Architecture & Coffee
First let's kick off with our favourite summer place to go to and enjoy some of the hot days here. Best with your whole family. This natural area along the banks of the Vltava River offers grassy and sand beaches, a number of multi functional sports courts, a wide range of fun attractions, and refreshments for spending some quality time with friends and family. You can even have a picnic by the river. From spring to fall, it is the site of a wide spectrum of cultural and social events.
Villa Rothmayer is one of the modern architecture gems from the 20th century. Two-storey house was built by architect Otto Rothmayer (1892-1966) for his family between 1928-1929. Inspiration arising from the Mediterranean style, which architect Josip Plečnik propagated in our lands, reflects in the design of Rothmayer’s villa. The villa has been completely renovated and is now open to the public.
The villa, built from 1928 to 1930 is a chef-d'oeuvre of world architectural avant-garde. František Müller was a prominent member of Czech society and he gave the project for his own representative home to one of the greatest architects of the time – Adolf Loos. The construction is superficially strictly functionalist; of primary interest is its internal layout, the Raumplan.
Alf & BetDIRECTIONS
Hit the road and deliver yourself to their old button warehouse, what a place. They store coffee beans instead of buttons though and from the oven they pull out breads that are crunchy and fresh every single time. They also recently started to roast coffee in the house so you are coming right to the beautiful smelling source. Smell, taste, smile...
The Baba Settlement is a First Republic functionalist villa colony on the southeastern part of the Baba promontory in Dejvice, Prague 6. It was built as one of the six European colonies of modern housing, which arose on the initiative of the Werkbund in the late 1920s and early 1930s. These colonies were to promote modern functionalist construction, affordable for the wider public.
Love at a first sip! The perfect combination of one of the best espresso bars in town and their close relationship with probably the best Prague coffee roasters Candycane Coffee. Apart from that, there is a holder of the Barista of the Year title in their team. The best part though is that it will take you less than a minute to walk from our hotel to reach this bar!
Maternity hospital ApolinářDIRECTIONS
The building of the U Apolináře hospital was built as a modern maternity hospital at the instigation of Count František Thun-Hohenstein. The construction took place between 1865 and 1875. The author is the Czech architect and builder Josef Hlávka. After studying the medical literature on obstetrics, he designed a square floor plan of a building with a four-winged core and a rectangular inner courtyard. To this day, this famous building is considered one of the most successful neo-Gothic buildings in our country.
EMA Espresso BarDIRECTIONS
The most popular, the busiest, and definitely one of the best espresso bars in Prague. The café and its baristas have earned a number of industry awards. Their coffee selection alternates between well-known European roasters and smaller, local discoveries. EMA also excels in its offer of homemade baked goods. Try their Czech buns, Prague kolache, or at least a Linzer heart cookie. Warning: during peak hours, the lines are long.
Unquestionably the main landmark of the Žižkov district, at 216 m in height, it's also the tallest building in the city. With a 360° view, Prague is laid out before your eyes from the viewing platform at 93 m. One entire floor is dedicated to relaxation and above all to top quality gourmet experiences. The architects Václav Aulický and Jiří Kozák designed the tower in the 1980s. Ten giant sculptures of babies by leading Czech artist David Černý crawl all over the outside of the tower.
Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our LordDIRECTIONS
At first glance, the most striking feature of this church is the enormous glass clock with a 7.6 m diameter dial on the 42 m high flat tower that spans the entire width of the façade. The design of this distinctive modern building was inspired by old Christian architecture and is the work of the famous Slovenian architect Josip Plečnik. It was built from 1928 to 1932, and evokes Noah's Ark. An interesting fact about this, the most significant Czech sacral building of the 20th century, is the lack of a pulpit.
They are a specialty coffee shop based in Dejvice district, Prague 6. No doubt that the quality is what they aim for. You are welcomed with their motto right at the entrance that says “No Sugar, No WiFi, No Cash”. Yep, another place in Prague where you need just a payment card on you. It is a light and airy place filled with beautiful green plants making it never crowded and comfortable. And that is where a proper cup of coffee is supposed to be tasted. They will make sure every single cup is served the best possible way.