Hradcany and Strahov

Hradčany (The Castle District), which is another historical Prague town, surrounds the Prague Castle.  Just like the Lesser Town, it is mainly a quarter of noble palaces that contrast with the small houses of the New World. The Strahov Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in the Czech country, still houses the Premonstratensians.  The Strahov monastic library is a real treasure.