Snubbed by tourists, the Vinohrady district is sought after by the people of Prague. Hunt for villas and vineyards in Prague's most 'in' area!
Almost completely uninhabited until 200 years ago, Vinohrady is now a beautiful residential area of Prague with a reputation for prestige and elegance: living here or, better still, owning a house in the area is truly a status symbol.
If it is damn chic for the people of Prague, Vinohrady does not exert the same charm on tourists, who often snub it because none of the famous attractions mentioned in guidebooks can be found here.
True, there are none, but it is pleasant to wander around this refined neighbourhood that boasts many parks and some of the best restaurants and cafés in the city as well as Prague’s only ‘city’ vineyards.
The name ‘Vinohrady’ literally means ‘vineyards’. This is no coincidence: the hills in the area were once covered with vineyards. Even today you can enjoy the relaxing view of a vineyard while sipping a glass of wine at Vinicni Altan, a lovely wooden building where wines produced in the area are served, as well as the best Czech wines and a good selection of international wines.
The streets of Vinohrady
The central square in Vinohrady is Peace Square (in Czech Namesti Miru), whose name is a legacy of the communist era. Here you will find the neo-Gothic Church of St Ludmilla and the Vinohrady Theatre.
If you want to daydream (perhaps of becoming a billionaire), stroll through the chicest streets of Vinohrady, lined with rich private villas or modern luxury flats with prices that are not that much less than houses in Paris or London. The most ‘in’ streets are Lužická, Hradešínská and Na Šafránce.
Where is located
The Vinohrady district is roughly bounded by the Riegrovy Sady park to the north, Legerova Street to the west and Jirího z Podebrad Square to the east, from where it continues south-east between Vinohradská and Ruská Streets to the Vinohrady cemetery.