Feel like home in our modern and tastefully furnished flat in a well-maintained functionalist building with a vintage art cinema.
We travel a lot and we have kept in mind what matters:
Great night sleep: the windows facing courtyard and comfy beds.
Strong shower, large and plush towels.
A TV with full Netflix access.
The flat is in Letna a „prime spot for whiling away hours at cool cafes, shops, art galleries“ (NY Times), 10 mins from the city centre.
We speak English, Spanish, Czech.
OUR GUIDE AROUND THE “ELEGANT FLAT IN PRAGUE’S COOLEST NEIGHBORHOOD”
There are many guides to Prague and Letná online such as tasteofprague.com and we have borrowed a lot from them when preparing the guide. We kept in mind our flat as a central point when taking you to places to eat, drink, shop and enjoy yourself.
A. GETTING AROUND - TRAMS AND METRO
One of the great advantages of our location is that you can walk to plenty of interesting places – parks, cafés, galleries.
If you get tired of walking, trams are the most convenient means of transport to the centre of Prague.
Since very recently you can purchase the ticket directly by a contactless card in the tram.
The trams 6, 14 and 17 are our favourite – getting on these trams means to get a cheap tour of best parts of the city.
17 – goes from Strossmayerovo náměstí and it follows the river to the Old Town, National theatre and then Vyšehrad and south of the city.
6 goes from Strossmayerovo náměstí to Náměstí Republiky, where there is a big, stylish shopping center – Paladium.
14 goes from Vltavská to the Václavské náměstí, the main square in the center of Prague.
Kamenická is a station nearest to you – with trams 25 and 1 getting you near to the Prague Castle.
You can also use the metro, C line, from Vltavská.
B. SHOPPING FOR FOOD AND GROCERIES
Best place to buy all groceries - local supermarket where you can buy anything to cook from fresh veggies to packed meat, beer, meat and cheeses. Address: Letenské náměstí 7, open 7am to 10pm Mon-Sat, 8 am to 10pm on Sun.
Smaller supermarket chain that is opened until 11 pm. 2 minutes walking distance from the flat. Ok for basic groceries. Address: Milady Horákové 33.
The Czech Republic has a large Vietnamese community and today Vietnamese-run open-all-hours corner stores are to be found throughout the country. There are several of them around Letná. One of the best and closest to you is the minimarket on the corner of Heřmanova and Haškova.
C. PARKS: WALKING, RUNNING, SIGHTSEEING
Stromovka, Prague’s largest park
Stromovka is Prague’s largest park and our favorite park!
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 roughly 100 hectare (250 acre) site 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. From time to time you’ll come across a wedding ceremony held under the romantic canopy of ancient trees. Stromovka park has its unmistakable charm and takes life at its own pace.
Letna park, a great view of the city
Letna is certainly the most famous park in Prague, also thanks to its beer garden and the fantastic view of the city that you can enjoy from there. When in the beer garden, you’ll find plenty of tables where to sit, but in summer make sure you’re there early enough to have a spot to sit – let’s say by 7-8PM.
D. CULTURAL TIPS – WALKING DISTANCE
Despite being a relatively small area, Letná is home to several museums, a gallery, cinema and theatre. Every day there is something going on and sometimes it is hard to decide where to go, as there are so many interesting events.
National Gallery Definitely worth visiting! The galery is Inside Veletržní palác (Trade Fair Palace) resides the modern and contemporary art collections of the National Gallery. Veletržní Palace is a masterpiece of Czech functionalist architecture – you can appreciate it while having a coffe in Cafe Jedna located on the ground floor: the open space is breathtaking. Simple, minimalistic, light. Chairs were manufactured in traditional Czech company TON founded in 1861. As of the offer, you can choose great quality cofee, well selected teas, local beer, wines or small meals.
Address: Dukelských hrdinů 47
National Technical Museum
One of the most popular museums in Prague, where you can find everything connected with technology in Czechoslovakia — from vehicles and aircraft to cameras and kitchen appliances. This year the National Technical Museum will feature a special exhibition called “Made in Czechoslovakia Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 6pm. Kostelní 42, 170 78, Prague. Cost: 220 CZK.
National Museum of Agriculture
Tractor lover or not, the National Museum of Agriculture is certainly worth a visit. Very popular with visitors is the Gastronomy exhibition, where you can also join occasional cooking classes with chefs from the best restaurants in Prague. Another highlight is the herbal garden on the rooftop with a picnic area and one of the best views of the city. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Kostelní 44, 170 00, Prague. Cost: 110 CZK.
Located in our building – so we must recomend it!:). Small old fashioned movie theatre is a great alternative to the huge impersonal multiplexes. There is also a cool bar, which serves as a meeting point for young artists from the nearby Academy of Fine Arts and other interesting people from the neighbourhood.
E. WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK
Our favourite for bakeries, great cakes and soups and breakfast. You can have a really good breakfast or lunch here. The bread with egg salad as a spread is an absolute delight. Coffee is also great and prices are reasonable, so reasonable that you will meet „real people“ here, old ladies, and families with kids, not just hipsters and tourists. Address: Strossmayerova náměstí 11.
Best pizza in Prague (in our opinion)! Vegan options on the menu and 4 minutes away from our place! You can order and take the pizza back home as there are not too many places to sit. The people are friendly and speak English. If you feel really lazy you can select and order on http://www.pizzaletna.cz/en/. The address is Haškova 3.
Another „real place“ 2 minutes away – you can meet youngsters here, hipsters and „normal people“. The design is terrible but the food is very good „light and full of taste, coriander, limette, felt really like Vietnamese cuisine“. The pho bo is very good – and the great thing about the place are the low prices. Good and affordable lunch or dinner. Address: Pplk. Sochora 26
From a Tripadvisor: „The food is beautifully served, and is clearly very nutritious too, with plenty of veggies featuring. Would definitely recommend. “
Serves Mediterranean fare (Iberico ham, burratinas and seafood) along with grilled meats and fish. The interiors mirror the food: nice, clean, elegant but still fun. A great place to get a copita and some Mediterranean charcuterie to go with it. Address: Kostelní 16
Lokál nad Stromovkou
Great Pilsner from the tank and classic Czech pub dishes go really well together. The atmosphere can get very lively and even spill on to the street and the park on a hot summer night. Usually very full in the evenings but they make reservations. Address: Nad Královskou obrou 31
Mr Hot Dog
The interiors are reminiscent of similar venues in London, and the hot dogs are actually solid. But the real hidden gem is their beef slider with bacon Secret tip: the panko-breaded and fried onion rings. A great stop on your way from one park to the other. Make sure to book ahead - this place can get hopelessly full 5 seconds after they open. Address: Kamenická 24
Salt’n’pepa, everybody’s favorite food truck, opened Salt’n’Pepa Kitchen in the Letná district, offering some of their staples like the duck confit burger, along with some smart cooking for the younger diner that the surrounding area seems to offer in heaps. They also serve halusky, the Slovak answer to Mac’n’cheese. Address: Milady Horákové 22
„Coffee shops don’t come much more beautiful than Cafe Letka, a beautifully run-down space attached to the Pidivadlo theatre – the colorful interiors and the old wooden tables scream Instagram likes. The menu includes espresso, breakfasts, sandwiches, small snacks and cakes. On a sunny day, this is a place where you could spend hours working or just hanging around. Insane hours means this is your place if you crave an espresso just before midnight. Address: Letohradská 44
The interiors of the former sleazy slot machine bar are fantastic: a long bar with a nice selection of spirits and cocktails and a fantastic vibe built by the architects of the Edit! studio (responsible for some of the coolest restaurant designs in Prague) sport a system of large windows that open to the street, which is a godsend on a summer day. This is a place that will make you happy all day with hearty breakfasts, good coffee and cocktails in the evening. Address: Milady Horákové 8
Cukrárna Alchymista near the Sparta football stadium boasts arguably the most beautiful backyards of any cafe in Prague, the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee and some cheesecake, which they can do really well. Address: Jana Zajíce 7
Kavárna pod Lipami
The Pod Lipami café is probably the most beautiful of all the cafes falling into the Mamacoffee empire. The single room is simple and dominated by art on the walls. A quiet, serene place that is great for a long read, although we prefer their cold drinks over the coffee. Also, it does not hurt that the cafe is located in one of the most beautiful streets in Prague, the leafy Cechova street. Address: Čechova 1
Okay, so this 24/7 Mexican burrito joint - if it’s 2am in the morning and your body craves something salty and greasy and bold in flavor, this is your best - and only - option. Vegan options available! Address: Milady Horákové 3
Letná Beer Garden
You know the spring has arrived when the Letná beer garden gets full for the first time with people craving some sunshine, a nice walk through the park, and a cold beer. Offering some of the best views of the the Old Town, the beer garden is a popular meeting spot among both locals who sit cheerfully at the communal tables. Address: Letenské sady
Our favorite for spending the night drinking beer, talking, eating fermented cheese and sausages. Great place, real, old fashioned and alive at the same time. The beer is Unětice – small brewery, very tasty. Adress: Heřmanova 6
U Prašivky/officially Kláštěrní pivnice
In case you would really like to see some real Czechs and serious beer drinking. This pub has frozen in time, there are old men drinking beer and staring into space, drunks shouting and old underground heroes enjoying themselves under posters with Czech football heroes from the 1980’s. The food is simple, tasty and very cheap - but is there only to accompany the beer. Address: Ovenecká 15
Base Camp Beer-shop
Base Camp is a small but friendly place with a very wide range of bottled beers and non-alcoholic beverages, where you may also sit down and have a drink. The range includes several hundred kinds of beer to delight lovers of Czech and European brands. A special Czech beer might be a good idea for a present from Prague!
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