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Chvalova 3

Praha 3

This is an old building owned by two retired dancers for the national ballet. On top of teaching dance, they manage this building of rented flats. The flat on the sixth floor is the best one to look out to the center of Prague and the St. Vitus Cathdral in the Prague Castle. This was our tower flat from June to November, 2006.

The neighborhood, Zizkov, was known as the blue collar area and is very authentic. We lived near the TV Tower, a sci-fi experience built in the days of communism when it was thought that this city would be the hub of the 21st century. It served as the landmark I used to orientate myself when 'misplaced' in the city. Don't miss the giant babies crawling up the sides and the small, old Jewish cemetery at the foot of it.

It is known to be the district with the most pubs, hosting the street that has 56+ pubs, Borivojova. The challenge is to drink one beer in every pub in one day. To this day, that challenge has not been met.

Metro: Jiriho z Podebrad (green line)

Posted by Iancela 19:12 Archived in Czech Republic Tagged living_abroad

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