Once considered an industrial part of Prague and mainly working class neighborhood, for the last decade or so Holešovice has molded itself into a trendy residential community with an edgy industrial-chic vibe.
Browsing around you will still see charming old buildings yet to be restored as well as beautiful examples of early 20th century architecture.
20th century Holešovice
There is a true local feel brought by the small family-run shops with window displays reminding 1980′s. The famous Prague Market (Pražská tržnice)
is also here.
The new trendy Holešovice is emerging smoothly from its lively past. For example, a former paint warehouse is now home to LaFabrika, an unique space for performing and experimental arts. The old slaughterhouse at Bubenské nábřeží found its new life as SaSaZu, a fusion Asian restaurant and night club.
There is definitely a lot more worth checking out. Czech furniture manufacturer and retailer Ton in Komunardů Street is just a block away from the Italian interior design store Koncepti, which happens to share the same address with The School of Interior Design (DesignŠkola)
A simple sign on the street can take you to new discoveries – be it restaurants, shops or cafes.
Twenty7 Cafe in Holešovice, Přístavní 27/339
Holešovice brewery building from 19th century is now rebuilt into A7 Office Center with an input from the world renowned architect Frank Gehry ( yes, the same guy famous for the Dancing House). The sleek complex and its tenants – shops, restaurants and offices have become one of the must visit Holešovice attractions.
A7 Office Center, former Holešovice brewery
Contemporary art moved to Holešovice as well. The National Gallery’s Veletržní Palace came here first, its collections of modern art have been on display for several decades now.
Its rival, Dox Centre for Contemporary Art, housed by a refurbished machine factory, already made its strong statement in presenting Czech and international contemporary art and in sustaining an archive of fine arts, design shop and bookstore.
Dox Centre of Contemporary Art
Pubs, restaurants, design retailers, performing arts and art galleries, old and new – yes, you can find all the ingredients making a district trendy. Holešovice is not a prime tourist destination. Yet.
Residential Building in Holešovice