The Project of „PRAGUE – the City for People”
Prague is a city with a genius loci second to none, abounding with beautiful monuments, a city with a rich cultural and social life, well-functioning public transportation, a place where forgotten and neglected corners have begun to come to life in the past few years. However, the pursuit of mere economic growth over the last thirty years has had a very negative effect on our capital in some respects.
In May this year, forty civic associations signed an open call for Sustainable and Neighborhood Prague with aims to improve the quality of the life in the city. Meetings and round tables are now being held on the subject. SmetanaQ, together with the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery, decided to contribute to this public discussion with the exhibition named Prague - the City for People, focusing at individual topics, such as transport, housing, the climate in the city, and sustainability. In addition to the outdoor panel exhibition in the front restaurant gardens on Smetana's embankment, the exhibition is also available on the website:
The explosion-damaged facade has been transformed into an outdoor gallery
The Facade is the name of an extraordinary exhibition place, which was created to promote contemporary Czech art and revive not only the damaged facade of the house in Divadelní street. The intention of the debuting exhibition A View into the Window, which was inaugurated on Saturday, September 19, 2020, is to communicate with the viewer and to offer a confrontation resonating between the work and the personally acquired experience of each of us. With their free visual reflection on the same topic, 14 sought-after artists of the current generation joined the concept:
Veronika Bromová, Veronika Drahotová, Roman Franta, Lukáš Miffek, Petra Nováková Ondreičková, Michal Ožibko, Petr Písařík, Magdalena Rajnohová, Julius Reichel, Lu Jindrák Skřivánková, Miloš Šejn, Jakub Špaňhel, Sofie Švejdová, Yvonne Vácha,
with Markéta Musilová as the curator of the exhibition.
Embankment for People
Smetana's embankment became part of Experience the city differently.
On Saturday, September 19, 2020, they prepared a rich program for all neighbors and passers-by, from theater, concerts and exhibitions to art installations, presentations by local designers and artists and much more.
Organize your event in the exceptional SmetanaQ environment, where design and art intertwine.
We will help you fine-tune your event in detail - starting from the creative program to decoration, lighting to catering. We offer you a space with a capacity of up to 250 people, a flexible setup, technical equipment and well-proven suppliers.
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Tue–Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Located on the second floor
5 centuries cocktail
12/9 - 1/30 2021Facebook event
Selective sales exhibition.
Adriaen de Gryff, Arman, Bruno Munari, Uwe Henneken, Magdalena Jetelová, Stanislav Kolíbal, Antonín Kybal, André Lhote, Antoni Tàpies, Maurice Utrillo, Ruprecht von Kaufmann, Jakub Nepraš
Located on the second floor
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SmetanaQ Events services
We can fine-tune your event down to the last detail. We will take care of everything from the creative concept, program to decoration, lighting or catering.
Each event is unique. You can unleash your imagination and SmetanaQ Events will make it happen.
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Located on the first floor
Opening HoursWednesday–Friday 13:00–19:00
daily 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Located on the ground floor
The deelive design store is one of the largest galleries in Prague that sells Czech design. It offers its customers a unique experience and a place for extraordinary meetings. Every product is treated as a work of art and sold with loving care. Professionally trained staff provide visitors with an insight into the behind of the scenes of creative work. Moreover, we can arrange a visit to the studios on the second floor, where you can watch designers at work.
Café & Bistroi
MON - SUN 9 AM - 8 PM (takeaway only)
Located on the ground floor
Our SmetanaQ Café & Bistro is the heart of the house at No. 4 Smetanovo nábřeží. It´s a meeting point for students, artists and people from all walks of life who enjoy a cup of excellent coffee or tea.
Every morning our pastry cook comes to the kitchen to bake for you a wide variety of cakes, tarts, tartlets and fruit pies. Our kitchen also makes its own savoury desserts, quiches and sourdough bread as well as hot and cold breakfasts, afternoon menu, and substantial soups prepared from fresh vegetables and home-made bouillons. In the evening, you can sit with friends over a glass of wine not only inside the café but also on our terrace, which remains cool and shady on hot days.
We are proud to offer quality food by Czech producers from Bohemia and Moravia. We strive to make our guests feel good so that they will come back again not only to enjoy our food but – far more important – to gain new energy from this special place on the Vltava River bank, in a house that we wanted to restore to a new life.
We are open for takeaway only. Mo - Sun from 9 AM until 8 PM (kitchen is open until 6 PM). Orders through smetanaq.sebou.cz or via Wolt.
Our Coffee and Tea
We obtain our coffee from the Czech roaster DoubleShot, enthusiastic coffee experts who not only thoroughly understand coffee but also visit farms in many countries of Africa and South America. We regularly change our selection on offer; this year it has been possible to enjoy Guatemalan grain espresso or filtered coffee from Rwanda. We also offer tea imported by the TeaMountain in Prague-Karlín, which directly buys fragrant leaves from farms in Japan, Nepal, and India, among other countries.
Our café is an ideal location for your meetings, with its distinctive interior featuring Czech design. The tastefully refurbished interior is complemented by modern Bomma lamps, Ton chairs and a solid oak furniture. The rooms are full of the afternoon sun with the rippling reflections of the Vltava River. The large windows offer a beautiful view of the Petřín Hill and the Střelecký Island. In the winter, you can see the entire panorama of the Prague castle; in the summer, the view is partly obscured by the rich green foliage of the trees on the opposite side of the street. The atmosphere of the evening waterfront is enhanced by the illuminated trams that come to a halt across from the house and then continue on their journey.
Our indoor café area has eighty seats and our terrace another twenty. The café has a separate lounge with library, a popular venue for family celebrations, corporate events, interviews with journalists and book-signing sessions. A book club regularly meets here. The lounge can be rented along with the adjoining terrace.