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Where to Stay in Prague

Make the most of your time in Prague and choose the best district for you to stay in with lowcostholidays.com’s guide to Prague's districts.

There are four central districts in Prague. These central four are home to the most popular attractions, sights, hotels, museums and restaurants:

  • Hradcany
  • Malá Strana
  • Old Town
  • New Town

The outskirts of Prague are mostly residential with a few highlights such as a cheap and alternative nightlife and the Zizkov TV Tower.

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Make the most of your time in Prague and choose the best district for you to stay in with lowcostholidays.com’s guide to Prague's districts.

There are four central districts in Prague. These central four are home to the most popular attractions, sights, hotels, museums and restaurants:

  • Hradcany
  • Malá Strana
  • Old Town
  • New Town

The outskirts of Prague are mostly residential with a few highlights such as a cheap and alternative nightlife and the Zizkov TV Tower.

Use the guide below to find an overview, attractions, restaurants and hotels within each Prague area.

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Old Town Prague

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Prague’s Old Town, also known as Staré Mesto, covers the central area of Prague, south-east of the River Vltava.

Old Town is brimming with some of Prague’s most famous landmarks and museums and is an excellent district for those who want to explore Prague’s rich history and culture.

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Prague’s Old Town, also known as Staré Mesto, covers the central area of Prague, south-east of the River Vltava.

Old Town is brimming with some of Prague’s most famous landmarks and museums and is an excellent district for those who want to explore Prague’s rich history and culture.

Old Town is one of Prague’s busiest districts. There are a number of restaurants and traditional pubs in Prague, as well as some excellent jazz clubs, creating a vibrant but low-key nightlife – the livelier nightlife is found in New Town.

Couple and small groups will love immersing themselves in Old Town’s winding alleys and cobbled streets – the perfect way to discover all of the district’s historical quirks and treasures.

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Astronomical Clock

With the Old Town Square and a number of national museums, there’s plenty to see and do in Old Town.

Here are our highlights:

  • Old Town Bridge Tower - Next to Charles Bridge, this tower has brilliant views of Prague’s roof tops.
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With the Old Town Square and a number of national museums, there’s plenty to see and do in Old Town.

Here are our highlights:

  • Old Town Bridge Tower - Next to Charles Bridge, this tower has brilliant views of Prague’s roof tops.
  • Astronomical Clock – The 15th century Astronomical Clock in Old Town Sq. is a clockwork wonder with intricate mechanics and an unusual chiming sequence.
  • Museums - The most interesting in Old Town include: Charles Bridge Museum, Museum of Decorative Art, Municipal House, Jewish Museum.
  • Prague Churches - Church of our Lady Tyn, Bethleham Chapel
  • Shops - Discover Havelska Market, fashion boutiques and toy shops in Old Town.
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Prague Restaurants

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There’s a great choice of international and traditional cafes and restaurants in Old Town, with a variety of price ranges.

Bakeshop Praha is famous for its cheap and tasty selection of salads, pies, sandwiches, cakes and coffees.

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There’s a great choice of international and traditional cafes and restaurants in Old Town, with a variety of price ranges.

Bakeshop Praha is famous for its cheap and tasty selection of salads, pies, sandwiches, cakes and coffees.

Vegetarians will find plenty of meat-free and vegan options at Country Life and Klub Architektu.

If you’re looking to treat yourself with a nice evening meal, try the Cuban style Bodeguita del Medio or the French La Provence.

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Old Town is the perfect central location to explore all of Prague, and there’s a great choice of hotels for couples and groups.

  • The 3-star Hotel City Centre is in centre of Old Town, best for those who want to explore Prague on a budget, from £15.00pp.
  • The 4-star Grand Majestic Plaza...
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Old Town is the perfect central location to explore all of Prague, and there’s a great choice of hotels for couples and groups.

  • The 3-star Hotel City Centre is in centre of Old Town, best for those who want to explore Prague on a budget, from £15.00pp.
  • The 4-star Grand Majestic Plaza Hotel has fantastic facilities and stylish rooms in the heart of Old Town.
  • The 5-star Hotel Paris is an excellent choice for a luxurious stay in Prague’s Old Town, with restaurants, a wellness centre and deluxe rooms.
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Prague New Town

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Prague’s New Town, also known as Nové Mesto, covers a large central area of Prague, south of Old Town.

Despite its name, New Town was actually created in the 14th century and is home to a lot of important Prague history.

Popular with younger groups, New Town has a lively nightlife that...

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Prague’s New Town, also known as Nové Mesto, covers a large central area of Prague, south of Old Town.

Despite its name, New Town was actually created in the 14th century and is home to a lot of important Prague history.

