What is it that makes Holešovice today such a popular area? It represents a dream location especially for younger people. You can visit many modern bars there, together with stylish cafes and restaurants that are offering the world’s best cuisine and many other cultural and artistic venues: e.g. The La Fabrika Theatre, The DOX Centre of Contemporary Art, The Cryptoanarchy Institute of Parallel Polis.
Regular farm and design markets take place in the Holešovice Market area and the traditional cultural centres also comprise the Exhibition Grounds and the Trade Fair Palace of the National Gallery in Prague.
In the quarter where the slaughterhouse was formerly located, where you could walked through uninviting corners and breath the unpleasant smells of many local factories, people from other Prague districts are now meeting for unique cultural projects and to visit stylish luxurious venues.
And it is not just the culture and the entertainment that is thriving there. Every new free space in this lively quarter is now occupied by new flats and office spaces. The brewery ceased to function in 1998 while today offices, shops and housing units are located there. In the direction from Libeň, the main dominant feature of the quarter is the high-rise Lighthouse building dating from the beginning of the 21st Century and the older high-rise Kovo building. The area by the river is now occupied by the luxurious Prague Marina apartment houses, to which your luxurious houseboat can be anchored.
Holešovice also boasts about its luxurious green parks: while on one side the quarter is surrounded by the stunning Stromovka Park, which at this time is also undergoing a significant revitalisation, and on the other side there is Letná, which offers one of the most beautiful views of Prague.
Holešovice simply beats a modern life rhythm and every inhabitant of Prague longs to be a part of it at least for a while.