5 Best Places to Study at
Tired of studying at home or even using one of ARCHIP’s facilities to cram in all that knowledge you need to master before your exams? Or are you just looking for a quiet yet inspiring place where you could just read or work on projects and ideas of your own? Do not worry, we have got you covered! We have picked out for you five cool places (read study rooms, cafés and libraries) where you can go and enjoy a calm afternoon (or even a night) of studying or working. Moreover, some of the selected places offer a variety of delicious snacks that will definitely help keep your brain cells in top-notch condition. So what are you waiting for? Read on to find out where to head next time you catch yourself scrolling through instagram with a pile of untouched books on you table.
Cafedu is a spacious, airy and luminous café just off the metro and tram station Muzeum. It is located on the corner of Škrétova street and offers a vast space for you to not only enjoy a delicious coffee and snack but also open up your laptop and immerse yourself in quiet couple of hours of studying. In fact, Cafedu occupies two floors, with the upper level being dedicated solely to students wishing to work in peace and quiet. The study room upstairs is open non-stop making it convenient for you to drop by any time of the day or night, even if you feel like you need to go over your notes that one extra time the night just before your exam. For you to be able to enter the study room, all you need to is just complete a quick registration and you will be good to go. Upon becoming a member (you can choose the length of your membership), you are automatically able to use also services such as printing that are present in the study space. All in all, the studious atmosphere of this café is truly motivating, making it nearly impossible for you to procrastinate mindlessly browsing the internet. So if you are tired of sitting at home and find it difficult to concentrate there, be sure to check out Cafedu. Not only will you definitely get more excited to study, but you also might
Check Cafedu’s website for more information on how the study room works.
2. Paralelní Polis
You may already know about this place – or at least you might have passed by it – as it is located so close to ARCHIP, in the Holešovice district. This is a very interesting spot as its whole concept revolves around a by now well-known cryptocurrency. This is actually the first coffee place where the visitors are able to pay only with bitcoins and nothing else. As most people are unlikely to own bitcoins, there are ATMs available on the spot which will exchange your regular money. Besides this atypical philosophy of the café, it also boasts a beautiful interior and great coffee and snacks. The inside of Paralelní Polis is very spacious and modern, yet cozy and usually no too loud which makes it the perfect destination of you next study trip.
If interested, read up about Paralelní Polis on their website.
Although this spot is a bit out of hand in terms of location, it is definitely worth a try if you are looking for an inspiring place to study. The National Technical Library (Národní Technická Knihovna or NTK) is Czech Republic’s biggest and oldest library holding technical literature. The beautiful modern building of NTK hosts a variety of study rooms and class rooms, as well as services such as printing. Besides the visitors being able to, of course, read through books in the library’s holdings, the ones who choose to study here have a great spot to unwind at with a cuppa. A small café called Prostoru located on NTK’s ground floor is the perfect place to sit at for anyone wishing to take some time off studying. The café’s menu offers breakfast meals and lunch deals, as well as a range of small bites that are sold throughout the whole day. NTK really has everything you need for a calm study session, so just hop on the metro (green line) or a tram (20 or 26) to get here quickly (the stop is called ‘Dejvická’) and get your study mode on!
The Center for Architecture and Metropolitan Planning is a place you may already have heard of . It is located right next to the beautiful Emmaus Monastery complex and offers to its visitors a vast space built to host a variety of events such as public discussions, screenings and exhibitions. In addition to that, inside of CAMP you will also find a small café selling coffee and small bites, and a study room which may be of particular interest to all student wishing to find a nice environment to work in. Apart from a great space for you to sit in and focus on your study material, CAMP’s study room boasts an amazing collection of journal articles and magazines dedicated to the topic of architecture. Frame, Wallpaper, Monocle, The Architectural Review are just a few of the many publications you would be able to find here. What better way to spend you study breaks than immersing yourself into one of these interesting, yet lighter reads? Pair this with a tasty piece of cake and an espresso (or maybe a sandwich and a bowl of delicious soup if you are feeling more hungry) and you have got yourself is an ideal study afternoon!
A study room in the Clementinum complex might be the single most beautiful study space in Prague! Maybe you have already come across some photos of it? Clementinum is located in the Old Town, not far from the Charles Bridge. Ever since the year 1929, the part of it in question has been used as a general study room. This section of the building was originally built by an Italian architect Francesco Lurago in the second half of the seventeenth century. Inside, you will see a gorgeously decorated spacious interior which used to serve as a cantine as well as a meeting place. The ceiling boasts a wonderful stucco relief showing 16 allegorical figures representing Christian virtues. Moreover, the main wall displays a magnificent oil painting executed by Christoph Tausch sometime after 1710. We could go on and on about the study room’s looks but it might just be better if you go and check it out yourself. No words can describe its sheer beauty and the vibe you will feel upon sitting down at one of the long wooden tables. So have we convinced you yet? As a bonus, you get to walk to there through the pretty streets of Prague’s Old Town. Doesn’t that sound just lovely?