The Neighborhoods of Prague

Prague neighborhoods

The vibrancy and energy of each of Prague neighborhoods can be seen and felt as one walks the narrow streets. Each of the numerous neighborhoods adds something to the city’s overall charm. So you can get your bearings in the Czech capital, here’s a rundown of Prague neighborhoods:

Malá Strana

This is Prague’s “Little Corner” and it has the distinction of being one of the quieter parts of the city. It has a village feel to it and is a great place to relax. You’ll find it on the Prague Castle side of the river, along with plenty of boutique stores and cute cafes.

Stare Město

Like the Old Towns in many European cities, the Old Town is one of the Prague neighborhoods where you’ll find the most tourists. It’s overflowing with grand squares, buildings, shops and restaurants, making it a great place to explore and indulge in the city’s energy.

Hradčany

Hradčany is the area of Prague Castle and is one of the oldest parts of the city. Here you’ll find plenty of photo opportunities and get a historic insight into the major sights here, including Prague Castle, the St Vitus Cathedral and the Strahov Monastery.

Nove Mesto

In Prague’s “New Town” you’ll find less to look at though plenty of cultural excitement. 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 bars and shops. 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 area faced during the war. Some historic buildings did survive, including six synagogues as well as the Jewish Town Hall and the Old Jewish Cemetery.