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What you should know about Holesovice

With its eclectic mix of converted tenements and striking new developments, Holesovice is one of Prague’s most unique neighborhoods. This former industrial zone has been slowly reinventing itself as a hip residential quarter characterized by an infectious alternative vibe. Regeneration has brought prosperity and prestige to this forgotten stretch of the Vltava River, with a new harbor development and a cutting-edge contemporary art center at its heart. Cool restaurants, designer stores, and a thriving cultural scene are putting the local community of Holesovice firmly on the visitor map.

Hotels in Holesovice

Hotels in Holesovice range from small family-run establishments to major international brands, and it pays to shop around in this still-expanding market. The Art Hotel Prague is a popular 4-star hotel in Holesovice that epitomizes the neighborhood’s unique charm, featuring original paintings by local artists including the grandfather and great-grandfather of the owner, as well as a delightful secluded summer garden. Another 4-star Holesovice hotel with a difference is the Hotel Belvedere, a striking Art Deco edifice boasting a highly rated Japanese restaurant and sushi bar. You’ll also find an excellent selection of budget accommodation in Holesovice—Sir Toby’s Hostel is famous for its quirky décor and friendly communal facilities.

Things to see in Holesovice

Lovers of fine art will be spoiled for choice in Holesovice. Veletrzni Palace houses the National Gallery of Prague’s world-famous collection of Czech paintings, including Mucha’s masterwork Slav Epic. This series of 20 huge canvases by the father of Art Nouveau depicts scenes from Slavic myths and history. The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art showcases modern Czech art in a stunning new building that’s a work of art in its own right. This imaginative conversion of a disused industrial complex has swiftly become one of the neighborhood’s most popular draws, with an ever-changing exhibition program complemented by special events and guided tours. Another much-loved Holesovice landmark is its vast fruit and vegetable market, located in Prague’s former meat district. The historic halls are now filled with colorful displays of local produce, a specialist Asian market, a multitude of stores, and a tempting array of fast-food outlets.

Good for travelers on a budget

This up-and-coming quarter is the ideal base for a Prague vacation that won’t break the bank. Stay in one of the wide range of discount hotels in Holesovice, shop for bargains in its atmospheric market, and mingle with the locals in friendly bars and restaurants that offer good home-cooked food at affordable prices. If you’re visiting over the Easter period, soak up the carnival atmosphere of the annual St. Matthias’ Fair, a favorite date on the Holesovice calendar. You’ll also save on public transportation, as this central neighborhood is within walking distance of many of the city’s most popular sights.

How to get to Holesovice

Visitors arriving into Vaclav Havel International Airport can easily reach Holesovice by bus and metro, or hop in a cab for direct transfer to your Holesovice hotel. Nadrazi Holesovice railway station serves international routes from major German cities as well as Vienna and Budapest. Getting around Holesovice is quick and simple by public transportation, with plentiful metro, tram, and bus stops and frequent services. Walking is also a great way to explore this diverse neighborhood—the new green developments in particular pride themselves on being both pedestrian and cycle friendly.

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