On HomeAway, holiday apartments in Prague 10 – Vrsovice would be perfect for couples who wants a taste of city life that’s a little removed from the bustle of centre. Your apartment in Prague 10 - Vrsovice will be a well-appointed base, complete with wi-fi and satellite TV. This is a relaxed, residential district with spacious parks, authentic pubs and local shops, recognised by its grand apartment blocks dating from the early 20th Century. From your Prague 10 – Vrsovice holiday home you’ll have good connections to the tourist centres, reaching the Old Town in just a few minutes in the metro or train.
-Old town. The ensemble of historic structures in the Old Town is UNESCO listed. Here on the side of the Old Town Hall Tower you’ll see the Astronomical Clock, which, dating back to the 15th Century, is the oldest clock of its kind still working. You can also learn about Prague’s Jewish heritage at sites like the Old New Synagogue, the oldest active synagogue in Europe.
-Castle district. Across the magnificent Charles Bridge, which is also from medieval times and extends for 500 metres, is the Lesser Town and Prague Castle, also home to volumes of historical interest. The castle is the former seat of a succession of kings and emperors, and is now the base for the Czech Republic’s president. Among the many buildings that need to be seen here is St. Vitus Cathedral, which has a huge interior, boasting Gothic, renaissance and baroque styles.
-Culture. Prague Castle houses numerous museums, including a branch of the National Gallery displaying baroque and mannerist art from the Bohemian region, as well as a fascinating Toy Museum. In the imposing Sternberg Palace you can also see a fantastic collection of art from the 14th to 18th Centuries, by the likes of Goya, van Dyck, Rubens, El Greco and Tintoretto.
-Local sights. The Vrsovice neighbourhood is characterised by its lovely examples of art nouveau architecture, but also has older fragments, like St Nicholas Church from 1374. To see a piece of late-communist-era architecture and take in one of the best views of the city, head north to the Zizkov Tower. It’s a television tower completed in 1993, standing 216 metres in height, with a restaurant and observation pods.
-Food and drink. Beer has a history in the region that can be traced back to the 10th Century, and one of the best-known Czech brands, Staropramen is produced in Prague. Pilsner was invented here – the world’s first was Pilsner Urquell - and Prague is proud of perhaps its most famous product. Be sure to try the traditional bar snacks served at bars and beer gardens in Prague, or enjoy beer at its freshest at a tank pub or microbrewery.
There’s a big difference in the weather from season to season. Arrive between November and March, and it’s likely to be cold in Prague. Snow is quite regular in the winter, and temperatures barely peak above freezing in December and January. The transition to spring is very quick, and by May there are highs in the upper teens. If you’re coming to a holiday rental in Prague 10 – Vrsovice in the summer then you should get sunny weather, and daily highs that range between 21 and 26 degrees.
By air you can reach your holiday home in Prague 10 – Vrsovice with Vaclav Havel Airport (PRG). It’s the largest international airport to be found in the newer EU states, and is especially well served by traffic to and from the UK. You can catch a taxi, or a public or private bus to the city from the terminal, and the journey shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes. The Vrsovice area has a metro stop to the north at Flora on the A line. There’s also a commuter railway station, Praha-Vrsovice, only one stop from Prague’s main train station.