The Prague map (Praha map for the initiated) gives a quick overview
of the exciting Czech city and Prague districts and neighborhoods as well as essential Prague City Map information for tourists. Prague
is big but getting around is easy, thanks to its excellent public transportation.
A glance at the map shows that the city is divided into 10 districts (Prague
1, Prague 2, etc.) which refer to each of the Prague neighborhoods; in many cases
locals use the neighborhood names (Stare Mesto, Mala Strana, Vinohrady,
etc) more frequently than the district numbers . Although most first time
visitors want to stay in Old Town, many of the neighboring districts have
sections that are within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions
and offer better value for the price. Look at the Prague map to see where! Here's
a quick overview of the Prague districts and Prague neighborhoods.
Mesto (Old Town). The geographical center of Prague and the home
of its best known tourist attractions; many buildings in Prague 1
date back to the 13th century. Charles Bridge (Karlov Most),
Old Town Square (Stare Namesti), Wenceslas Square (Waclavske
Namesti), the Jewish Quarter (Josefov) and many other popular
tourist destinations can be found here. The area is also popular among
locals for its wide variety of trendy boutiques, restaurants, trendy
nightlife and modern shopping centers. Nonetheless, everything from
accommodation to beer tends to cost quite a bit more in Prague 1 than
it does elsewhere in the city.
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Strana. The Vltava River divides Prague in half and because of
this, the Old Town is split into two distinct neighborhoods. The Mala
Strana side (lesser side) is located just across the Charles Bridge
from Old Town, at the bottom of the hill that leads up to Prague Castle.
It is known for the many embassies that are located here. Quiet and
very upscale, it is the most exclusive neighborhood in Prague. Many
of Prague's finest restaurants can be found here, as well as elegant
cafes and tourist shops. Situated alongside the river, Kampa Park
is a nice place to enjoy the beautiful views of Prague.
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- Located at the top of the hill just beyond the far end of Wenceslas
Square, Vinohrady is named for the vineyards that were found here
during the 19th century. Today it is one of the most desirable Prague neighborhoods;
it's most popular among young professionals, international
residents, and other well to do residents who like its chic cafes,
upscale shopping centers and restaurants. Much of the neighborhood
is within easy walking distance of Wenceslas Square and excellent
bus and Metro service is available throughout. A good location for
escaping the tourist crowds, yet still close to the center. Hlavni
Nadrazi (Prague's Main Train Station) is located here, near
the point where Prague 1, 2 and 3 come together.
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Vysehrad - This part of Prague 2 is located on a hill between
the Vltava river and the Nusle neighborhood of Prague 4. It
is interesting for the Vysehrad castle (Prague's other castle), the
neighboring church and cemetery, as well as its views over the city.
The portion alongside the Vltava river offers excellent views and
easy access to the Smichov area of Prague 5, directly across
the river. While Vysehrad doesn't provide as easy access to
the city center as Vinohrady, most parts are only ten or fifteen
minutes away by tram or metro and it offers the advantage of being
more affordable and providing a more authentic glimpse of Czech lifestyle
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- A favored Prague neighborhood among the students and young expats, Zizkov is traditionally
one of the less affluent neighborhoods. Yet this district encompasses
a trendier side. The areas located adjacent to Old Town and Vinohrady
are replete with the pubs, restaurants and the famous architectural
stylings that those areas are known for. Farther out in Zizkov
you won't have to look to hard to find dingy and depressing Communist
era housing. But tourists who decide to venture out into the Zizkov
neighborhood will be rewarded with the magnificent views offered by
the Prague TV tower.
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large, primarily working class Prague district, Prague 4 isn't highly desired
by tourists or recent arrivals. Nonetheless some areas can
be quite attractive. Podoli, is nice for its location alongside
the river, its traditional Czech restaurants and pubs and a generally
unspoiled sampling of traditional Czech lifestyle. The Nusle
neighborhood, around Namesti Bratri Synkou square also offers
affordable accommodation in a traditional Prague neighborhood setting. From these
areas the city center is easily accessible by tram. Elsewhere in Prague
4 the landscape is dotted with large Soviet era residential towers
(panelaks), but neighborhoods on the outskirts often have a
rural setting. Access to the center is good when close to a metro
line, but for the most part long commutes can be expected.
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of the largest Prague districts, the Smichov neighborhood, alongside
the river and around the Metro station Andel, is an upscale neighborhood
with newly renovated buildings, hotels and the large Novy Smichov
shopping center. Trendy restaurants and nightlife abound. Farther
out is more residential with houses, recent housing developments and
the French school of Prague. Barrandov is the location of Prague's
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Known for its many embassies and numerous houses and villas as well
as being the district that is nearest to Prague airport, Prague 6
is the location of some of Prague's most exclusive neighborhoods.
The American School is located here along with the German and Japanese
international schools and the Canadian Medical Center.The area around
Dejvice provides easy access to the city center and abounds
with restaurants and pubs.
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- Just across the river from Old Town, Letna is a quiet
residential area popular among students, as well as those who want
to be close to the center for a reasonable price. It is best known
for Letna Park (Letenské sady), the biggest park in the center
of Prague. Its superb beer garden offers unequalled views of the center
of Prague and its winding paths are excellent for roller skaters and
walkers. This neighborhood offers many charming pubs and restaurants
as well as Prague's futbol (soccer) stadium. Good public transportation
by tram and metro make Letna a more affordable alternative
than Vinohrady, but still with easy access to the center.
- Adjacent to Letna and just a bit farther from the City
Center this Prague neighborhood is home to many office and industrial buildings
as well as affordable housing. Prague's second international train
station, Holesovice Nadrazi is located here. Farther out in
Prague 7 is the even more affordable Troja district, where
the Prague Zoo can be found.
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- For the most part this is one of the outlying Prague districts, but
the area around Metro Florenc, where the central bus station and the
monolithic Hilton hotel are located, is just a ten minute walk from
the Old Town. The area around Karlin is near the river and close to
a Metro line that runs to Prague 1. But the greater part of the district
is not easily accessible from the center.
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Most - Located just beyond Prague 3, this large outlying area
is best known for its numerous Communist era public housing developments
(panelaks) as well as its large shopping center. Commercial
and industrial buildings alongside very affordable accommodation characterize
this neighborhood; but it can take more than 20 minutes to reach the
center by public transportation.
- Formerly home to the Avia aircraft factory, the district is now
the site of upscale homes and the gigantic "Letnany Centrum"
shopping center. A bit far out from the Center, which is accessible
by Metro and bus.
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- A calm residential area just beyond Vinohrady. Young professionals,
students, and families enjoy this Prague neighborhood for its authentic Czech shops,
restaurants and pubs (plus a few modern shopping centers close by).
This area is less influenced by the tourism and the breakneck pace
of progress that characterize more central locations. Not within walking
distance of the center, but still easily accessible with public transportation.
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