What you might not know about Letňany.
Letňany is located in the city district of Prague 9 and it is a part of Prague 18. It used to be a separate village which is first mentioned back in 1347! Letňany had one of the most important Czechoslovak airports, which was built after the military factory LETOV was transferred here from Kbely in 1925. Today, of course, the airport is not in operation, instead it houses the Research and Testing Aviation Institute.
Do you like what Letňany looks like today?
The location gained its current appearance after the revolution, when supermarkets and later a shopping center were built in this outlying district of Prague. In the 70s and 80s of the last century, a huge housing estate of blocks of flats emerged in this area, which for many years dictated the atmosphere of the whole neighbourhood. And it is still there, although you can find villas and houses between the blocks of flats that remain here from the original village.
Letňany full of colour attracts many people for living
The blocks are being repaired and new housing units are being built here. Are you familiar with the project Colourful Letňany? Yes, it is about apartment buildings that have different facade colours. You can find the Red, Yellow or Blue Houses here. The reconstruction and construction of new apartment buildings attracts many people to this neighborhood, to which the introduction of metro line C in 2008 has also contributed.
And it's not just that. There are very good civic amenities in Letňany. The main advantage, of course, is in the shopping center, where you can get everything. There are also plenty of schools and kindergartens, offices and restaurants in Letňany. There is a public swimming pool and a skating arena. The advantage for many is also the proximity of the Prague circle.
Famous people from Letňany
Among the famous people of the Czech nation connected with Letňany is former communist president Antonín Novotný, who was born here in 1904. Apart from him, tennis player Lucie Hradecká and footballer Pavel Pergl were also born here.