Interested in this, Uswitch.com created an index based on the total number of theatres, museums, landmarks and cultural tours across each city in Europe to calculate a cultural score. The study then considered additional factors such as reviews and population size, to determine the most cultural cities in Europe.
With a cultural score of 9.85 out of a possible 10, Prague is the most cultured city in Europe, Uswitch.com can reveal. Home to cultural landmarks like Prague Castle, The Golden City has 14.46 landmarks for every 100,000 residents, the most monuments of any city in Europe, and 129% more than Vienna’s 6.29 per 100,000.
With cultural hotspots such as the Rijkmuseum, Amsterdam (9.81/10) has the most museums per 100,000 people in Europe (7.66) and is the second most cultured city in the continent. The city has 4.8% more museums per 100,000 residents than Prague (7.31), and 142.4% more than Brussels (3.16 per 100,000).
Dublin is the third most cultural city in Europe, with a score of 9.48/10. With 2.17 cultural tours per 100,000 residents, Ireland’s capital has half the tours on offer in Rome (5.87 per 100,000). Dublin also ranks fifth for landmarks (8.50 per 100,000), 41.2% fewer than Prague in first (14.46).
However, culture in Dublin is assured by sites like The Irish Emigration Museum and The Irish Whiskey Museum, contributing to 4.72 museums per 100,000 people.
After a long day exploring the city, you can relax and unwind in the Széchenyi baths – one of 8.7 landmarks per 100,000 people in the city. There are more than 1,000 natural hot springs in Hungary, and this is the most famous, with 21 pools of different temperatures to choose from.