Prague Districts

Prague is divided into 22 administrative districts, but from a touristic point of view the areas of Prague are more important than their districts.

Zonas de Praga
Prague Districts

Prague Districts

Prague is divided into 22 administrative districts. In the first district, visitors will find the city’s main attractions. The higher the number of the district, the further away from the city centre it is located.

Finding out a bit about the districts closest to the centre is practical when looking for accommodation in Prague. In our opinion, the best areas to stay in are district 1 and 2. However, the districts 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 also offer good hotels, apartments and hostels. 

Areas

The historic centre of the city is composed of six parts which were independent cities many years ago.

Staré Město

Staré Město, the Old Town is in the heart of Prague and the most charming part of the city to discover and find accommodation

Malá Strana

Malá Strana is one of the oldest districts in Prague. Located near Prague Castle, it houses major monuments and buildings

Hradčany

During the ninth century, Bořivoj, the Duke of Bohemia, commissioned the construction of the Prague Castle, founding the city of Prague. Centuries later, Hradčany was established just outside the Castle.

Josefov

Josefov was established when two Jewish communities that lived in the region during the Middle Ages merged gradually. Formerly the Jewish ghetto, it became part of Prague in 1850.

The New Town was established and designed by Charles IV in 1348. This part of Prague has witnessed the most important historic events of the twentieth century.

Vyšehrad was one of the six independent towns in Prague. It is one of the lesser-known parts of the city.