Smichov Walking Tour, Prague

The Prague district of Smíchov is situated on the west bank of the Vltava River, and for much of its early history was an agricultural area. Then came the Industrial Revolution and its factories and workshops. In the last two decades, the locale has undergone a dramatic transformation, and is now an upscale neighborhood with newly renovated houses. Visitors come for its shops, restaurants, bars and cultural attractions. For some delightful retail therapy, head to Nový Smíchov shopping center, right by the metro station. There are three floors of shops and restaurants to explore. Fans of architecture may want to look over the Angel building, a vast glass edifice by French architect Jean Nouvel. On its façade is etched the angel from Wim Wenders’ movie Wings of Desire. Elsewhere in Smíchov, relax in any of the small squares that form mini parks. They include Arbesovo náměstí and Náměstí 14. Října. The neighborhood has also earned a good reputation as a nighttime hangout, especially because of its trendy restaurants. There is also a good selection of pubs with one of the stellar attractions being the Staropramen Brewery, a Prague brewer since 1869. Book a guided tour and then sample some of the produce.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Smichov Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Smichov Walking Tour
Guide Location: Czech Republic » Prague
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Author: naomi
Kinských Square, Justice Palace

1) Kinských Square, Justice Palace

Stefanikova Street, Portheimka Cafe

4) Stefanikova Street, Portheimka Cafe

Stefanikova Street, Saint Wenceslas Church

5) Stefanikova Street, Saint Wenceslas Church

Plzenska Street, Novy Smichov Shopping Center

7) Plzenska Street, Novy Smichov Shopping Center

14th Of October Square, National House Smíchov

9) 14th Of October Square, National House Smíchov

Lidicka Street corner with Svornosti Street

11) Lidicka Street corner with Svornosti Street

Horejsi Waterfront, Botel Admiral

13) Horejsi Waterfront, Botel Admiral

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