Other areas to stay in Prague
Prague is by and large a compact city, which means that there are other areas apart from the city centre where you can stay while still enjoying easy access to sights, attractions and amenities. Prague 2, 5, 3 and 6 areas, are also popular options amongst those visiting this destination.
Prague 2 district
The smallest administrative district in the country, Prague 2 is home to costly residential homes as well as a number of attractions and amenities. You will find a number of hotels in this area, which lies next to the main city centre of Prague. This district was only officially created in 1960 but it boasts a range of historic places of interest to explore, as it is thought to be an area that is historically linked to the establishment of the Czech rulers making it a fascinating place to visit and stay.
This area is home to the Czech national cemetery as well as some medieval fortress ruins. Prague 2 also covers the historical centre known as Vinohrady, which is a costly and attractive area where you will find some of the finest cuisine. One of the most famous parks in Prague, Rieger Gardens, can be found here as can the Vinohrady Theatre and the National House of Vinohrady.
Another part of Prague 2 is Nove Mesto or New Town. This is more of a business based area with good transport links. However, there are also a number of key sights and attractions in this part of the district, which includes the Botanical Gardens, the Baroque Villa America, the Gothic town hall and Charles Square, which is one of the biggest squares in Europe and the biggest in Prague.
Prague 5 district
Situated to the west of the city, Prague 5 is actually one of the largest districts in Prague. There are a number of different areas that make up this district, which has very good public transport links to enable you to get around easily. Andel is considered the centre of this district and has a lot of commercial premises as well as an impressive shopping centre. The former film producing borough of Barrandov is also situated in this district and is home to landmarks such as the Barrandov Film Studios and the Barrandov Terraces.
Smichov is another part of this district and has a strong industrial history. Today it is still a commercial centre, with cosmopolitan offices, entertainment venues and shopping facilities amongst other things. If you are into horseracing one part of the district you should definitely pay a visit to is Chuchie, as this is where the Velka Chuchie racecourse is, which hosts a variety of racing events. You can also look forward to visiting a range of dining and entertainment establishments throughout the various parts of this district.
Prague 3 district
Another part of Prague which is very close to the centre is Prague 3. The biggest part of Prague 3 is called Žižkov. Here you can find many restaurants, hotels, but also historical monuments. The most popular is the Žižkov TV tower where is a great restaurant. It is a modern building where you can enjoy food and a great view. Another monument from Žižkov is Vítkov where you can see the statue of legendary Jan Žižka after whom that area is named. On Vítkov is also Tomb of the unknown soldier. This place is great how to connect fresh air with history and a beautiful view.
To spend your time strolling through a cemetery may sound like a somewhat morbid pastime, but trust me that no trip to Žižkov would be done without exploring Olšanské hřbitovy which are the city’s largest cemetery. You will find there, for example, grand family crypts and art nouveau masterpieces alongside neglected headstones and also crumbling tombs. This is a place where you will feel very peaceful atmosphere. The end of the day you can spend in Palác Akropolis where is nowadays a night club, concert venue, theatre, exhibition space, café and restaurant.
You can see here Czech and international artists. You should not also miss Jiřího z Poděbrad Square where you can have a rest in a beautiful park with a dominant Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord. Around the park are many restaurants and cafes or wine bars. Prague 3 is very well accessible by tram or metro (Green line) station Jiřího z Poděbrad. Very nice accommodation is in the hotel Olšanka where is also a sport centre and it is in front of the tram station. To the centre (Václavské náměstí ) it is about 15 minutes. Close this hotel - only one station by tram is a big shopping center called Flóra where is also metro station (green line).
Prague 6 district
Prague 6 is very beautiful part full of nature and still very close to the centre. The most popular part is called Dejvice. Dejvice is very well known thanks to embassies which are situated here. It is also part popular for students because there is situated a big area of ČVUT university. Dejvice is full of traditional Czech restaurants as a Pivnice Bruska or Lokál Nad Stromovkou. The most known hotels are Diplomat and International Prague. Very beautiful is nature reservation Divoká Šárka where you can enjoy a beautiful view. From Dejvice is very easy how to go to the airport.
From Dejvice you can go only 2 stations to Nádraží Veleslavín from where you can take the bus directly to the airport. How I said in Dejvice is metro (Green line) but also tram and bus stations. From here is very easy to go to the centre. By metro, you will be on the Old Town Square in 10 minutes. Another beautiful place in Prague 6 is Letohrádek Hvězda which is situated in the part called Petřiny. On your tour around Prague 6, you should not stop at Břevnovský klášter.
It is a beautiful monastery where is also a brewery and restaurant and around peaceful nature. Also during the whole year are here many interesting events. Generally, Prague 6 is a very peaceful place full of nature. Everywhere are many restaurants and options for accommodation. Prague 6 is very calm but still very close to the centre, Prague castle and other monuments. It does not miss also great transport infrastructure, you can go everywhere by tram, metro or bus. Only one disadvantage is with car parking. This problem is not only here but in most parts of Prague. Almost everywhere are "blue zones” which are residential parking places. So be careful about parking your car.