LETNÁ PARKS are 350 m away from us. It is extensive park with grassy areas, mature trees, a colorful assortment of bushes planted on the hillsides, and a long plane tree-lined avenue provides not only a pleasant to sit and relax, but also unparalleled views of the city, especially from the Hanavský Pavilion – a unique cast-iron building with a restaurant. In the park you can spend your free time participating in sports, walking, picnicking or relaxing in the summer garden restaurant in the Letná chateau in its eastern part. The gigantic Metronome, situated in this area occupies a symbolic spot on the map of Prague. It was directly on this spot that a gigantic monument to Joseph Stalin overlooked the city. It was demolished by dynamite in 1962, many years after his death. The seven-ton Metronome was installed in 1991 and was meant to be a symbol of the new era. The area surrounding it is now a paradise for skateboarder.
CHOTEK GARDENS or Chotkovy Sady – most tourists have no idea this park exists. It is a small park, a nice green spot dotted with benches and amazing views of the city below. If you are at the Castle and looking for more splendid views, make your way here.
THE EXHIBITION GROUNDS or Výstaviště Praha Holešovice are especially interesting, with a long tradition and an attractive location near Stromovka Park. They were built for the Jubilee Exhibition of 1891. More than 50 exhibition projects, trade fairs and a wide variety of cultural and entertainment events take place here every year.
STROMOVKÁ PARK or Prague´s “Central Park” is 650 m from us. An oasis of peace and relaxation, an island of greenery in the midst of a noisy metropolis: All this and more awaits you in the Royal deer-park, better known as the Stromovka, Prague’s largest park. This site with four grill sposts is open every day to a whole gamut of visitors. Here you will find Bohemian hipsters, lovey-dovey couples, joggers, in-line skaters and cyclists, families with kids of all ages, and dogs with their owners.
REPUBLIC SQUARE or Náměstí Republiky is situated on the site of the former moat between the Old and New Towns. The large open space near the medieval city center inspired the construction of a number of significant buildings at the turn of the 20th century, such as the Municipal House (Obecní dům) near the Powder Tower (Prašná brána), the Hybernia House (Dům U Hybernů) and the Jiří z Poděbrad Barracks. A large part of the square is now a pedestrian zone connecting the two large shopping centres Palladium and Kotva. To get here from your apartment may take around 10 minutes by direct tram.
CHARLES BRIDGE or Karlův most is a historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. The bridge replaced the old Judith Bridge built 1158–1172 that had been badly damaged by a flood in 1342. This new bridge was originally called Stone Bridge (Kamenný most) or Prague Bridge (Pražský most) but has been “Charles Bridge” since 1870. As the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau) until 1841, Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city’s Old Town and adjacent areas. This “solid-land” connection made Prague important as a trade route between Eastern and Western Europe.
PRAGUE CASTLE is a castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic, dating from the 9th century. It is the official office of the President of the Czech Republic. The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia. The Bohemian Crown Jewels are kept within a hidden room inside it. One of most visited places in Prague is in 12 minutes by direct tram.
STROSSMAYEROVO NÁMĚSTÍ, which is just one block from us, has great transportation node whose east side is dominated by the pseudo-Gothic Church of St. Anthony of Padua dating back to the early 20th century. A unique nativity scene is stored here, with the figures dressed in native costumes of various Slavic nationalities.