According to simplyyellowpages, since 2001, Prague has been divided into 22 administrative districts, but guidebooks still acquaint tourists with only 10. There is no confusion here, the “regrouping” was carried out for national-state needs and is of significant importance only for the inhabitants of Prague.
From a tourist point of view, the most interesting and visited districts are Prague 1 and Prague 2. The first is the historical center of the capital. Although its Stare Mesto is far from the oldest among the “old cities” of Europe, the spirit of the Middle Ages is felt here especially sharply. The imagination of travelers is struck by the legendary Charles Bridge, on which, it seems, the spirits of Czech rulers still majestically walk to the wedding. And certainly it is impossible not to notice what a grandiose residence they built for themselves – Prague Castle is considered the largest castle in the world. In Prague 1, there is also an eerie, but attractive Josefov quarter., whose architecture was preserved, oddly enough, thanks to the German Nazis – they are said to have decided to leave the Jewish buildings “in memory of the disappeared lower race.” The district also includes most of the Malaya Strana, an area of opulent Baroque palaces.
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A little to the south, on the other side of the Vltava, Prague 2 is located – the district is the smallest in area, but the most important in value. Within the walls of the Vysehrad fortress standing here, a key prophecy for Prague was heard many centuries ago – the legendary Princess Libuse, who laid the foundation for the royal dynasty of the Přemyslids, predicted the prosperity and world fame of the Czech capital. Prague 2 is considered the cultural center of the city, so many monuments are here, which (like most of the buildings of the first district) are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
In neighboring Prague, 3 attractions are much less, but this does not make the area less interesting. What is the famous television tower with hundred-kilogram babies crawling on it. And although the Czechs themselves believe that the tower does not fit into the semi-medieval appearance of Prague, tourists like it. Prague 3 is the district of cheerful students; they say that there are not so many pubs and beer houses per square meter in all of Europe.
In Prague, there is not a single building higher than the Zizkov TV Tower, so the best view of the city opens from its observation deck. The Czechs joke: that’s why it’s the best, because the tower itself is not visible.
Convenient and prestigious districts are Prague 4, 5 and 6, they are not far from the center, and the bustle on the streets is much less, and the prices for accommodation are quite reasonable. These regions are ecologically clean, they are famous for their parks and squares, and in Prague 4 there is even a sandy beach – the only one in the whole city. Russian speakers love Prague-6 very much, in the local district of Dejvice there is everything that the Russian soul desires – from borscht to an Orthodox church. The best part of Prague 5 is the Smichov district, where the Lesser Town Cemetery is located, famous for its monuments of amazing beauty.
Prague 7 is a must-see, where you can find: Stromovka – one of the oldest forest parks in the Czech Republic, Troja Castle with intricate frescoes, and Prague Zoo, which is one of the ten largest zoos in the world.
Quiet and picturesque district – Prague 8, the southern quarter of which – Karlin – is adjacent to the center. Among the attractions are the Musical Theatre, the Church of Cyril and Methodius, the Negrelli Viaduct, Grabova Villa.
Prague 9 is more of a bedroom district than a tourist one. Of interest here is the Black Bridge shopping and entertainment complex, which is popular among shopping enthusiasts.
A great place for a relaxing holiday is Prague-10. From its western quarter, Vrsovice, the center can be reached on foot. There are many old religious buildings in the area.
When choosing a place to live in Prague, you should not reject those districts that are far from the center. From the sleeping areas of the city to prestigious by Moscow standards, it is within easy reach – 20 minutes by metro. And the level of well-being of all districts without exception can be envied by any European city, so in Prague you can live comfortably and feel safe in any quarter.
The districts from the 11th to the 22nd belong to the sleeping areas, they are well landscaped and landscaped.
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