Neighbourhoods in Prague

Prague is a large city with 1.3 million inhabitants most of them live in the satellite cities that form the suburbs. The city is divided into 18 districts and 22 neighbourhoods; the lower the number of the district the closer to the historic centre of Prague.

The most important neighbourhoods for tourist are Hradrany, Josefov, Malá Strana, Nové Mesto and Staré Mesto. The star attraction of Hradrany, Castle District, is Prague Castle. Josefov is the Jewish quarter and famous for its six synagogues, the Old Jewish cemetery and the most prestigious shopping street in the city. Malá Strana, Lesser Quarter, with many hidden courtyards and Staré Mesto, the Old Town, with the Astronomical Clock are the most popular parts of Prague. Nové Mesto, New Town, is the commercial and shopping centre.

Attractions and Sights in Mala Strana

Sandwiched between the Vltava River and the Castle District, Mala Strana, Lesser Town, is the oldest neighbourhood in Prague. Cobbled streets, grand palaces and hidden gardens make this district worth exploring. The number one attraction is the Baroque Saint Nicolas...

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Attractions and Sights in the Castle District

Hradcany, the Castle District, towers high above the Vltava River. Although this neighbourhood is the smallest district of Prague, it is the most visited part of the city because it is home to Prague's number one attraction: Prague Castle and Saint Vitus Cathedral....

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Attractions and Sights in the Old Town

Staré Mesto, the Old Town, is a labyrinth of cobbled lanes, arcaded courtyards, gabled houses, cheerfully painted shop fronts, churches, restaurants, beer gardens and cafes. Most streets and alleyways lead to Old Town Square which buzzes day and night. This part of...

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Attractions and Sights in Nove Mesto

Nové Mesto, New Town, east of the Vltava River, is the commercial, shopping and party district of Prague. Nove Mesto brims with international hotels, theaters, chain stores, night clubs, cafés, restaurants and fast food outlets. The main shopping streets are Na...

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Take the Metro to the Suburbs for the Real Prague

Go to Luziny suburb and see the real Prague. Hop on Metro Line B and get off at Luziny station, a residential area full of ten-storey blocks of flats. Prague has 1.3 million inhabitants and this type of suburb is where most residents live. The blocks of flats looked...

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Malvazinky Neighbourhood, Off the Beaten Tourist Track

Have you started liking the tiny, brightly coloured cottages in Golden Lane but do you find this part of Prague a bit too crowded and touristy and have you taken a fancy to unusual architecture? If so, head straight for the Malvazinky neighbourhood in the Smichov...

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Attractions and Sights in Vinohrady

Attractions and Sights in Vinohrady are plentiful from Art Nouveau to modernist architecture and from shady parks to overgrown cemeteries.The Vinohrady district is located east of Nove Mesto. It is a chic neighborhood with a fin de siècle atmosphere. There is not much...

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Attractions and Sights in Mala Strana

Sandwiched between the Vltava River and the Castle District, Mala Strana, Lesser Town, is the oldest neighbourhood in Prague. Cobbled streets, grand palaces and hidden gardens make this district worth exploring. The number one attraction is the Baroque Saint Nicolas...

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Attractions and Sights in the Castle District

Hradcany, the Castle District, towers high above the Vltava River. Although this neighbourhood is the smallest district of Prague, it is the most visited part of the city because it is home to Prague's number one attraction: Prague Castle and Saint Vitus Cathedral....

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Attractions and Sights in the Old Town

Staré Mesto, the Old Town, is a labyrinth of cobbled lanes, arcaded courtyards, gabled houses, cheerfully painted shop fronts, churches, restaurants, beer gardens and cafes. Most streets and alleyways lead to Old Town Square which buzzes day and night. This part of...

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Attractions and Sights in Nove Mesto

Nové Mesto, New Town, east of the Vltava River, is the commercial, shopping and party district of Prague. Nove Mesto brims with international hotels, theaters, chain stores, night clubs, cafés, restaurants and fast food outlets. The main shopping streets are Na...

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Attractions and Sights in Jewish Prague

Elegant Josefov, the Jewish quarter of Prague is sandwiched between the Vltava River and Stare Mesto, the Old Town neighbourhood. Josefov was once a thriving Jewish ghetto with six synagogues, a town hall, a ceremonial hall and the Old Jewish cemetery, a jumble of...

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