Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Prague 5 - Smichov - kinsky
Bright and spacious apartment with a great floorplan. Situated across the river from National Theatre and 10 min walk from Charles Bridge, close to the Vltava river bank. Great location in Mala Strana, near the biggest park in central Prague.
Kinsky is a nice and spacious apartment situated close to the Old Town. It is located in the center of Prague just 10 minutes away from the Charles Bridge and the National Theatre. Since you are already in the historical Mala Strana, you will be able sight-see and explore Prague very easily. The block of houses is surrounded by pleasant greenery and waterfront nearby, ideal for nice walks. Apartment Kinsky is very comfortable and allows you to relax after a long day walking around Prague. It is equipped with a bar table and leather sofas, all in a style of an English club. There is also a well-equipped kitchen offering everything you need (coffee maker, microwave oven, toaster, etc.) in order to prepare your favorite meals. If you prefer to go out for a meal, the best restaurants and bars in Prague are all located only a quarter of an hour from the apartment. Kinsky provides enough comfort for 5-8 people. It includes two bedrooms and a pull-out sofa bed in the living room, if necessary additional mattresses can be added. As all our other apartments, there is a high speed internet connection. Also the apartment is non-smoking with the option of smoking on the balconies. If you want a better idea of what the apartment looks like, scroll down to view the floor plan. The building is equipped with keyless lock codes, useful for booking at the last minute. Please note that the apartment is located on the fifth floor with no elevator.
The name of the apartment is derived from the surname of the famous Kinsky family; one of the oldest Czech noble families memorable for making Czech architecture well known thanks to many buildings in the country. The Kinsky family is known besides other things for their courage during the Nazi occupation. Along with other noble families, they addressed a declaration to the President of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, Emil Hacha. In the letter, they claimed their Czech citizenship and rejected German citizenship, causing their subsequent persecution of the German Nazi government. The Kinsky family emigrated after the Communist overthrow in 1948. Today, some of its members have returned back to manage their property and made their significant cultural heritage accessible to the public.
The apartment building is located under the Petrin hill, near the river in the area called Mala Strana. It was built in 1895 by a well-known architect, who built it for himself, explaining its good qualities. Petrin is undoubtedly the best place for those who like visiting tourist attractions as well as having a taste of nature at the same time. Just behind the building is the historical Hunger Wall, which has served to defend Prague. In 1361, the year of drought and poor harvests, the prices of bread increased severely, which left many people without enough food. In order to feed their families, the locals resorted to frequent theft, augmenting the criminal activity. King Charles IV therefore called upon the locals to build a protective wall from Petrin to the Vltava River. The construction took two years and fed many families, resolving the problem. The Prague people named the wall “The Hunger Wall”, because its battlements resembled the teeth of the starving folks building it. At the end of the street is Kinsky Square, known especially for the T34 tank, which commemorated the liberation of Prague by the Soviets in 1944. After the Velvet Revolution in 1989 an artist David Cerny painted it pink. Actually, it was not so much of a political gesture as an attempt to capture the attention of some girl. Later a fountain was built in the original location where the tank stood, but there still a little pink part of it on the square which constantly reminds us of our history. The apartment is also near the French Quarter, only a 5 minute walk from the French Lycée. For those who plan to stay in Prague for a bit longer, will appreciate the proximity to a nearby shopping center called Novy Smíchov, which is only 2 tram stops away. The tram stop (tram line 6, 9, 12, 20, 22) is right in front of the building as well
- non smoking only
- pets considered