Vinohrady Architecture Walking Tour, Prague

Vinohrady Architecture Walking Tour (Self Guided), Prague

Vinohrady is a much-admired neighborhood for the beauty and elegance of its architecture. At one point in its history this area was nothing but vineyards and in fact the name Vinohrady means "vineyards". They were first planted in the 14th century during the reign of Czech king Charles IV. Today, this picturesque district is filled with grand Neo-Renaissance, Art Nouveau, Pseudo Baroque, and Neo-Gothic buildings. Many of these structures were built in the latter part of the 19th and early 20th centuries and their well-preserved façades continue to dazzle with their colors and adornments. One of the architectural highlights of the locale is the Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord, built in 1932. This eye-catching Roman Catholic place of worship was inspired by Egyptian temples and early Christian basilicas. After your church visit, check out Vinohradská Vodárna (Vinohrady Water Tower). Go up to the viewing platform of this beautiful 19th-century Neo-Renaissance turret, approximately 131 feet (40 meters) above street level. Take in the superlative views which extend as far north as the Krkonoše Mountains, close to the Polish border. Vinohrady is very near the center of Prague, so after your visit to the district, head there for its shops and restaurants.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,500 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from Apple App Store or Google Play Store to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Vinohrady Architecture Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Vinohrady Architecture Walking Tour
Guide Location: Czech Republic » Prague
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Author: naomi
Jiriho z Podebrad Square, Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord

1) Jiriho z Podebrad Square, Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord

Manesova Street

2) Manesova Street

Trebizskeho Street corner with Manesova Street

3) Trebizskeho Street corner with Manesova Street

Vinohradska Street, Vinohradsky Pavilion

4) Vinohradska Street, Vinohradsky Pavilion

Svatopluk Cech Park

5) Svatopluk Cech Park

Korunni Street, Vinohrady Water Tower

7) Korunni Street, Vinohrady Water Tower

Dykova Street

8) Dykova Street

Dykova Street corner with Ripska Street

9) Dykova Street corner with Ripska Street

Dykova Street

10) Dykova Street

Dykova Street

11) Dykova Street

Korunni Street

12) Korunni Street

Korunni Street corner with Sumavska Street

13) Korunni Street corner with Sumavska Street

Sumavska Street

14) Sumavska Street

Walking Tours in Prague, Czech Republic

Create Your Own Walk in Prague

Create Your Own Walk in Prague

Creating your own self-guided walk in Prague is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Prague Introduction Walking Tour

Prague Introduction Walking Tour

Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” Prague is home to a wealth of attractions, including more than ten major museums, numerous theatres, galleries, and plethora of historic sights.

The Czech name Praha derives from an old Slavic word práh, which means "ford" or "rapid", referring to the city's origin at a crossing point of the Vltava river. The legendary...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
New Town Walking Tour

New Town Walking Tour

The youngest (founded in 1348) and the largest (three times the size of the Old Town), the New Town (or Nove Mesto) of Prague is one of the five originally independent townships that today form the historic center of the Czech capital. This vibrant district offers a mix of historical charm and modern amenities and is traditionally dense with tourists.

At its heart lies Wenceslas Square, a...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Lesser Town Walking Tour

Lesser Town Walking Tour

Mala Strana (or "Lesser Town") is a district in Prague situated on the left bank of the Vltava River. Renowned for its architectural beauty, this is one of the capital's most historically significant neighborhoods. Back in the Middle Ages, it was predominantly populated by ethnic Germans and, in later years, despite the prevalence of Baroque in its architecture, largely retained its...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Hradcany (Castle District) Walking Tour

Hradcany (Castle District) Walking Tour

Hradcany, or the Castle District, is a historical neighborhood in Prague brimming with cultural landmarks and architectural marvels.

The area is centered around Prague Castle, reportedly the biggest castle complex in the world. Dating back as far as the 9th century, the castle has been the residence of Bohemian kings, Holy Roman emperors, leaders of socialist Czechoslovakia, and currently the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Old Town Walking Tour

Old Town Walking Tour

The Staré Město (Old Town) of Prague is a former medieval settlement that is now a lively cobblestoned hub with landmark attractions.

The area was once separated from the outside world by a semi-circular moat and a wall, hugged by the Vltava river. The moat is now covered up by streets, which form the official boundary of the Old Town. One of them, called Na Příkopě (literally “On the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Old Town Souvenir Shopping

Old Town Souvenir Shopping

Strolling through the Old Town of Prague, souvenir shopping becomes a delightful adventure. Indeed, it would be a pity to leave Prague without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original and unique to the city.

One of the prime spots for such endeavors is the Municipal House, a majestic Art Nouveau building that houses various shops and boutiques. Here,...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles

Useful Travel Guides for Planning Your Trip


Prague Shopping: 16 Distinctively Czech Products to Bring Home

Prague Shopping: 16 Distinctively Czech Products to Bring Home

Previously known mainly for its beer and ice-hockey (both for a very good reason), today's Czech Republic - and, primarily, its capital city Prague - is seen among the top European tourist destinations emerged following the breakup of the Soviet Bloc. A shooting ground for some Hollywood...
Czech Sweets and Pastries

Czech Sweets and Pastries

Once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Czechs have duly absorbed the dessert-making know-how of their Austrian neighbors to complement their own confectionery heritage deeply rooted in the Eastern European, Slavic tradition. The end result of such cultural blend is the abundance of pastries,...