Jiřího z Poděbrad Square
This square located in Vinohrady bears the name of the king Jiří z Poděbrad (George of Poděbrady), who ruled the country in the 15th century and was famous as a moderate Hussite leader. He attempted to establish peace during his reign, and tried to create a peace agreement that can be seen as the anticipation of European Union. The square is an excellent starting point for a stroll around the Vinohrady district as it sits on the border between Prague 2 and 3.
Dominating the square stand the magnificent Church of the Most Sacred Heart of our Lord. This monumental, eye-catching, modern church is the unique creative work of Slovenian architect Josip Plečník, built in the years 1928 - 1932. This church should not be missed out on any proper visit to Prague as it stands out from the countless Gothic and Baroque buildings to be seen across most of Europe. If you’re lucky to find it open, do step inside to see the unusual interior.
The square is lined up with cafés and shops and is the site of a semi-weekly farmers market and other open-air festivals. Walk to the famous Communist TV Tower, which was rated the 2nd ugliest building in the world, the Flora shopping center, down to the hill to the hip Žižkov neighbourhood. In the Vinohrady neighborhood you can admire a wide range of Art Nouveau architecture. The tram stop and a metro station of the same name are located directly at the square.