Holesovice Walking Tour, Prague (Self Guided)

Holešovice is a suburb in the north of Prague situated on a meander of the river Vltava. In the past it was a heavily industrial area, while today it is home to the main site of the Prague's National Gallery, the Veletržní palác, and one of the largest railway stations in Prague, Nádraží Holešovice. Take this tour to enjoy what Holešovice area has to offer.
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Holesovice Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Holesovice Walking Tour
Guide Location: Czech Republic » Prague (See other walking tours in Prague)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km
Author: vickyc
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DOX Centre for Contemporary Art

1) DOX Centre for Contemporary Art

Dox gallery shows contemporary art of the changing world of today. It is a private gallery. It has always new exhibitions of Czech and international artists. There are paintings of José Maria Cano. His works costs tens thousands euro.
Opening hours: Monday: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm; Tuesday: closed; Wednesday: 11.00 am – 7.00 pm; Thursday: 11.00 am – 9.00 pm; Friday: 11.00 am – 7.00 pm; Saturday: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm; Sunday: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm.
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Lapidarium

2) Lapidarium

Lapidarium is a part of National Museum that can present visitors the original stone sculptures from 11th to 19th century. In 1995 it was among 10 best exhibitions of European museums.

Opening hours: Wednesday: 10 AM–4 PM; Thursday–Sunday: 12 NOON–6 PM
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National Gallery in Veletrzni Palace

3) National Gallery in Veletrzni Palace (must see)

The National Gallery exhibits its collections in different places of Prague. The largest exhibition is in Veletržní Palác. Here you will find sculptures of famous Rodin, masterpieces of impressionists and very nice Czech presentations of art in various domains.

Why You Should Visit:
Situated in a neighborhood less visited by tourists stuffed with artifacts of modern and contemporary art, including the definitive chronologically-organized collection of Czech Art.

Tip:
Has a nice café and an incredible, well-stocked Art Bookstore with prices that are generally lower than in the Old Town.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 10am–6pm
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National Technical Museum

4) National Technical Museum

Even if you aren’t really into technology, don’t give the National Technical Museum a miss - you won’t be disappointed. This museum was founded in 1908 and holds the most important and impressive collection of historical vehicles and instruments in the Czech Republic.

The four floors of the museum hold six permanent exhibitions of over 50,000 objects and curios. In the Transport Hall you can admire over 100 trains, airplanes are suspended from the ceiling and there is a wonderful collection of cars and bicycles. Ships are represented by perfectly scaled-down models.

The Measurement of Time Hall displays clocks of all styles and sizes and some of them are so intricate it’s hard to understand the time on them. There are also astronomical instruments and charts of the heavens that make you realize just how important and advanced astronomy has been over the centuries. The Inter-camera Exhibition holds a wide range of cameras and cinematographic equipment and in the basement where the Mining Exhibition is held there is a replica of a coal mine.

Other collections include Archives with over 250 000 books and scrolls, Exact Sciences and Architecture, while in the Hobbies and Activities Section you will find minerals and gemstones, geology data and a photo collection.

There is a very good gift shop for your souvenirs and after you have visited the museum you can have a well-earned cup of tea in the museum café.

Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Letna Park

5) Letna Park

Located on a plateau above the city it is one of most beautiful places in Prague. From centuries ago till present days the park provided to its visitors pleasant peaceful time within the bursting capital city. The huge park once accommodated the largest Soviet group monument with a high of 15.5 meters, from nowadays not much is left. With its wide walkways, the river bank and the beautiful trees it is one of best places in Prague for a relaxing walk.
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Flea at Čechův Bridge

6) Flea at Čechův Bridge

Flea at Čechův Bridge is a weekly Prague flea market that is located in the Staré Město district. The market is along the Vltava River bank under the Čechův Bridge. Over here, you can find a wide assortment of antique and vintage goods, such as old books, knick-knacks, handmade jewelry, male and female retro clothes, LP records, toys, pottery, lighting, glassware and many more. Flea at Čechův Bridge, which was founded by Pavel Šik in 2009, aims to present a wide collection of vintage finds to Prague residents and visitors. Pavel Šik also organizes the Namesti Miru Flea Market, which is located in the Vinohrady district.

Operation Hours Every first three Saturdays of the month: 9 am - 4 pm
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Zlata Praha Restaurant

7) Zlata Praha Restaurant

Zlata Praha Restaurant is a roof restaurant of the InterContinental Hotel. It is one of the nicest dining places to contemplate incredible views of Prague. The restaurant's menu includes both Czech and international cuisine.

