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 hostals.
Visitors will find the best and most interesting neighborhoods in the city center and its surroundings. The historic centre is made up of six neighborhoods, which had all originally been independent towns.
- Staré Město makes up the city’s historic centre and is a lively and charming area. Strolling down its winding streets is a definite must to discover its major towers and buildings.
- Lesser Town, designed in 1257, is one of Prague’s oldest districts. Its numerous palaces and mansions are beautifully conserved.
- Also known as the Castle District, the foundation of Prague took place in Hradčany during the ninth century with the construction of the Castle.
- Josefov was established during the Middle Ages with the merge of two Jewish communities living in the region. In 1850, it became part of Prague.
- The New Town was founded by Charles IV during the fourteenth century surrounding three important markets. It is one of the largest residential areas.
- Founded probably during the tenth century, the citadel is located on a hill with beautiful views of the Vltava River. During several decades, the Přemyslid princes resided in its fortress.