Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Summer in the City... it's 96 degrees in the shade
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I've mentioned several lakes and pools that Praguers escape to to cool off, but there's one more place right here in Prague...an urban oasis on a hot summer day...Smíchov Beach.
On the banks of the Vltava in Smíchov you'll find white sand, beach chairs, sun umbrellas, beach volleyball, petanque, and refreshments. So grab a seat or lay your towel down, savor a Cuba Libre or a Pina Colada (delivered right to you on the sand...now that's service!), and just relax. Hungry? There's also a restaurant with a tiki vibe that serves Latin American cuisine, and the best part is that Smíchov Beach has showers and changing rooms so you can feel refreshed before sitting down to dinner.
Starting on August 9th, Mondays will be "Summer Cinema" nights and they'll be showing a different film every Monday at 9 pm, including Pride & Prejudice on August 16th.
Smíchov Beach holds various concerts and parties at night, and is also a great spot for corporate events. They've also held their fair share of weddings too.
Entry is free, but chairs cost 50Kc (approx. $2.50). With spectacular views of Vyšehrad and New Town, Smíchov Beach surely isn't a bad place to spend your day...or night!
Hořejší Prague 5, Smíchov