Instead of the usual and practically omnipresent concrete, which is typical for panel building estates, there is an enormous park in the Prague district of Stodůlky, with the Prokop Steam running through it. People living in Prague in other districts can only dream about so much greenery!
Only the panel buildings and the metro line disrupt the romance of the area.
A water reservoir called the Nepomucký Pond was also built here in the nineteen eighties. The romantic ambiance of this beautiful district is only disrupted by the panel building panorama and the tall concrete bridge for the metro line, which gives it a slightly industrial appearance.
The Prague district of Stodůlky is located in west Prague, where it covers an area along the Stodůlky, Luka, Lužiny and Nové Butovice metro stations. This is one of the biggest panel building estates in Prague, covering an area of 963.01 ha.
The original village of Stodůlky is bravely resisting the panel building estate
When they were not built on green land, the perimeter Prague districts were built either on the site of previous development, or gradually and inconspicuously crept right up to this older development. And this is what happened in Stodůlky. The core of the old village has been preserved and visitors are afforded the interesting and slightly sad spectacle of a historic village surrounded by the panel “art of socialism”.
Up to the nineteen fifties the original old village of Stodůlky was one of the most valuable villages in the area surrounding Prague from the aspect of historic monuments. What is their situation now? The area has been registered as a village monument reservation since 1995. And so we have some guarantee that the picturesque church and the original historic buildings will not be completely swallowed up by the panel buildings.