Top 6 Alternative Spots in Prague
The Czech capital is a popular destination for all types of travellers, and we want to show you 6 alternative spots in Prague. At first glance, Prague consists of beautiful old houses, red rooftops, and Gothic spires. But dig deeper, and the city will show you a completely different side. Prague has a rich scene of contemporary art, music, theatre, and design in several former factories and warehouses. The alternative scene is definitely alive and well here. Check out our top recommendations for 6 alternative spots in Prague you won’t want to miss!
Pragovka is a space hosting artist studios, galleries, exhibition spaces, and a café. It showcases the contemporary art movement, mostly centred on young Czech artists. The complex offers a selection of exhibitions, concerts, cinema, workshops, parties, and markets. Pragovka also offers a great opportunity to fully dive into its appreciation of street art. Walk under the interesting Pragovka sign to enter the main gate, and admire the huge wall paintings on your left. A great alternative spot in Prague!
This renovated 19th-century industrial complex hosts a multifunctional centre for international and Czech art, architecture, and design. It has an exhibition area as well as a café, a bookstore and a design shop. DOX is a dynamic cultural platform and a place to experience various trends in art. The building itself is a demonstration of contemporary architecture and includes some fascinating pieces. Check out the giant wooden zeppelin on the rooftop for an example. DOX’s artsy neighbourhood, Holešovice, is a genuine open-air gallery for street art lovers you have to check out.
© Centrum současného umění DOX
Vnitroblock revitalises a once forgotten street into a remarkable industrial space. This multifunctional centre is a refuge for those looking for alternative experiences or love spending time at a cozy and creative atmosphere. Vnitroblock currently offers many different activities where you will surely find happiness. Additional to an art gallery, you can enjoy a café/bar, a restaurant, and shops where you can buy clothing, vinyl, and plants. And if you’re a film lover, be sure to check out their tiny underground theatre.
The Czech artist David Černý founded MeetFactory in 2001 for interdisciplinary projects and collaboration. Located between the motorway and the eight-rail train tracks in an industrial building. It is now a unique complex dedicated to the promotion of the contemporary art scene and its dialogue with the public. It’s place where all disciplines and artistic groups meet and merge. The complex is fully equipped with a concert hall, a theater, a café, 3 art galleries, and an artist residency. All year round, MeetFactory has a rich program of events, so check their calendar out.
In the 18th century, this prestigious baroque building was a shelter for war veterans. After years of abandonment, The Initiative for Invalidovna, brought this place back to life. Since then, this historic monument hosts many events such as exhibitions, performances, art installations, and workshops. You should also check out the café, a digital garden lab, and many other activities on site. The Invalidovna is an amazing model of heritage restoration!
© Aktron/Wikimedia Commons
Trafo Gallery is also located in Holešovice, and is a private studio and exhibition hall. This small gallery is located in halls n°14 and n°18 in Prague’s market. The space features a huge skylight, giving it a bright and relaxed atmosphere. Trafo Gallery presents 6 exhibitions a year by their artists in residence, and sometimes feature others.
Where to Stay in Prague
Our top recommendation for Prague is the famous Czech Inn. This stylish hostel is home to a great cellar bar and daily Happy Hour. Choose from a range of rooms, and relax, knowing you’re home at Czech Inn.
Top 6 Alternative Spots in Prague
Prague is an alluring and dynamic destination, and we hope you’ve enjoyed our top 6 alternative spots in Prague. You’re going to love all this city has to offer.
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