Walking Tours in Prague, Czech Republic

Create Your Own Walk in Prague

Create Your Own Walk in Prague

Creating your own self-guided walk in Prague is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Prague Nightlife

Prague Nightlife

Prague offers fascinating night entertainment. It has a lot of clubs and discos. Check out the most popular nightlife spots in Central Prague in the following self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Nove Mesto Walking Tour

Nove Mesto Walking Tour

Nové Město (“New Town” in Czech) is a district in Prague, the youngest (est. 1348) and the largest (three times the size of the Old Town) of the five originally independent townships that form today's historic center of the Czech capital. The area bears great historic significance and is traditionally dense with tourists. Among the attractions found here are the Dancing House (named so...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Josefov Walking Tour

Josefov Walking Tour

Josefov, formerly the Jewish ghetto of the town, is completely surrounded by Prague Staré Město. Here you can find beautiful and historically important synagogues, as well as art galleries and museums. This tour will help you to explore the most interesting sites of the Jewish quarter.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Stare Mesto Museums Tour

Stare Mesto Museums Tour

There are many renowned historical and contemporary museums in Prague. They are usually located in old palaces that are monuments themselves. You can get the feel of the past and present of the Czech Republic while visiting some of the following museums in Staré Město area of Prague.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Stare Mesto Orientation Walk

Stare Mesto Orientation Walk

Old Town (Czech: Staré Město) is a medieval settlement of Prague, once separated from the outside by a semi-circular moat and wall, connected to the Vltava at both of its ends. The moat is now covered up by the streets, which remain the official boundary of the cadastral district of Old Town. Notable places in the Old Town include the Old Town Square, Astronomical Clock, Kinsky Palace and many...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Hradcany Walk

Hradcany Walk

Hradčany, or the Castle District, is an area in Prague surrounding the Prague Castle. The latter is said to be the biggest castle in the world (measuring some 570 meters long and approximate 130 meters wide). Going back in history as far as the 9th century, the castle has been the seat of power for Bohemian kings, Holy Roman emperors, leaders of Czechoslovakia and is currently the official...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Prague for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Prague has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Saving Money with City Passes


To save yourself time and money visiting Prague's multiple sights, you may want to resort to the so-called city passes, such as the Prague City Pass (by Ticketbar), Prague City Pass (by Musement), or Prague City Pass (by Viator).

A city pass combines all or multiple Prague's top highlights, tours and experiences in one prepaid attractions pass, using which you can save incredible amounts on general admission fees as compared to purchasing tickets separately. Often, a city pass also allows you to skip the lines at major attractions, thus saving you precious time.

Staying at Walk-Friendly Hotels


Since you're keen on exploring cities on foot (we assume that you are, and this is why you're here), it is important that you stay at a hotel close to the city's major attractions. It saves you time and energy. Here are a few Prague hotels conveniently located for a comfortable stroll: Hotel Lippert, Old Town Square Hotel, Grand Hotel Praha.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Prague, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.

Exploring City on Guided Tours


We have a strong bias towards exploring a city on foot, at your own pace, because this is how you get to see things up close with a maximum freedom. You decide how much time you wish to spend at each attraction and don't have to worry about following a crowd. That said, however, we also understand that some of you may want to go with a guided tour. If that is your case, here are some guided tours to consider. Be ready to fork out a bit of money, though, as a guided tour of Prague typically costs somewhere between US$25+ and US$85+ per person:

- Board a hop-on hop-off double-decker to admire Prague's best-known landmarks in comfort from the open top of the bus listening in the headsets to the commentary provided in a variety of languages, and be able to get on and off at any of the stops along the three interconnecting routes (the ticket is valid for all three). For extra fun, enhance the experience with a complementary walking tour of the Jewish Quarter or Prague Castle!

- Embark on a self-balancing Segway tour of Prague – this usually lasts about 2 hours and allows visitors to get a real sense of the Czech capital. Most people (even those aged 70+) find it quite fun and convenient, enabling to cover much more ground than you otherwise could have done by walking.

- Pedal your way around Prague on a 2-hour bike tour exploring the city's exceptional architecture and spectacular landmarks, watching the surroundings, and learning much about the Czech capital from an informative group leader, making halfway through a 30 minute refreshment stop at the Vltava riverside pub.

- Acquaint yourself with the secrets and wicked stories of the magical Golden Lane of Prague and gain insight into one of Europe's largest medieval castles on a 3.5-hour historical walk to the renowned Prague Castle and other gems of the Czech capital!

- Take a 3-hour walk to discover Prague’s Old Town and other downtown highlights including the Jewish quarter for a chance to learn about the centuries-long fascinating and complicated history of Prague and the Prague Jews in particular. In addition to the beautiful historic architecture, enjoy a free drink during a break!

- Discover Prague with the taste of beer on a relaxing 1.5-hour tasting session sampling some of the best brews the city has to offer! Learn some secrets of professional beer tasting and brewing traditions of the Czech Republic. A truly insightful introduction to the city's beer culture renowned for its pilsners, porters and other brews!

Day Trips


If you have a day to spare whilst in Prague, why not use it to explore some of the out-of-town destinations like Terezin, Kutna Hora, Cesky Krumlov, or Karlstejn Castle. For as little as circa US$45+ to US$80+ per person you will get a chance to discover the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage sites including medieval city with hundreds of historic buildings, see the «Pearl of the Renaissance» castle - one of the most important historic sites in Central Europe, explore the picturesque south Bohemian countryside, visit a 13th century silver mine town - once the rich and powerful seat of the royal mint, embark on an educational journey into a former Jewish ghetto for some chilling insights into the grim World War II period, and more. For any of these tours you will be picked up straight from your hotel in Prague and transported by a comfortable air-conditioned coach or private vehicle to the destination of your choice and back again.