Information for International Students
Prague (Praha) is the largest and most important city of the Czech Republic. Since the 9th century it has been the capital of the country and the state without interruption. The town covers an area 496,12 km2. It has 1 178 576 inhabitants. The average temperature is 9,0°C, the chilliest month is January with the average temperature –0,9°C and the hottest month is July with the average temperature 19,0°C.
Prague is the biggest industrial, commercial and financial centre of the Czech Republic. But in the first place Prague is a historic town and a cultural, social and political centre of European importance. It is the seat of the President, Parliament, Government and the other highest state authorities of the Czech Republic, as well as the place of activities of international organisation, associations, corporations, etc. It is also the seat of the most important national and state cultural institutions with long tradition (Charles University, National Museum, National Theatre).
The Most Interesting Historical Places
Prague Castle (Pražský hrad)
The most important cultural monument of Prague and the Czech Republic, in which the development from the 9th to the 20th century is reflected and recorded by archaeological findings, its buildings, art decorations and preserved collections from all the historical periods.
The following sights are open to the public: The Old Royal Palace, St. Vitus, St. Wenceslas and St. Adalbert Cathedral, St. George's Basilica, St. Georges's Convent, Lobkowicz Palace, Golden Lane, Mihulka Powder Tower, during the summer season also the Royal Garden and the South Gardens.
Charles Bridge (Karlův Most)
The oldest preserved Prague bridge founded by Charles IV in 1357. Both ends of the bridge are fortified by towers (the Lesser Town Bridge Towers, the Old Town Bridge Tower). From 1683 to 1928 thirty sculptures and sculptural groups of the saints were gradually set on the bridge piers.
Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí)
The most significant square of historical Prague. It originated in the 12th century and since then witnessed many events. Besides the Old Town Hall (with famous Astronomical Clock) and the Church of Our Lady next to Týn the square has several other dominants, the baroque St. Nicholas church, the rococo Kynský palace, the Stone Bell house and the Memorial to Master Jan Hus.
National Theatre (Národní divadlo)
A Neo-Renaissance building erected in 1868-1881 by J.Zídek thanks to a vast national money collection, 1881-1883 rebuilt after the fire.
Old-New Synagogue (Staronová synagoga)
An early Gothic building from the 13th century. The most valuable historical monument of the Prague ghetto. Not far from here there is the Old Jewish Cemetery with its Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque gravestones.
Týn Yard - Ungelt (Týnský dvůr - Ungelt)
One of the place of a great historical value. A block of houses among the Týnská, Štupartská and Malá Štupartská streets. It was probably established already in the 11th century. Today it is used as a cultural, shopping and administrative centre.
Petřín View Tower (Petřínská rozhledna)
An iron tower 60m high, built in 1891 on the occasion of the Jubilee Exhibition as a free copy of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. 299 steps lead up to the top platform.
The Prague Metro network consists of 3 lines designated by letters and differentiated in colour: A line - green colour (Skalka station - Dejvicka station), B line - yellow colour (Černý Most station - Zličín station), C line - red colour (Nádraží Holešovice station - Háje station). Metro operates daily from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.. The time interval between train departures is approximately 2-3 minutes during the workday rush hours and 4 to 10 minutes during off-peak hours.
Daytime operation is from 4:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.. Night-time operation is from 12 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. and is provided by tram numbers 51 to 58. Tram schedules are located at individual stops.
The daytime and night-time operation of buses is similar to tram operation. Night-time service is provided by bus numbers 501 to 512. Bus schedules are located at particular stops.
Transfer ticket 32,- Kč
The ticket is valid for 90 minutes after marking.
Nontransfer ticket 24,- Kč
In trams and buses the nontransfer ticket is valid for 30 minutes after marking and does not allow changing of lines. In the underground the nontransfer ticket is valid for 4 stations after marking (excluding the starting station) and allows transfer between the underground lines.
for 24 hours 110,- Kč
for 3 days (72 hours) 310,- Kč
These tickets are valid for all the city transport facilities and allow transfers. The ticket is valid from the moment of its marking.
