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. This includes the Prague 2 and Prague 5 areas, both of which 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.