Monuments of the Letná Plain

Sunday, July 24, 2022; 2.00 p.m.

The Letná Plain is one of the most popular meeting places in Prague; people come here for family gatherings, big cultural events or mass demonstrations. But what is the story of this part of Prague? When did it become such an important social spot? How was it affected by the Prague Jubilee Exhibition in 1891? And how has it been affected by traffic?

All these questions will be answered during our guided tour which will focus on the history of the Letná Plain from the end of the 19th century up to now. You will learn more about Letná’s past and present in relation to sports, about the National Technical Museum and the National Museum of Agriculture, the Ministry of the Interior famous for its façade made of glazed tiles, and the huge functionalist block of flats nicknamed “Molochov”.

Credits: archive Open House Praha

Important information:

  • The meeting point is by the staircase to Letenský zámeček restaurant (Letenské sady 341).
  • The telephone contact for the guide will be indicated on the ticket in case of emergency.
  • The tour guide will be Michal Šedivý.
  • The expected duration of the event is approx. 90 minutes.
  • The capacity of the group is limited, tickets can only be purchased in advance.
  • The organizer kindly asks all participants of this event to be attentive to other visitors and to follow current valid government regulations against the spread of Covid-19 during the tour.
  • At some events, we take photographic or video footage to document and promote them. More information here.

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