Prague ranks #3 among the 50 most cultured cities in Europe and number one in Central Europe, in a list researched and compiled by Wanderu, a travel search platform, and fare aggregator.
Using a specific methodology, the Boston, Massachusetts-based Wanderu calculated the density of culturally important sites across European cities to determine the “most cultured” ones in Europe. The platform said its research looked at every city in Europe with a population of more than 300,000 and it built its rankings based on the total number of cultural landmarks such as museums, universities, historic sites, theatres and churches and cathedrals per capita.
Prague ranks 1st also as a city with the most theaters per capita (1 for every 12,957 people), followed by Paris, and Lyon.
Their sample size consisted of every city in Europe with a population of more than 300,000 and they built our rankings based on:
- the number of universities per capita,
- the number of museums per capita,
- the number of churches and cathedrals per capita,
- the number of historic sites per capita,
- and the number of theaters per capita.