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Districts of Prague


Prague Hotel Guide:
Apartments in Prague

Prague City Guide:
Charles bridge
Old Town Square
Old Town Hall
Orloj - the clock of the Town Hall
The Cathedral of St. Vitus
National Museum
Wenceslas Square
The Prague Castle
Prague Zoo
Prague-Ruzyně Airport
Golden Lane
Distances from Prague
Why should you visit Prague?
Restaurants, pubs
Districts of Prague

Czech Tourist Guide:


Hotel Booking
Prague consists of 5 main districts. All of them have a unique atmosphere, characteristic buildings, squares and museums. The heart of Prague is the Old Town Staré Město) with the Old Town Square. The marketplace of the Old Town was first mentioned by the chroniclers in the 11th century. Soon houses and churches were build around the marketplace. The network of winding streets evolved later. You can read further information about the square at Old Town Square. The Jewish quarter (Josefov) was named after Joseph II. The buildings of the old Jewish ghetto were destroyed by the town councillors at the end of the 19th century. Only the Town Hall and some synagogues remained. The 3d district is the Castle District (Pražský Hrad a Hradčany), which is the most important part of the city. The history of Prague began when lord Borivoj built the castle in the 9th century. It became the seat of the Přemysl dynasty. The castle had been damaged by the fire in 1541 but later it was rebuilt. Nowadays it is the seat of the president. Despite (The Prague Castle) you can firnd the (St. Vitus Cathedral), the St. Georege Basilica and the famous (Golden Lane) here. The centre of Malá Strana is the square called Malostranské náěmstí with St. Nicholas church. The district is characterised by old buildings, palaces and gardens. (Charles Bridge) connects Malá Strana with the New Town. The New Town (Nové Město) was founded by Charles IV. in 1348. This quarter was established around 3 large markets. Later mainly craftsmen, smiths, brewers, wheelers and tradesmen settled down in this area, which is two times larger than the Old Town. In the 19th century a part of the New Town was dismantled and reconstructed. The main sights of the district: (Wenceslas Square), a (National Museum) and the National Museum.


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