Malostranská - Prague Metro (Czech Republic)
N 50° 05.449 E 014° 24.566
33U E 457755 N 5548895
Quick Description: Thanks to incorporation into the Baroque complex of the Wallenstein's riding-hall is Malostranská station on line A of Prague Metro example not only functional, but also "good-looking" transportation architecture...
Location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic
Date Posted: 2/28/2010 1:14:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM8ADP
Metro stations in Prague have not only pure "transportation" function but also some of them serves to higher urbanistic idea. The Malostranská ("Lesser Town") station on line A, opened for public in 1978, is one of examples of that type of station. Situated directly under Prague Castle is one of the best waypoints for tourists planning visit of the Castle hill. Above-ground part of the station is incorporated into Baroque space of Wallenstein's riding-hall and creates a small garden where Riding-hall is its south side and station is its east side. Garden is surrounded by original wall with two Baroque gates.