Vincent's apartment in central Prague, one week minimum stay. For 2021, we exchange only inside Czech Republic.

73
GP/Night
1 double bed
2 simple extra beds

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What you will love about this home

We have a large apartment in the very center of Prague. It is quite large with very high ceilings, ornamental ceiling, etched glass in the interior doors. It is technically a one-bedroom, but the large living room has two sofabeds. The kitchen is also spacious. Large windows provide a lot of light. The apartment is quiet because our windows face the courtyard, not the street. Also there is mild passive air conditioning in the apartment. You don't need a car when you live in the center of Prague. So many things are in walking distance, and if you don't feel like walking the trams will take you there within minutes. Tram stops and the metro are literally a few steps away from the apartment, and the public transit is great in that the trams run often and go everywhere. Here's a video of all the things just on one street next to our apartment, the street Narodni: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXla8lcE_Bk We are interested in exchanges, not in Guest Points.

What you will love about this neighborhood

Our apartment is walking distance to Old Town, the Charles Bridge, the Vltava River. All within minutes by foot. We are also directly on the tram lines and metro lines--by tram or metro you can go anywhere in Prague in minutes, because we are in the center. Supermarkets, stores, metro, tram, shopping, beer gardens, cafes, the main square of Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske Namesti), Old Town are all around the apartment, minutes away by foot. Here's a video of all the things just on one street next to our apartment, the street Narodni: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXla8lcE_Bk There is a grassy park with fountains at Karlovo Namesti, and Petrin Hill (a large green park) is 5 minutes by tram or 15 minutes by foot. A walk across the bridge will bring you to the Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana) with its own selection of attractions, museums, churches and cathedrals and other sights to see. The Prague Castle is walking distance from the Lesser Quarter, but it's also good to take the tram if you don't want to walk. Prague Castle is about 15 minutes by tram from our apartment.

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The Lennon Wall is near the Kampa Park area in Malastrana. Tram 22 or 9 goes there from our apartment. The Lennon Wall has history from communism and now it is still an interesting place where anyone can graffiti. In the Kampa park is a good cafe. One secret place near there is the "Plague Column" on Malteske Namesti. Look closely and you can see a representation of the decapitation of St. John the Baptist! Also there is the Church of Malta. The gargoyles on St. Vitus church in the castle area are amazing, don't miss them. Notice all the decoration, because some of it is very old and some from the 20th century (on the front). On the side is an amazing gold mosaic. All around that part of the castle are churches with a lot of history. The old German-style beer hall U Fleku is very close to our apartment. It's touristy but I go there sometimes because it's great, very large, many rooms, they make their own beer, you can have lunch or dinner. On Vodickova street at Vaclavske Namesti (square) are two old-style movie theaters, Svetozor and Lucerna. When you go to Svetozor you can see a stained-glass window that says "Tesla." Near the window is the entrance to a park that is very nice because it's quiet and nice even though it is right in the busy city center. There is a children's play area in the park. Lucerna theater is in a passageway of a building with many passageways. In fact, the Lucerna building was the first building to include that classic Prague architectural style of having many passageways throughout the ground floor. I recommend walking around in there. Lucerna has a cafe/bar that looks like a movie from the 1950s or 60s, very old fashioned. In the passageway, hanging from the ceiling, is a work of art by the artist David Cerny. It represents the statue of King Vaclav that is at the top of Vaclavske Namesti. Of course, Vaclavske Nam. is the main, large, business square of Prague. At Narodni Trida, the tram/metro place near us, are a lot of practical things for you. There is a money exchange, a Tesco, the Quadrio shopping center with fast food restaurants. Walk through the Quadrio and in the back is a new work of art, a kinetic sculpture of the head of Kafka by David Cerny again. Right near the sculpture is Beas Restaurant, vegetarian Indian food, inexpensive. Around the corner from Narodni Trida, on Narodni street, is a famous cafe called The Louvre. Good for brunch. In that same building is "Rock Cafe" and a jazz club where Bill Clinton played saxophone with Vaclav Havel in the audience. Up the Narodni street where it meets the river is the very famous Cafe Slavia. It has been there many years, it was there during communism even. You can walk to Slavia in about 15 minutes. Also on Narodni is the National Brewery with an excellent outdoor eating area. This is very good for lunch or dinner. At Slavia and the river is a bridge, and in the middle of the river is a "Strelecky" island with trees and it's nice to visit. Usually things going on there in the summer. Continue along that bridge and on the other side of the river is Kampa Park area, which I mentioned above. Great for walking around. That whole other side of the river there is the "Mala Strana" (Small Side). The main square is Malostranske Namesti Don't forget the "Naplavka" river area on our side of the river. It is a place to walk on the river and eat/drink on boats and at food stands. Usually there is some live music during the summer. It's the whole river area from the Manes Tower (looks like an onion) down to the Vyton tram stop. The Manes tower has history because Vaclav Havel had an apartment across from it, and the communist secret police used to spy on him from the tower. One more thing, my favourite short history-architecture walk in my area: On the river near Naplavka is some modern architecture, The Dancing Building by Frank Gehry. Walk up the busy street from there to a church where the World War 2 paratroopers hid after they assassinated the Nazi leader Heidrich. You can see the bullet holes still on the side of the church, and there is a very good (free) memorial exhibit that you MUST visit. Then from there you can walk to a 1000-year-old Roman rotunda, address Na Rybníčku 3. So you get two buildings that are about 1000 years apart in age, and amazing WW2 history in between.

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Amenities

TV
WiFi
Dishwasher
Dryer
Washing machine
Microwave oven
Freezer
Oven
Fridge
Bathtub
Heating system
Wheelchair accessible
Baby gear
Computer
Internet
Private garden
Private pool
BBQ
A/C
Fireplace
Elevator
Private parking space
Car
Bicycle
Motorcycle
Doorman included
Cleaning person included
Satellite/cable

House rules

Smokers welcome
Pets welcome
Children welcome
Dog to feed
Cat to feed
Plants to water

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Yes, this accommodation has a wifi connection. We recommend that you discuss this with the host to ensure that the connection speed is sufficient for your needs.
This accommodation has 1 bedrooms.
The surface of this accommodation is 90m2.
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