Popular with younger groups, New Town has a lively nightlife that centres around the pubs, bars and nightclubs in Wenceslas Square.

There are lots of restaurants and pubs serving local and international food in New Town.

Although there are plenty of historical buildings in New Town, there are also many examples of modern architecture to see.

Couple and groups will love New Town’s vibrant atmosphere, lively nightlife and cultural attractions.

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Explore the exciting new and old attractions in New Town:

  • Architecture – Check out the bizarre Dancing Building and the world’s only Cubist lamp post in New Town.
  • Museums - Don’t miss the Museum of the City of Prague and the National Museum.
  • Wenceslas Square - Home to the...
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Explore the exciting new and old attractions in New Town:

  • Architecture – Check out the bizarre Dancing Building and the world’s only Cubist lamp post in New Town.
  • Museums - Don’t miss the Museum of the City of Prague and the National Museum.
  • Wenceslas Square - Home to the famous Wenceslas statue and important historical places.
  • Slav Island - Take to the waters of the River Vltava in the rowing boats and canoes for hire on Slav Island.
  • Vyšehrad - Explore the ramparts and grounds of Prague’s ‘second’ castle.
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Prague Nightclub

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You’re spoilt for choice for pubs, bars and nightclubs in Prague’s New Town.

You’ll find microbreweries serving up local beers from the Czech Republic – the Pivovarsky Dum pub even has banana, coffee and blueberry flavour beers!

For a tasty meal and refreshing drink in the evenings, the...

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You’re spoilt for choice for pubs, bars and nightclubs in Prague’s New Town.

You’ll find microbreweries serving up local beers from the Czech Republic – the Pivovarsky Dum pub even has banana, coffee and blueberry flavour beers!

For a tasty meal and refreshing drink in the evenings, the Jama bar serves up steaks, burgers and ribs as well as having a leafy outside terrace area.

New Town is home to lots of unpretentious clubs where you can let your hair down and stay out till the small hours.

The music is generally chart hits, best of 80s and 90s, and R&B. There are alternative nightclubs on the outskirts of the city.

For a fun night out head to Lucerna Music Club or the famous multi-story Karlovy Lazne nightclub in New Town.

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Our great selection of Prague hotels in New Town mean you can stay close to Wenceslas Square, close to the centres of Old Town and New Town or in a quiet spot away from the noise.

  • The 3-star Hotel St George is on the southern edge of New Town, perfect for a quiet night’s rest but within...
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Our great selection of Prague hotels in New Town mean you can stay close to Wenceslas Square, close to the centres of Old Town and New Town or in a quiet spot away from the noise.

  • The 3-star Hotel St George is on the southern edge of New Town, perfect for a quiet night’s rest but within easy reach of Prague’s New Town.
  • The 4-star Yasmin Hotel is a fantastic boutique hotel in New Town with an oriental twist in its restaurants and décor.
  • The 5-star Palace Hotel Prague has a beautiful Art Nouveu style and rooms fit for a princess. Close to Wenceslas Square and Old Town.
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Malá Strana

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Mala Strana

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Prague’s small district of Mala Strana, lies below the famous Prague Castle Complex, west of the Vltava River and is one of Prague’s busiest areas.

Mala Strana boasts some of Prague’s most iconic attractions due to its rich history and bohemian atmosphere.

It was once a market town and also...

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Prague’s small district of Mala Strana, lies below the famous Prague Castle Complex, west of the Vltava River and is one of Prague’s busiest areas.

Mala Strana boasts some of Prague’s most iconic attractions due to its rich history and bohemian atmosphere.

It was once a market town and also home to the Czech nobility; both Mozart and Casanova lived in Mala Strana for a short while.

Its home to excellent examples of Renaissance and Baroque architecture, seen from the district’s winding and narrow streets.

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St Nicholas Church

Discover the biggest attractions in Prague when exploring the charming district of Mala Strana.

  • Charles Bridge is Prague’s most famous bridge, providing a 650 year old connection between Mala Strana and Old Town.
  • Church of St Nicholas is easily recognised by its green dome top – one...
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Discover the biggest attractions in Prague when exploring the charming district of Mala Strana.

  • Charles Bridge is Prague’s most famous bridge, providing a 650 year old connection between Mala Strana and Old Town.
  • Church of St Nicholas is easily recognised by its green dome top – one of Prague’s best baroque churches.
  • The top of Petrin Hill can be reached by foot or the funicular railway. The top of the hills has vintage fairground attractions, including a mirror maze and Petrin Hill Tower.
  • Restaurants here cater to tourist tastes but you can find excellent Czech cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy traditional food and culture.
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Prague Castel

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Prague Castle is actually situated in its own district next to Mala Strana, known as Hradcany, or just ‘Hrad’ or the Castle District.

