Prague: Neighborhoods

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  • Hradčany (Castle Area)

    To the west of Prague Castle is the residential Hradčany (Castle Area), a town that during the early 14th century emerged from a collection of monasteries and churches. The concentration of...

  • Josefov (Jewish Quarter)

    For centuries Prague had an active, vital Jewish community that was an exuberant part of the city’s culture. Much of that activity was concentrated in Josefov, the former Jewish ghetto, just a...

  • Letná, Holešovice, and Troja

    All three of these neighborhoods are inessential. But if your itinerary will allow extra time away from Old Town, all three are delightful places to visit where you'll be away from the tourist masses.

  • Malá Strana (Lesser Quarter)

    Established in 1257, this is Prague's most perfectly formed—yet totally asymmetrical—neighborhood. Also known as "Little Town," it was home to the merchants and craftsmen who served the royal...

  • Nové Město (New Town) and Vyšehrad

    To this day, Charles IV's building projects are tightly woven into the daily lives of Prague citizens. His most extensive scheme, Nové Město, or the New Town, is still such a lively, vibrant...

  • Pražský Hrad (Prague Castle)

    Despite its monolithic presence, Prague Castle is not a single structure but a collection of structures dating from the 10th to the 20th centuries, all linked by internal courtyards. The most...

  • Staré Město (Old Town)

    Old Town is usually the first stop for any visitor. Old Town Square, its gorgeous houses, and the astronomical clock are blockbuster attractions. On the other hand, the north end of Wenceslas...

  • Vinohrady and Žižkov

    Personality-wise, Vinohrady and Žižkov are a bit of an odd couple, as signified by their representative beverages: Vinohrady was once the wine-producing center of the city and has the mannered...

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