With so much on offer in this beautiful city, expats will be able to enjoy a high quality of life in Prague for a reasonable price. The City of a Hundred Spires boasts a vibrant atmosphere, rich history and gorgeous architecture, not to mention a high quality of life.
Shopping in Prague
With several streets and malls full of local and international brands, as well as boutique and vintage thrift stores in the city, shopaholics will certainly not struggle to get their fill in Prague. In New Town, expats can go to both Wenceslas Square and the pedestrian mall Na Příkopě for local shops and international brands. Parízská Street, near Old Town Square, with its luxury boutiques is the place to go in Prague for high-end shopping. Those searching for thrifty vintage wares should look no further than U Elektry Market, the largest flea market in Europe. Kotva Department Store, situated in Republic Square, is a mini shopping mall as well as a cultural monument and is a great place to search for pocket-friendly deals and discounts.
Nightlife in Prague
The nightlife in Prague cannot be rivalled by any other Eastern European country. Boasting the biggest mega club in Central Europe and an abundance of underground pubs and beer gardens, expats will have no trouble finding something to suit their mood any night of the week. Old Town is known for its after-dark scene, with great clubs and cheap drinks. Lucerna Music Bar, near Wenceslas Square, is a nightclub that is well worth a visit, it is also one of the most popular venues for music concerts in the city.
Eating out in Prague
From traditional Czech food to all sorts of international cuisine, and from cheap meals on the go to deluxe fine-dining experiences, Prague has it all. Eating in the more tourist-friendly areas, such as Old Town, will surely put a dent in one’s budget, but it may be worth it for the delectable food on offer in this part of the city. That said, there are spots all over Prague serving mouth-watering dishes, from Czech food and Middle Eastern cuisine, to Italian and Vietnamese restaurants. Expats in Prague will not have to go far to experience delicious food, but it may be worth inquiring about the best places to go for Czech food in the city from the locals themselves.
Sports and outdoor activities in Prague
With plenty of parks and gardens to explore in the city, expats will be able to spend an afternoon in the sun, surrounded by nature, without leaving the city. Going for a walk or hike is also a possibility, as many of the parks contain trails and hills that are sure to get an expat's heart rate going.
Ice hockey and football are the biggest sports in Prague and gather large crowds of supporters when local or international teams play. For those wanting to get involved in playing themselves, there are clubs to join in all sorts of sports. Basketball, handball, volleyball, athletics and, of course, ice hockey and football are all popular sports in Prague with leagues that compete for some friendly fun.