Prague’s Castle complex is the biggest in Europe and the grounds are home to cathedrals, gardens, shops and important buildings.

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Prague Castle is actually situated in its own district next to Mala Strana, known as Hradcany, or just ‘Hrad’ or the Castle District.

Prague’s Castle complex is the biggest in Europe and the grounds are home to cathedrals, gardens, shops and important buildings.

Take a short or long tour of the Castle, with a ticket that is valid for two days as there’s so much to see.

There are other attractions around the castle in Hrad district including the quaint Miniatures Museum and Strahov Monastery.

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Due to its small size there are a limited number of Hotels in Mala Strana. Instead we recommend staying in one of the hotels in New Town or other close by districts:

  • The 4-star Hotel Christie in New Town is within walking distance of Mala Strana, Old Town, Wenceslas Square and has modern...
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Due to its small size there are a limited number of Hotels in Mala Strana. Instead we recommend staying in one of the hotels in New Town or other close by districts:

  • The 4-star Hotel Christie in New Town is within walking distance of Mala Strana, Old Town, Wenceslas Square and has modern and luxury rooms.
  • The 4-star Hotel Elysee is smart and comfortable accommodation in an enviable location right on Wenceslas Square, a short walk from Mala Strana.
  • The 4-star Andel's Hotel* offers deluxe accommodation just south of the Mala Strana district.
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Prague Outer Districts

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There are numerous districts surrounding central Prague, which offer a quieter and peaceful alternative to the popular districts already mentioned.

On the hills around Old Town and New Town are the districts of Vinohrady, Zizkov and Holešovice.

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There are numerous districts surrounding central Prague, which offer a quieter and peaceful alternative to the popular districts already mentioned.

On the hills around Old Town and New Town are the districts of Vinohrady, Zizkov and Holešovice.

The Vinohrady residential district was once Charles IV’s vineyards and now the wealthy neighbourhood has a relaxed atmosphere with beautiful 19th century buildings and excellent restaurants in Manesova street.

In contrast the bohemian district of Zizkov has a large choice of pubs and bars and is home to the famous TV tower. It has an alternative nightlife with quirky bars and cheap beer.

  • Best for couples and groups who want to explore a more authentic Prague, but still be close to the main attractions.
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  • Stromovka Park in Holešovice, is Prague’s largest park. Stromovka was once a medieval hunting ground but now is great for a jog, walk or picnic!
  • Zizkov TV Tower - is famous for the Giant Babies crawling up to the top – the sculptures are by Czech artist David Cerný.
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  • Stromovka Park in Holešovice, is Prague’s largest park. Stromovka was once a medieval hunting ground but now is great for a jog, walk or picnic!
  • Zizkov TV Tower - is famous for the Giant Babies crawling up to the top – the sculptures are by Czech artist David Cerný.
  • Letna Gardens & Terracein Holešovice have some of the best views of Prague. It’s a a relaxing outside area with pub garden, huge Metronome art sculpture and a skatepark.
  • National Technical Museum - in Holešovice is popular for its exhibitions of vintage trains, cars and planes, now open after a refurbishment in 2010.
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Sasazu Restaurant Prague

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There is a great choice of restaurants to enjoy a leisurely lunch or special evening meal.

Manesova street in Vinohrady is lined with excellent international restaurants including the Masala Indian restaurant and the Ambiente where you can pick up American style dishes like BBQ ribs,...

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There is a great choice of restaurants to enjoy a leisurely lunch or special evening meal.

Manesova street in Vinohrady is lined with excellent international restaurants including the Masala Indian restaurant and the Ambiente where you can pick up American style dishes like BBQ ribs, chicken wings and fajitas.

For something Oriental head to SaSaZu in Holešovice – it’s very popular with locals and visitors due to its elegant menu of inspired Asian dishes.

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  • The 4-star Hotel Duo Prague is a large hotel complex perfect for groups on the outskirts of Prague near Holešovice. It’s ten minutes to Prague centre on the metro and Duo Hotel boasts a pool, gym, restaurants, bowling alley and beauty centre!
  • The 4-star Hotel Barcelo has smart,...
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  • The 4-star Hotel Duo Prague is a large hotel complex perfect for groups on the outskirts of Prague near Holešovice. It’s ten minutes to Prague centre on the metro and Duo Hotel boasts a pool, gym, restaurants, bowling alley and beauty centre!
  • The 4-star Hotel Barcelo has smart, professional accommodation, ten minutes from the city centre – perfect for groups, couples and individuals.
  • The 4-star Hotel Popelka is great value at under £18 a night. It’s located outside the central districts but enjoys a peaceful atmosphere within easy reach of famous attractions.
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