For more information see www.dpp.cz/en/fares-in-prague/
The Praha Ruzyně Airport is located north-west on the outskirts of Prague, approximately 20 kilometers from the city centre. In addition to taxis and buses (no. 119 to the Dejvická Metro station, no. 179 to the Nové Butovice Metro station, no. 100 to the Zličín Metro station) you can also use shuttle buses with departures from náměstí Republiky. Bus no. 179 also goes via Hospital in Motol and Hvězda Dormitory.
Important railway stations in Prague
Hlavní nádraží (the Main Railway Station) – Praha 2, Wilsonova (Metro C line, Hlavní nádraží station)
Masarykovo nádraží (Masaryk Railway Station) – Praha 1, Hybernská (Metro B line, Náměstí Republiky station)
Smíchovské nádraží (Smíchov Railway Station) – Praha 5, Nádražní (Metro B line, Smíchovské nádraží station)
Important coach stations in Prague
Florenc – Praha 8, Křižíkova (Metro lines B and C, Florenc station)
Na Knížecí – Praha 5, Nádražní (Metro B line, Anděl station)
Holešovice – Praha 7, Partyzánská (Metro C line, Nádraží Holešovice station)
Transport connection to the Hospital in Motol
Metro A line, Hradčanská station – bus no. 174, Nemocnice Motol station
Metro B line, Anděl station – bus no. 167, Nemocnice Motol station
Metro B line, Nové Butovice station – bus no. 179 or 184, Nemocnice Motol station
Important telephone numbers
Ambulance service phone 155
Police phone 158
Fire emergency phone 150
General information phone 254 44 44, 187
Prague Information Service
Staroměstské nám. 1 - the Old Town Hall
Na Příkopě 20
The Main Railway Station lobby
Internet Address: www.prague-info.cz
Lost-Property Office – Praha 1, Karolíny Světlé 5, phone 224 23 50 85
The shopping area is concentrated in the streets leading off Staroměstské nám. (Old Town Square), and along Václavské nám. (Wenceslas Square), Na Můstku, Na Příkopě, Ulice 28. října. A well-stocked souvenir and arts and crafts market is held in Havelská, Celetná and the adjacent streets.
A selection of department stores:
Palladium Shopping Centre - nám. Republiky, Praha 1 (www.palladiumpraha.cz)
Kotva - nám. Republiky 8, Praha 1 (www.od-kotva.cz)
My - Národní 26, Praha 1 (www.itesco.cz/mynarodni.html)
Nový Smíchov - Plzeňská 8, Praha 5 (www.novysmichov.eu)
Arkády Pankrác - Na Pankráci 86, Praha 4 (www.arkady-pankrac.cz)
Palác Flora, Vinohradská 149, Praha 2 (www.palacflora.cz)
Selection of Restaurants, Pubs and Cafés
U Kalicha – Na Bojišti 12-14, Praha 2 - typical Czech restaurant and pub
U Pivrnce – Maiselova 3, Praha 1 - another typical Czech pub
Osmička – Balbínova 8, Praha 2 - international restaurant
Pizzerie Modrá Zahrada – Pářížská 24, Praha 1 - Pizzeria
Pizzeria Di Carlo – Karlovo nám. 30, Praha 2 - Pizzeria
La Boca – Truhlářská 10, Praha 1 - Argentine restaurant
Slavia – Smetanovo nábřeží 2, Praha 1 - very famous and popular café
Velryba – Opatovická 24, Praha 1 - café
Chez Marcel – Haštalské nám. 12, Praha 1 - French café
La Casa Blu – Kozí 15, Praha 1 - Latin American bar
Blatouch – Vězeňská 6, Praha 1 - café and bar
Solidní Nejistota – Pštrosova 21, Praha 1 - dancing bar
English-Czech little dictionary
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|How are you?
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|I am fine, thank you.
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||Je mi líto.
|2nd Faculty of Medicine
||2. lékařská fakulta
One of the largest hospitals of this kind in Europe. The Motol-based hospital provides medical care in all medical fields. A total of 800 medical doctors work in the hospital, including 3000 members of medical staff and another employees who contribute to the running of the hospital. In the area of the hospital there is a couple of food shops, tobacconist, café and the canteen where it is possible to buy hot meals.
More information can be provided by the Study Department (tel. +420-22443 5833, email ).
The address of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine:
Charles University in Prague, 2nd Faculty of Medicine
V Úvalu 84