Sparta Stadion in Holesovice

Cafe bar Ouky Douky in Holesovice

St Anthony, Church in Strossmayer Square

Stvanice Island, Tenis kurt

About Holesovice

The life of the more remote Holesovice (earlier also Holejšovice or Holýšovice) developed quite differently from Bubny with its fisheries. It was mainly an agricultural settlement. The name of Holesovice is first mentioned in historical records in 1228 as royal property. Up to the 16th century this farming hamlet did not develop in any way and the number of farms there remained the same. Only in the 18th century did the farms start to decline and from the mid-19th century Holesovice was gradually transformed into a city suburb.


In 1850 Holesovice was merged with Bubny into a single Prague urban district, although the two parts continued to develop in relative independence of each other. From the end of the 19th century Bubny was directly connected with Prague by a chain bridge and served mainly as a district of residential apartment blocks, while Holesovice concentrated more on the building factories and became a peripheral industrial district.

St Anthonio In 1884 Holešovice-Bubny was incorporated into the City of Prague as its seventh district (after the Old Town, the New Town, the Lesser Town, Hradčany, Josefov and Vyšehrad). The district underwent rapid growth.

While in 1857 there were a mere 110 houses with 1,200 inhabitants, at the beginning of the 20th century there were already 780 house numbers, and a population of 30,000.

In 1881 there were already 32 factories in Holesovice but the greatest turning-point in the history of Holesovice was the construction of the unique Karlin Rail Viaduct, which brought the railway from the State Station (today Masaryk Station) onto the Prague-Dresden Line. The Holesovice and Bubny stations were built at the same time, and the railway was later connected up to steamboat transport to Hamburg.

Accommodation in Holesovice area.

1.jpg Pension U Kaprala **
Good located clean pension called "U KAPRALA" which is situated close to the centre of Prague with convenient underground connection to the city. Pension "U KAPRALA" pension has 16 rooms of several types at your disposal with the capacity of 63 beds, restaurant with bar, garden and parking place. Sa...
Season: 36 EUR Double room / night

parkhotel.jpg Hotel Parkhotel Prague ****
Parkhotel Prague services include washing and cleaning of the laundry, hair dressing saloon, the sale of souvenirs, hotel taxi, car rent, secretary & other tourist services. Two restaurants and the Club offer a wide variety of food - both from traditional and international cuisine. The lobby bar, th...
Special Offer: 54 EUR Double room / night

1.jpg Hotel Olga Prague ***
Prague Hotel offers accommodation in three stars category single rooms and double rooms (with extra bed possibility). Guest rooms are equipped with bathroom, toilet, TV-Sat and direct-dial phone. Hotel restaurant and the parlour are ready at disposal of hotel guests.
on request
hostel.jpg Hostel Pristavni Prague *
A modern building, which was opened in year 1989, is situated in the layer center of Prague in a quater named Holesovice. Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske namesti) and Old Town (Stare Mesto) can be reached in 15 minutes by public transport...
on request
art-ph-hp-tra.jpg Hotel Art Prague ****
Both stylish, comfortable interior and location makes Art Hotel Praha ideal for business clients or clients coming for time off in the City of One Hundred spires. Art Hotel Praha was built recently and has a display of Czech modern art, is located in the historical centre of Prague, in a quiet neigh...
High-Season: 174 EUR double room / night

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