You made a great choice by choosing Prague as your destination for affordable travel destination and great digital nomad city. Prague is a wonderful and diverse city with so many types of scenery, from the Charles Bridge to the Old Town Streets.

You might find, however, that Prague’s center is packed with tourists and is busy nearly all the time, from tours that go around in the morning to the nightlife that packs the riverside clubs at night.

Where are all the locals? They’re in Vinohrady (and beyond).

We most recently visited Prague together as a couple. We spent the first few days in the local neighborhood of Vinohrady, known for its many parks, plethora of bars and restaurants and tall pastel-colored buildings. Here, you’ll see a more typical side of life in Prague.

Looking for where to stay in Prague? We stayed at Meetme23 Hostel-Hotel which has a perfect location between Vinohrady and Prague’s famous Old Town.

Street scene in Vinohrady with a storefront and small car Red scooter parked on a residential street in Vinohrady Historic style tops of buildings in Vinohrady

Look Up at Prague TV Tower (Žižkov Television Tower)

Known as one of the world’s ugliest buildings, the Prague TV Tower can be seen from most parts of Prague, as it’s the tallest landmark. It can also help you find your way home, if you look up!

Soviet style prague tv tower behind trees Prague TV tower with old historic buildings in the foreground Close up shot of Prague TV tower and its boxy viewing spots

The TV Tower was built during the Cold War era and is rather unique-looking. You can go to the top and get a view of a whole side of the city. There’s also a restaurant and bar, where we suggest going and having a drink or snack instead of paying the admission to the viewpoint, as it could be a dab less.

Enjoy Local Life at Riegrovy Sady Park and Beer Garden

Riegrovy Sady is a large park that has it all, from running paths, to a beer garden, and to a cafe with outdoor and rooftop seating, to “Sunset Hill,” where lots of people go for sunset hour in summer with picnic blankets and beer or wine. Checking out parts is a free thing to do, helping you save money while you travel.

The beer garden is a place where locals meet up with friends, and there’s food as well. Try the kolbasa.

Prague city view from Riegrovy Sady Park during summer

Marvel at Vinohrady’s Pastel-Colored Buildings

Each street in Vinohrady has its own color palette, and most buildings are four to five stories high (sometimes more), so when looking down the street, you can get a nice multicolored perspective of architecture.

Art nouveau architecture styles in pink and green in Vinohrady residential blocks Pointy spears of Vinohrady historic buildings

Most buildings date from the late 19th century and exemplify the styles of Neo-Renaissance, Art Nouveau, Pseudo Baroque, and Neo-Gothic architecture.

Light yellow art nouveau building in Vinohrady Pastel orange balconies and windows of a historic Vinohrady building Rows of windows on an art nouveau historic building
Peach colored art nouveau building Historic art nouveau building with clock tower facade Light green pastel historic building detail in Vinohrady

Best cafes and coffeeshops in Vinohrady

Mamacoffee

Small on the inside, but has three tables for outside and great for people-watching.

La Boheme Cafe

There is a large selection of tea and so many choices of where to sit.

Cafe Na Hlas

This is a cute neighborhood cafe with great coffee and a lunch menu.

Chic outdoor seats for a cafe in Prague Golden yellow chairs and wooden tables in a shady outside cafe area

Eat Like a Local in These Vinohrady Restaurants


We hope you have fun in Prague, as it’s one of our favorite cities in Europe. Ready to travel abroad? Don’t forget to run through our travel prep checklist before you go.

Last updated on February 7th, 2020