prague, Tel Aviv, Porto and Tokyo. London also ranks 13th, Mexico City 19th, Dubai 28th, Moscow 34th and Bangkok 37th final.
Appreciate the community spirit
The ranking in Time Out’s World’s Best Cities Index 2021 this year is based on a survey of 27,000 participants from around the world, as well as contributors and editors of the magazine itself. “Cities were evaluated for food, drink, culture, nightlife, but this time with a greater emphasis on community spirit and various environmental initiatives,” the magazine commented on the magazine.
“The annual Time Out index allows us to express what city dwellers themselves think about cities. “This year’s list focused on metropolises that were able to adapt even at a time when their main stakeholders – entertainment, culture and socialization – had to go into the background,” said Caroline McGinn, editor-in-chief of the magazine’s international editorial office.
Amsterdam took second place.
“You would think that a pandemic would completely delay the meaning of life in the city, but the results show that the spirit of the community is stronger than ever,” he added.
Time Out magazine began publishing in 1968 as a purely London publication. Over time, however, it expanded into a magazine with an international dimension, regularly publishing recommendations for approximately 320 cities in 58 countries.
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