Photos and Description of this holiday apartment in Prague 5 - Smichov - Nova
Studio, across the river from National Theatre and 10 min walk from Charles Bridge, close to the Vltava river bank. Situated in Mala Strana, near the biggest park in central Prague.
Nova is a modern, affordable, well-furnished studio, perfect for one person or a couple. Since it is well-situated in the center of Prague, it is very easy to discover the beauties of the city. The apartment is located in the historical part called Mala Strana, which is very close to the Prague Castle or only 10 minutes from Charles Bridge. It takes under 30 minutes to get to most of Prague’s tourist attractions and the best restaurants and bars in the city. The apartment offers a comfortable pull-out sofa and a kitchen equipped with everything needed to make simple meals (coffee maker, microwave, toaster etc.)There is also a high speed internet connection available, convenient for work or just planning another Prague trip. Apartment Nova is on the third floor without an elevator and has a smaller bathroom than our other apartments, which makes it more affordable. It is also non-smoking, with the option of smoking on the balcony. The building itself is equipped with keyless code locks, which is practical for last minute reservations. For a better idea of what the apartment looks like scroll down for a view of the floor plan.
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 the 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 apparently 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 as a bus stop, line 176.
- non smoking only
- pets considered