Vinohrady Sights | Prague Sightseeing

Vinohrady, a cadastral district in the city of Prague, covers Prague 2, 10, and 3. The name of the residential district, which means vineyards in English, received its name from the 14th century vineyards that covered the area in tasty grapes and vines. From 1867 to 1968, the area was called the Royal Vineyards or Kralovske Vinohrady; some houses still bear the old addresses on blue signs. Vinohrady is considered the wealthier section of Prague and is home to a large number of expatriates.

  • St. Ludmila | Church | Vinohrady St. Ludmila

    Overlooking Peace Square, this imposing neo Gothic church, built from 1888 to 1893, is gorgeous with its massive twin towers pointed towards the heavens. The exterior of this neo Gothic church is impressive, but the interior is simply stunning, with its multi colored walls painted with bright reds, vivid teals and lovely golden decorations. The interior bears a colorful resemblance to the great basilica of St. Mary in Krakow, Poland. Famous artists and sculptors of the time were commissioned to...

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  • Saloun's Villa | Prague Sights | Vinohrady Saloun's Villa

    Saloun's Villa, located in a quiet area of Vinohrady, is a former studio of the Czech sculptor Ladislav Saloun (1870-1946), a leading figure of Czech Art Nouveau symbolism and the author of the famous Jan Hus memorial in the Old Town Square finished in 1915. Saloun's Villa is a unique gem of Art Nouveau architecture, which was built between 1908 and 1910 and finished in 1911. Saloun decided to build his new studio after his project won the competition to...

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  • Prague | Vinohrady Theater Interior | Photo by Dolce Vita Vinohrady Theater

    The lovely Art Nouveau Vinohrady Theater sits on the side of the grand church of St. Ludmila in the neighborhood of Vinohrady. The dominant Art Nouveau theater, home to one of the main drama scenes in Prague opened on November 24, 1907. Hundreds of popular actors, playwrights, and directors have graced the Vinohrady Theater with their presence and talent. The current talents heading the theater are main director Tomáš Töpfer with artistic director Martin Stropnický. Under their watchful eyes the theater...

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  • Prague | Vinohrady | Photo by Dolce Vita Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord

    This strange train station like church was built in 1932 and is one of the most unique structures in the city of Prague. Unlike the majority of churches in Prague, this one, although built in 1932, is modern in comparison with the hundred plus year old churches in Prague. The Slovenian architect Joze Plecnik was also responsible for some innovative additions to Prague Castle. The strange brick church on Jiřího z Poděbrad Square showcases a massive tower complete with a...

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  • Riegrovy Sady | Prague Public Parks Riegrovy Sady

    Located in the gorgeous Art Nouveau district of Vinohrady bordering Zizkov is the lush and rather large Riegrovy Sady (Rieger’s Park). This pleasant park stretches between Italská, Chopinova, Polská, and Vozová streets and is one of the most popular leisure spots in Prague 2. The park takes its name from František Ladislav Rieger, a Czech politician. At the main entrance of Riegrovy Sady off of Italská Street there is a statue by Josef Václav Myslbek of Rieger from 1913. The...

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  • Prague Communist Era Architecture | Zizkov Television Tower The Zizkov Television Tower

    The Zizkov Television Tower at 216 meters is the highest structure in the city of Prague. Built between 1985 and 1992, started by the Communists, the tower was once resented by local inhabitants, as the megalomaniac tower forever changed the skyline of Prague and also destroyed part of a centuries old Jewish cemetery where the foundations of the tower are located. The reputation among Czechs has changed over time due to a strange art installation in 2000 from the famous...

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  • Namesti Miru | Prague Christmas Markets Namesti Miru Christmas Market

    Set in the romantic Peace Square is this intimate Christmas market, frequented by Czechs more than tourists. The Namesti Miru Christmas market features more handmade goods than the touristy products that the Old Town Square market sells. At the Namesti Miru Christmas market you can find goods such as handmade soaps and lotions, jewelry, wooden toys, ceramic decorations, crystals, scarves and so on. The imposing neo Gothic Church of St. Ludmila overlooks the wintery Christmas market, complete with a massive...

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  • Jiřího z Poděbrad Square Jiřího z Poděbrad Square

    An excellent starting point for a stroll around Vinohrady, Jiřího z Poděbrad Square, sits on the border between Prague 2 and Prague 3 and the blurred line that is the border between the Žižkov and Vinohrady neighborhoods. Jiřího z Poděbrad Square, or Jiřák to locals, was named after the famous Hussite King Jiří z Poděbrad (George of Podebrady) from the 15th century, who was famous as a moderate Hussite leader attempting to establish peace during his reign, and who tried...

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  • Havlíčkovy - Grébovka Park Havlíčkovy - Grébovka Park

    Located in the pretty neighborhood of Vinohrady, a district famous for being dotted with pastel Art Nouveau facades, green spaces and good eateries is Havlíčkovy - Grébovka Park. This is one of the city’s large parks and it is a wonderful setting to behold. The sloping park is characterized by a variety of massive, ancient trees, winding paths, a lovely Neo Renaissance palace, a wooden Victorianesque wine pavilion perched next to a vineyard, several historic houses (one used as a...

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