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A guide to local favorites in Vrsovice

View from Grebovka.
  • By Lenka Kabrhelova
  • Photos by Lenka Grabicova
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If you had told residents of Vrsovice two decades ago that their neighborhood would turn into Prague’s “hippest region,” they would have probably laughed. Today, the focus is mostly turned on Krymska Street, the epicenter of the gastropub-cafe hipster earthquake. But Vrsovice is more than just one gentrified avenue. A bohemian vibe and working-class spirit combined with a mix of industrial, modernist and Art Deco architecture make it a special quarter worth visiting.

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Lenka came to Prague in 2018 after a decade of living abroad. A Czech native, she has dedicated equal time to the East and the West, having worked in Moscow and Washington. In a pursuit of equilibrium, she finally returned home to Central Europe. She misses being asked: “Where are you from?”

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Vrsovice

Havlicek Gardens
A beautiful park designed in Italian Renaissance style ideal for a picnic or a stroll. Also called Grebovka, it has gorgeous views of the city, fountains, lakes, its own vineyard and a garden cafe. It’s open until midnight every day.
Havlicek Gardens, Prague 2, 120 00
Kino Pilotu
This movie theater dating to the 1930s was run by a union of Czechoslovak pilots, hence its name. You can get a coffee or a drink in a tiny bistro upstairs.
Kino Pilotu, Donska 168/19, Prague 10, 101 00
Na brehu Rhony
Grab a glass and pour yourself some wine! You are your own waiter here; the staff trusts you enough to let you count your own drinks. Choose from a selection of biodynamic wines from Rhone Valley in France.
Na brehu Rhony, Francouzska 246/84, Prague 10, 101 00
Bohemians Stadium
The “kangaroos” are a legend of the national soccer league and a local institution. The century-old club adopted the animal as its mascot after it was given a couple of kangaroos during a tour of Australia in 1927.
Bohemians Stadium, Vrsovicka 1489/31, Prague 10, 101 00
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Lenka Kabrhelova
Lenka came to Prague in 2018 after a decade of living abroad. A Czech native, she has dedicated equal time to the East and the West, having worked in Moscow and Washington. In a pursuit of equilibrium, she finally returned home to Central Europe. She misses being asked: “Where are you from?”
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Lenka Grabicova
Lenka is a contributing photographer to The Washington Post based in Prague.

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