Prague is a beautiful city that
fuses together it's historical Eastern
European influences with the increasing influence of Western Europe to
create a unique Central European identity. Prague is known for it's
classic charm and vibrantly colored streets. Unlike New York, Prague
shies away from the glossiness of towering skyscrapers in favor of
architecture with a more historical vibe. Like New York though, it's
difficult to define the atmosphere and lifestyle of the city by simply
pointing out the main sights. With the information below, I hope to
offer some insight on living in magnificent Praha as a student.
Old Town Square
NYU's campus in Prague is located right in Old Town Square, one of the
main tourist attractions in Prague. This historic area has the Prague
Astronomical Tower and offers spectacular views of beautiful
architecture. Additionally, this area is full of restaurants, bars,
shopping, and energy.
The historic Praha castle overlooks the
Vltava River. The castle is a defining feature of the city and for good
reason. The walls of the castle and the stained glass inside are
Cross Club is located right
near the Osadni NYU dorm and was a student favorite throughout the
semester. The club is primarily underground and has multiple levels,
each with different music. The venue's layout is pleasantly
disorganized, adding to the grungy, industrial feel. Leave New York
nightlife's pretentious attitude at home because much of Prague's
nightlife requires nothing more than a t-shirt.
Smaženı sır, or "fried cheese", was the
late-night, post-party snack of choice for many students throughout the
semester. This popular snack could be found in popular nightlife areas
and in some instances, in bars and clubs themselves. At first, I
skeptically believed that smaženı sır was nothing but a big mozzarella
stick inbetween a bun, but after tasting it I came to the realization
that it was it much, much more. No student leaves Prague without trying
this culinary masterpiece.
While I had an amazing time in the
anchor city of my NYU study abroad experience, I was also able to visit
some other cities in Europe. Click here
to read on!