Smíchov Sights | Sightseeing in Prague

Smíchov is a residential and industrial area of Prague famous for it’s brewery, shopping mall, industrial architecture, nightlife and more. Smíchov is located on the west bank of the Vltava River. The area features the Angel building a famous modern architectural gem by French architect Jean Nouvel, which is complete with an etched angel from Wim Wenders’ movie Wings of Desire on the glass façade. The Staropramen Brewery is located in Smíchov and is a popular place to visit if you are a beer lover.

 

 

 

 

  • Musaion Ethnographic Exhibition | Prague Musaion Ethnographic Exhibition

    Located in the lush green space of Petrin Hill and Kinsky Garden is the National Museum’s Musaion Ethnographic Exhibition. Since 2005 this exhibition has been housed in the Kinsky Summerhouse, an attractive Empire style building. The Museum focuses on the old regional culture of the Czech Republic specifically the material and spiritual, housing, village farming and habits, all of which are connected to today’s current way of making traditional folk crafts and holding folk activities. The museum holds various social...

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  • View of Prague from the Kinský Gardens Kinský Gardens

    Spreading over a lush 22 hectares in Prague's magnificent park area just where Smíchov meets Lesser Town, near Petřín Hill, you will find the splendid Kinský Gardens. Begun in 1825 by the patriotic Count Rudolf Kinský, these gardens were created to form a purely natural landscape without romantic excess, in celebration of the Czech National Revival, a nationalistic cultural revival movement that led into the First Republic period, celebrating all that is uniquely Czech. Located on the south-eastern slope of...

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  • Meet Factory | Exterior MeetFactory

    Located a bit further afield is the MeetFactory, an international center for contemporary art that creates an artistic platform for international talent in the city of Prague. Established in 2001 in an actual meat factory in the industrial area of Holešovice, MeetFactory, o.p.s. sought to bring to Prague a space where international contemporary artists and institutions could collaborate, a space that Prague was definitely lacking. Unfortunately the floods of 2002 destroyed such plans, however the idea of the MeetFactory lived...

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  • Staropramen Brewery | Prague Breweries | Smichov Staropramen Brewery

    In the Smichov district of Prague, an up-and-coming industrial turned hip quarter; you will find the Staropramen Brewery. This brewery produces up to half a million bottles a day, plus hundreds of thousands of kegs; Staropramen is the second largest producer of beer in the Czech Republic with a varied portfolio that consists of Staropramen, Branik, Velvet, Kelt, Belgian beers Stella Artois, Hoegaarden and Leffe, plus regional brands Ostravar, Měšťan and Vratislav. The start of the sixty minute tour commences...

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