Vinohrady beautiful residential area of Prague, which has a reputation of prestigious and elegant area. It covers the administrative part of Prague 2, Prague 3 and Prague 10. Most of its buildings in the neo-Renaissance, modern, pseudo-Baroque and neo-Gothic buildings in the second half of the XIX century and the first half of the XX-th, and many of them have been restored with an amazing variety of color and architectural details.
Vinohrady is approximately given by the park Riegrovy Gardens (Riegrovy sady) to the north, the park Havlickovy Gardens (Havlíčkovy sady) in the south, Legerova (Legerova) Street to the west, and the area of Jiri Podebrady (Jiřího z Poděbrad) to the east, and from there all way to the east between Vinohradská and Ruská streets lead to the cemetery Vinohrady.
Vinohrady Theater (Divadlo na Vinohradech)
Vinohrady Theatre in modern style is a major dramatic scenes in Prague. Hundreds of popular actors, playwrights, directors and theater Vinohrady honored by his presence and talent.
History of Vinohrady
Vinohrady name means «vineyard». The area was actually covered with vineyards, from the XIV century, when the King of Bohemia Charles IV planted them there, right at the time when the new town was built. The vineyards were grown for about four centuries, and later in their place were gardens and constructed residential buildings.
Independent community Vinohrady was founded in 1849, covers the area of today’s Vinohrady and Zizkov. The area was divided into the King’s Vinohrady (Královské Vinohrady) and Zizkov in 1875. King’s Vinohrady received city status in 1879. Tram line between stations Muzeum and Flora began work in 1897. King’s Vineyards were included in larger Prague as a district in 1922 and the name was shortened to Vinohrady in 1968.
There are several parks and gardens, located in the Vinohrady district, ideal for a good night’s walk. The largest Riegrovy gardens in the north and the south Havlickovy gardens.