Where to live in Prague? Best Neighborhoods in Prague
Malá Strana is one of the favorite and most charming Prague area! It’s calm and quiet, more than Old Town but still part of the area of Prague 1. From here you can have a little and wonderful walk in the historic district of Malá Strana.
From Malá Strana you will have also the view of Vltava river and easy access to the Prague Castle (after a little stairs climbing). In the sunny days you can relax in Kampa island just next to the river and walk in the street of ambassies where it is located also the famous Lennon’s wall.
This area offers a pretty good access to public transports to go everywhere around Prague. The tram stop Malostranské náměstí and metro stop Malostranská will facilitate it.
Just a few minutes from Old Town (Staré Město) and Lesser Town (Malá Strana) by foot or public transportation, New Town (Nové Město) is in the center of Prague and has excellent metro (A,B,C) and tram connections.
The area is full of restaurants and bars with friendly prices, and is one of the best part of Prague for entertainment and nightlife! You can also go for a shopping trip to five-story Palladium shopping center, one of the largest mall of Prague that holds 180 shops and more than 20 restaurants and cafes.
Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí), one of the main city squares, lies at the heart of the district. You can find at the top of the boulebard the National Museum and Prague State Opera.
Do not forget to take a look at the Dancing House (Tančící dům), a unique designed building located by the Vltava river.
Just around the corner from your new home at Smíchov, you will find one of the largest shopping center of Prague in Anděl. Away from the hustle and bustle of tourists and yet just a few minutes away from the city center, Smíchov district is much appreciated by expatriates and a nice and convenient place to live in. You will also find a great variety of restaurants (Wine Food Market), bars and coffee places.
Next to Vltava river and within short walking distance from Charle’s bridge, the charming district of Smíchov has a lot to offer. Enjoy a nice walk in Petřín’s park, and go up the Petřín Lookout Tower for fine views over Prague.
Of all Prague’s districts, Vinohrady is perhaps one of the favorite district among expats and young professionnals. Indeed, it is very appreciated for its nearness to the city center and its easy access to public transports. Commuting by tram or metro from Náměstí Míru station to the center should not take more than 15 minutes, even at peak hours.
Close to the Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord (Kostel Nejsvětějšího Srdce Páně in Czech), one of the most famous buildings in Vinohrady, you can also relax during summer at Riegrovy sady where you will enjoy some good beer at the beer garden!
Vinohrady is good for traditional, locally-owned shops, and offers a nice selection of restaurants, bars and coffee places.
The district of Žižkov, located for the most part in Prague 3, has its own specific identity and independent vibe. The area is well-known for its typical pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy some of the finest beers!
For a nice view of Prague, take the lift to the top of Žižkov TV Tower, a striking symbol of the communist-era. You can continue on your way with a little bit of history and have a walk in Olšany Cemetery, the largest graveyard in Prague where lies Jan Palach, the Czech student who, in the wake of the brutal crushing of the Prague Spring, committed suicide in 1969 as a protest against the communist regime.
Transport links include a number of regular bus and trams stops which will bring you in a few minutes to the heart of Prague 1 during the day and night.