Holesovice Walking Tour (Self Guided), Prague

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
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.

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
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.

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
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
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.
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
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.

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