Prague Castle, the funicular at Petřín and Prague Zoo were the city’s three biggest tourist attractions in 2017. Figures from Prague City Tourism count places with paid admission, which excludes sites like Charles Bridge as there is no way to accurately count visitors, Prague.tv writes.
The Castle and funicular also saw big increases over 2016, with the Castle having 2.38 million visitors, up from 2.10 million, while the funicular had 2.07 million up from 1.75 million.
The funicular at Petřín itself isn’t really a tourist attraction in the classical sense, but it helps to get an impression of how many people visit Petřín park, a steep hill with orchards and other items of interest. The Petřín Lookout Tower was visited by some 713,000 people, up from 660,00 in 2016. The Mirror Maze (Zrcadlové bludiště na Petříně) had 391,000 visitors, up from 388,000.
Prague Zoo actually saw a slight drop in visitors, but that was attributed to being closed for several days due to bad weather. In 2017 there were 1,445,126 visitors, just 3,227 fewer than in 2016. A big draw in 2016 was the birth of two baby elephants.
One place on the list of popular attractions that might surprise people is Aquapalace Praha, which had 1.22 million visitors in 2017, up from 1.02 in the previous year. Unlike the other spots on the list, this one is used mainly by local people, some of whom go multiple times each year.
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