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Strašnice, … the Garden of Prague, the Gate for Armies…

The City of Prague Museum– Main Building (Muzeum hlavního města Prahy), Na Poříčí 52, Praha 8 - Karlín, 180 00

  • Exhibition


  • Wed 25. 4. 2018 – Sun 4. 11. 2018

Strašnice is located on the right side of the Vltava river, in the eastern part of Prague, in one of its foreland.

Originally a small village with several houses, yet situated on important trade routes, Strašnice grew gradually during the 18th and 19th centuries. The building boom dates from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries and later in the early 20th century and the First Czechoslovak Republic when Strašnice was an important residential area for the Prague middle class. In the second half of the 20th century, several significant enterprises such as Tesla, Mitas and Jawa were founded in Strašnice or in neighbouring districts. This time, also many block houses were built there.

At the exhibition, you will see photographs, postcards and objects that illustrate social, cultural, and sports life (Sokol Strašnice) in this part of Prague.

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