We are in Letná! And Letná is where it’s at!
Letná district is, without doubt, the place to be for young people in Prague. Its location just across the river from the tourist bustle of the historical centre means you can be downtown in a snip if you need to, but not in the middle of it all the time. Save for a few streets, Letná is incredibly quiet. Yet, there is always somewhere to go or something to do, day and night. The people of Letná are patriotic but welcoming, and the local community life is lively. There are plenty of cool places to hang out – little independent cafés, bars and clubs, ethnic eateries as well as smart urban establishments, art cinema, street festivals and much more. The presence of the Academy of Fine Arts, with the buoyance of its students and faculty, lend this part of town a particularly bohemian atmosphere. Letná is also home to the National Gallery – a showpiece of early Constructivist architecture, with its acclaimed collections of modern art, where you can enjoy, study or linger in quiet contemplation.
Just a short walking distance from the school, the sprawling Letná Park with its incredible views of Prague and the much-loved and spacious beer garden under the trees is a haven for young urbanites and weary travellers. But it is not the only living and breathing oasis in this part of town. Stromovka Park also has plenty to offer: plenty of lush green grass, wide paths, a choice of food and beer gardens dotted around the park… It leads you along the river to Divoká Šárka, a nature reserve with good hiking and outdoor swimming.
ARCHIP is located in the former print shop Kartografie Praha. Even after reconstruction, the building has preserved its industrial feel.