City Quarters

  • The New Town

    The New Town (Nové Město) was founded by the emperor Charles IV, in the year 1348. It was the most extensive urbanistic act in Prague…

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  • The Old Town

    The Old Town (Staré Město) creation was consummated after the year 1230 by building fortifications around the town area. For two to three centuries, there…

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  • Josefov

    Josefov, formerly Jewish Town, came into being from a settlement of Jewish traders and moneychangers that was adjacent to the ancient ford over Vltava River…

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  • Lesser Town (Malá Strana)

    The Little Quarter (Mala Strana), originally called the New Town of Prague and later on called The Minor Town of Prague, was founded by the…

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  • Hradčany and Castle

    Hradcany were, as the third town of Prague, founded at the beginning of the 14th century by a Royal Count Berka from Dube. At that…

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