The Neighborhoods of Prague

The various neighborhoods of Prague make up a vibrant city, with each adding it’s own personality to the city’s overall character. To help you get your bearings, here’s a rundown of Prague’s major areas.

Malá Strana

Known as Prague’s “Little Corner” this is one of the more tranquil districts of the city. Over on the Prague Castle side of the river, it’s a great place to walk around after exploring the former. It has more of a village feel, with plenty of boutique stores and cute cafes to check out.

Stare Město

Like the Old Towns in many European cities, Prague’s Old Town is where the action is – at least for the tourist. Here you’ll find the city’s grand squares and buildings and shops and restaurants priced a little higher than you might like.

Hradčany

Of all the Neighborhoods of Prague this is the oldest, with Prague Castle situated here. Come and visit for the grandeur and historical insight into the major sights here, including Prague Castle, St Vitus Cathedral and the Strahov Monastery.

Nove Mesto

In Prague’s “New Town” you’ll find less to look at, but plenty of cultural excitement none the less. The major sight here is Wenceslas Square where history was made during the 1989 revolution. This is also the area where you’ll find many of the bars and shops popular with tourists. The National Museum also sits atop the hill.

Josefov

This is Prague’s Jewish Quarter, with a history dating back to the 13th century. Come here and you’ll find charm and warmth in the surroundings despite the destruction this are faced in the war. Some historical buildings still survive, including six synagogues as well as the Jewish Town Hall and the Old Jewish Cemetery.

 

Enjoy Prague!