Prague 7 is a municipal district (městská část) in Prague, Czech Republic.
The administrative district (správní obvod) of the same name consists of the quarters Letná, Holešovice, Bubny, Bubeneč, Troja as well as a small part of Libeň. Its one of the smallest Prague districts and stretches along the left bank of the Vltava. In the Northern part is located Troja with the world-famous Prague Zoo. It's linked to the city center by metro line C. Other attractions in Prague 7 include the stadium of famous Czech football club AC Sparta, cultural center DOX and the former trade fair center Veletržní palác. Its parks Stromovka and Letná rank among the biggest in the capital.
Prague (/ˈprɑːɡ/; Czech: Praha, [ˈpraɦa], German: Prag) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is the 14th largest city in the European Union. It is also the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava river, the city is home to about 1.26 million people, while its larger urban zone is estimated to have a population of nearly 2 million. The city has a temperate climate, with warm summers and chilly winters.
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Letná is a hill overlooking Prague historic center and Vltava River just besides Prague Castle. It neighbours Stromovka, the largest park in Prague. The hill belongs to Holešovice and Bubeneč quarters of Prague 7.
The main part of Letná is Letná Plain (Letenská pláň), a large empty plain and Letná Park (Letenské sady) popular for summer strolls and informal sports (inline skating and jogging being the most popular here). The football stadium of AC Sparta Prague, Generali Arena, is also located here.
Letná Park (Prague7)
Letná Park (in Czech Letenské sady) is a large park on Letná hill, built on a plateau above steep embankments along the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic. Letná's elevation and location afford commanding views of the Prague Old Town (Staré Město).
In 1955, a large monument to Joseph Stalin was erected at the edge of Letná Park. Due to its position it used to be the venue for the largest Stalin statue in Europe. This statue was destroyed in 1962 and the Prague Metronome now occupies the site.
During the Velvet Revolution, a plain next to the Letná Park (Letenská pláň) was the site of some important demonstrations against the Communist government. On the 25th and 26 November 1989 approximately 750,000 people protested in here. These protests were followed by a general nationwide strike on 27 November 1989.
Pop Superstar Michael Jackson kicked off his HIStory World Tour at the park on September 7, 1996, approximately 127,000 people attended the concert.
Sparta's Generali Arena (Stadion Letná)
The Generali Arena (previously, and still commonly known as Stadion Letná [ˈstadjon ˈlɛtnaː] (English: Letná Stadium)) is a football stadium in Prague. It is the home venue of Sparta Prague and often the home stadium of the Czech Republic national football team. It has capacity for 19,416 people.
The first wooden stadium at its location opened in 1921, in 1930 it hosted the third Women's World Games. The stadium burned in 1934 and a new main reinforced concrete grandstand was built in 1937. In 1969 all the other grandstands were replaced by reinforced concrete ones and capacity was extended to 35,880 spectators. The 1994 reconstruction into its present form saw Letná closed for nine months, until the stadium met all international standards. The running track was removed and all spectator places were now seated.
Letná has frequently hosted international matches, in October 1989 the venue saw a crowd of 34,000 watch home side Czechoslovakia defeat Switzerland in a qualifying match for the 1990 FIFA World Cup. After the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, Letná continued as an international stadium, hosting matches of the Czech Republic national football team from 1995, including qualification matches for UEFA Euro 1996, in which the Czechs defeated the Netherlands and Norway.
The playing surface was renovated in 2001, including the installation of a new under-soil heating and watering system and grass from Germany. This necessitated Sparta playing league matches at the end of the 2000–01 season at the nearby Stadion Evžena Rošického.
Sparta was hit by a 55,000 CHF fine from European football governing body UEFA in 2001 following racist slurs from the crowd targeted at black Brazilian Luis Robson in a UEFA Champions League match at Letná against Spartak Moscow. It was, at the time, the biggest fine ever handed out by UEFA to a club for racist chanting.
Bubeneč is a district in the north-west of Prague, located partly in Prague 6 and partly in Prague 7. The main cadastral parts of Bubeneč are Císařský ostrov, Stromovka (Královská obora) and Výstaviště. 52% of Bubeneč is in Prague 7, but most of the build-up area is in Prague 6. Bubeneč was a city between 1904 and 1921 but in 1921 it was joined with Prague. The area was greatly favored by Russian immigrants in the pre-World War II era. Sparta Prague football club and their stadium Generali Arena lie on the south-eastern edge of Bubeneč. The name Bubeneč is masculine, although Czech grammar rules also allows its use as a feminine.
The earliest mention of Bubeneč is in 1197. On October 26th 1904, Bubeneč acquired city status.
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