Prague is one of the most esthetically pleasing destinations in Europe, full of culture and history. The city has more districts and neighborhoods than can be counted on two hands, each with its own distinct characters. Here are our top choices for neighborhoods to explore and stay in in the Czech capital.
Tucked beneath the Prague Castle is Mala Strana or the small quarter. Besides Petrin park and St. Nicholas Church, the streets are lined with historic buildings, shops, and restaurants. The quaint atmosphere makes it a lovely place to stay, but note that as it’s at the heart of the city, prices can be steep.
Just minutes from Old Town by foot, Nove Mesto, or New Town is always buzzing with its many clubs, shops, and restaurants. Sleeping and dining options are less touristy than in neighboring Old Town, which makes prices friendlier too.
Vinohrady is a trendy residential area rich in pretty parks, beer gardens, cafes, and lovely architecture. Its charm and close proximity to the center make it the residence of choice for many ex-pats.
A bit off the beaten path, Karlin district is located in Prague 8, but don’t let that deter you. Rucked between the Vltava River and Vítkov Hill, this cute neighborhood is home to locals’ favorite cafes, restaurants, and bars and will give you a glimpse into authentic Prague life.