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Prague’s gastronomy, nightlife, and shopping offerings have all but tripled in recent years – transforming the Czech capital into a destination visited not only for its historical splendor but as a city break par excellence. Located in a vibrant Prague quarter teeming with restaurants, cafés, galleries and performance spaces, Hotel Josef is a convenient starting point for exploring it all. The Josef Loves blog, updated regularly by our concierge team, reveals insider tips – from the best baristas to the hottest tables in town – exclusively for our guests.

Fashion, Art & Design / Holešovice

Trafo Gallery

Private exhibition hall in a former slaughterhouse of the Holešovice street market, displaying outstanding artists from the 2006 Trafačka collective (Jan Kaláb, Jakub Nepraš, Michal Cimala and Blanka Čermáková) as well as a number of other artists connected to the local graffiti and street art scene. Today, the reborn Trafo Gallery puts on six exhibitions a year in cooperation with both local and international curators and artists.

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Fashion, Art & Design / Bars & Cafes / Holešovice

Vnitroblock

Visitors wanting to tune into the Prague’s alternative arts and culture scene shouldn’t miss this dynamic multi-purpose venue. Vnitroblock houses, in industrial surrounds, the Signature store & café – a gallery space for young designers and a showroom for local and Central European fashion brands that doubles as a stylish coffeehouse – as well as a dance studio, mini-cinema and DIY space set aside for T-shirt design and other creative projects.

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Fashion, Art & Design / Holešovice

DOX Gallery

A multifunctional space in a former factory building in one of Prague’s trendiest districts. DOX is more than just an exhibition space. Through its exhibitions and presentations of current international and Czech art, it tries to open hot topics for discussion, which is further developed by the accompanying programs, public events, film screenings, interactive workshops and events taking place in its main building and world-famous suspended Gulliver Airship.

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Restaurants / Things to Do & See / 5 Minutes Walk / Holešovice

Vietnamese Restaurants & Community

Little known fact: Prague has the third-largest Vietnamese community in Europe, a result of a migration and work program from the Communist era, which saw a number of Vietnamese settle in the Czech Republic. Explore the Vietnamese market in Holešovice or further afield in Libuš to get a sense of the roots they have created here while sampling some of the most delicious pho or bánh mì in Central Europe. Convenietnly located next to Hotel Josef, Banh Mi Makers is a great spot to try Vietnamese baguettes.

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