City Quarters

Prague used to be known as the ‘Five Towns’, and although it has now been divided into 10 separate districts, most visitors concentrate on the five historic towns: Hradčany, Staré Město (Old Town), Malá Strana (Lesser Quarter), Nové Mesto (New Town) and the Jewish Quarter (Josefov).

  • Trója

    Holešovice, Letná, and Stromovka are encircled by the Vltava River, so they form a sort of peninsula. North of this peninsula lies Troja. Originally, this…

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  • Letná

    Stromovka is bordered by the Vltava River to the north, Holešovice to the east, and from the south by a narrow band of blocks of…

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  • Dejvice and Bubeneč

    Dejvice lies to the north of Hradčany and Prague Castle itself. It was mentioned in references as early as in 1088 and, for a long…

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  • Břevnov and Bílá Hora

    Forested and, later, agriculturally worked land spreads out to the west and northeast of Prague Castle. To the west of Hradčany, Břevnov was the first…

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  • Holešovice

    Tucked into a U-bend in the River Vltava, this dense, built-up neighbourhood dates from the late nineteenth-century, but for centuries was an area of fields…

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  • Smíchov and Anděl

    Smíchov is a residential and industrial area of Prague famous for its shopping mall, brewery, industrial architecture, cinemas, cozy restaurants, bars and nightlife. Smíchov is…

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  • Administration and Structure of the City of Prague

    Prague City Hall is in fact the local and regional authority of the capital city of Prague. Its scope is defined by the Law on…

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  • Vinohrady

    Vinohrady is situated in the administrative and municipal districts of Prague Two, fairly near to the centre of the city. The historical area of Prague's…

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  • Karlín

    This is surrounded by the Vltava river and Holešovice on the northern side, Žižkov and Vítkov hill on the southern side, New Town on the…

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  • Žižkov

    This district is named in honour of Jan Žižka, the leader of the Hussite army. It is located southwards of Žižkov Hill, which was the…

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  • The Four Quarters of Prague

    Prague, until around 1800, just consisted of 4 separate towns that had 4 town squares, which were all divided by defended walls. Every town had…

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  • Vyšehrad

    Vysehrad was founded sometime in the 10th century, undoubtedly later than Prague Castle (Prazsky hrad) had been founded and for centuries it also remained in…

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