Prague 1 isn’t the only place you can go exploring! In fact, many locals are convinced that true cultural immersion happens once you get away from the crowds of tourists in the historic city center. The other neighborhoods have much to offer as well—and we definitely recommend checking these out. Most are within 15 minutes of the city center by public transportation.

Divadlo Na Vinohradech

This quaint little theatre right by the Namesti Miru metro and tram stops has a rich repertoire. From ballet to Shakespeare to modern music, there is something on their calendar to suit every taste. The beautiful building alone is enough of a reason to visit this intimate venue. Tickets are typically affordable, especially when there is the option to get a student discount. If you go to a performance, be sure to have your student ID with you at the door.

National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror

The assassination of Rhinehard Heydrich is a pivotal moment in Czech history. The Czechoslovak paratroopers that carried out the Nazi official’s assassination hid out in the Cyril and Methodius church near Karlovo Namesti and the church and the crypt underneath have been preserved as a memorial to the men who fought to the death for their nation. The closest tram and metro station is Karlovo Namesti and admission is free for all visitors.

Namesti Miru

Namesti Miru is one of the central hubs of Prague 2. From this point, you can see a stunning church (we definitely recommend going inside!) as well as walk a short distance to many cafes, galleries and boutiques. This area has been one of the trendiest areas for expats for a long time, so we highly recommend checking out the nearby side streets and finding a new favorite café, shop or small park.

Riegrovy Sady

This sprawling park is over a hundred years old and the views from the hillside are completely uniqe from anywhere else in the city. There used to be vineyards in the area but now only fragments of the original buildings remain. There are restaurants, nooks and all sorts of magical places to explore, but we’ll leave those for you to find once you get to the park. The nearest tram stop is Vinohradske Trznice.

Prague 1 is great, but you’ll be shocked at all the gems there are to discover in Prague 2. We’ll be continuing this series for Prague 2-10 over the coming weeks so make sure you stay tuned to find some wonderful places that are off the beaten track. Do you think we missed anything important? We’d love to hear what you love most about Prague 2. Don’t forget to check back next week to hear more about Prague 3!