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Střešovice is a neighborhood of green, quiet, village-like streets in the west of Praguemarker. It is located in the Prague 6marker district. Střešovice is often called the "local Beverly Hills" because it is home to some famous residents, including former President Václav Havel. The neighborhood is a 10 minute walk from Prague Castlemarker, and the Dejvicemarker district. There is also a large military hospital (Ústřední vojenská nemocnice). The major sights include Villa Müllermarker by functionalist architect Adolf Loos (1930) and The Church of St Norbert in Romanesque Revival (1890-1891) style.

History

Střešovice (also known as Třešovice) appeared between 10th and 11th centuries, and was a native asset of Czech county till the year of 1143. That time they were gifted to the Strahovsky Monastery, in spite of temporary foreclosure in finish of husitské and in finish of professional rebellion. Stopping out estates of those monasterial sightfully pending until Joshuans.

The dwelling house in Stresovice
In the year of 1883, Střešovice had given a new occupation, which arose on the fly in 1824–26, designated as Minor Streshovice. By the year of 1990 Střešovice had 2,500 habitats. In 1922, the number of dwellers grew to 3,879, and 254 houses connected to Prague as a part of the Prague-8 district. In the year of 1949, the united part of Střešovice was integrated with the Prague 5 district, (with Břevnov and parts of Libocmarker). Another part was integrated into Prague 6 district (with Dejvicemarker, Sedlec, Veleslavínmarker, Vokovicemarker and parts of Bubeneč, Holešovicemarker, Hradčanymarker and Libocmarker). In the year of 1960, almost the whole of Stresovice became a component of a new district, called Prague 6. In the year of 1990 the Střešovice became a part of municipal Prague 6.

Ethymology: To the year of 933, the neighborhood was known as "Under union of Villiam Tressowicz". Since 1845 it was renamed to Střešovice. There are a number of possible roots for the name. "Střešovice or Střiešovice" = "lice people of Střešovych or Střiešovich from individual name "Stress"(anxiety) or „Střieša"(edition), home creature named „Střezivoj" (the watchman) or the "Střezimír" (the worldwide watchman).

Transportation

Tram in Střešovice


The neighborhood is easily accessible from the center of the Prague by tram routes 1, 2, and 18. The closest metro station is Hradčanská, although due to construction this is only accessible by temporary bus routes. The Prague Transportation Museum is also in this neighborhood.

The Prague International Airport is easily accessible from the neighborhood. It takes less than an hour to travel there by public transportation. By car, it is less than 20 minutes.

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