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Every place in Prague has its particular charm. Be it a historical area or just a picturesque corner made up of small streets, every place has a specific atmosphere. The same applies to Střešovice, which can boast the last enclave of village architecture in Prague. Once again a cultural historical zone with a different look.

Hidden beauties of Prague - Střešovice as a luxury historical zone

Mgr. Jana Höger
25.Oct 2017
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This quarter is located in western Prague, wedged between Dejvice, Břevnov, Veleslavín and Hradčany. It is labelled Prague 6 and currently retains the last remains of former village life beyond the city limits.  

You can enjoy the picturesque buildings that testify to bygone times, because in the 18th Century Střešovice served as the economic centre for the Strahov Monastery. Increased construction began at the turn of the 18th and 19th Centuries. This was due to the expansion of the monastery, with newly arriving employees. Modern buildings were constructed in the 20th Century in luxury villa districts like Ořechovka, based on a project for a garden city by Jaroslav Vondrák and Jan Šenkýř. 

Genius loci of Střešovice

Apart from Ořechovka, there are other villa districts in the area, such as Baterie on the boundary between Střešovice and Břevnov. Old estate, tireless witnesses of archaic times – Petynka, Kajetánka, Malovanka. Old Střešovice (Velké Střešovice), spreading over the western slope of Střešovice Hill and its essence, represented by workers’ houses and a bell tower. In 2003, this area was declared a protected historical zone, as was Střešovičky (Malé Střešovice), where the houses are better preserved and intact.

Luxury monuments and tourist destinations

In addition to luxury houses (Müller Villa by Adolf Loos, Hypšman Villa, villa and studio of painter Emil Filla, villa and studio of painter Václav Špála), which were home to famous personalities or were designed by important architects, there are quiet locations which have been marked by the merciless tooth of time. At first glance, they look like ruins, but they conceal something magical, mysterious. They highlight the indifference of society, while concealing the secrets of the stories lived in them.

Luxusní dům na prodej, okolí Prahy - 298m
Luxusní dům na prodej, okolí Prahy - 298m, Okolí Prahy

Střešovice is undoubtedly a luxurious place for life and reminiscing.

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