The FQMT'11 conference will take place at the following site:
Address: Orea hotel Pyramida ****, Bělohorská 24, 169 01 Praha 6
Welcome Party (Monday, July 25) will take place at:
Wallenstein Palace Garden
Public Lecture and Classical Concert (Tuesday, July 26) will take place at:
St. Simon and Juda Church
Jazz Concert (Wednesday, July 27) will take place at:
Public Lecture and Classical Concert (Thursday, July 28) will take place at:
Dvořák's Hall of Rudolfinum
Classical Concert (Friday, July 29) will take place at:
Saint Vitus Cathedral of the Prague Castle
Conference Dinner (Friday, July 29) will take place at:
Vikárka Restaurant at the Prague Castle
Pyramida Hotel was built in 1980 in the neo-functionalist style with an interesting star-like ground plan and pyramid-like outer shape. In 1999 a complete renovation of interiors took place. During 2010 hotels rooms have been modernized. The hotel offers a wide selection of conference services, see here.
Pyramida Hotel is situated in the residential area of Prague called Břevnov near the Prague Castle - see map Prague Center - FQMT11 sites . It is in the same time very near the historical centre of Prague and Prague international airport - about 20 minutes by car. From the Pyramida Hotel you can reach easily many historical and important places of Prague by trams which have their stops nearly in front of the Pyramida Hotel: Prague Castle within 5 minutes, Lesser Town is about 10 minutes by tram, Charles Bridge area, too, Old Town and New Town centers (in the vicinity of Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square) within 20 minutes ride.
The registration on Sunday (July 24) will take part in the Entrance Hall of the Pyramida
Welcome refreshment on Sunday will be held in the Lounge of the hotel.
All lectures of the FQMT'11 conference from Monday till Saturday
(from July 25 to July 30) will be held in the halls of the Pyramida Hotel.
You can find more about Pyramida Hotel here.
How to get there:
Pyramida Hotel is located in the area of Prague called Břevnov near the Prague castle - see map Prague center- FQMT11 sites and more detailed maps Pyramida Hotel neighborhood or a map of the Pyramida Hotel.
- Take a bus (No. 119 or Airport Express) to the Metro terminal Dejvická.
- Use an underway to cross the Evropska street (the road by which the bus came) and walk about 200 meters to the bus terminal.
- Take bus No. 180 or 217 (all days), 143 (working days and Sunday evening only) or 149 (working days only)
to the stop Malovanka (4th stop). Bus No. 180 stops directly in front of the Pyramida Hotel;
when you use bus 143, 149 or 217 walk from the stop about 30 m back to the main street, cross the street, turn left and after 150 m you will reach the Hotel.
How to reach the Pyramida Hotel from various places in town:
- By tram 22 to stop Malovanka. The tram passes the Prague center and runs frequently (in interval 5-10 min).
- From underground station Malostranská of Line A the Hotel can be reached by tram 22 within 10 minutes.
- From underground station Hradčanská of Line A the Hotel can be reached by trams 8, 25 or by bus 108 and 174 within 10 minutes.
Guarded parking places are available at the Hotel for about 12 EUR per 24 hours.
Many historical places of Prague, as for example Prague Castle or Charles Bridge, can be reached from the Pyramida Hotel within a pleasant 30 minutes walk.
Wallenstein Palace is situated just below the Prague Castle, in the very center of the Lesser Town (Malá Strana) in close vicinity the Lesser Town Square and the Charles Bridge - see map Pyramida Hotel neighborhood.
The Wallenstein Palace is nowadays the seat of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. It is therefore only very exceptionally open for public events. These events must be approved by a committee of the Senate. The FQMT'11 conference is very fortunate to receive the support from the Senate and the possibility to use a part of the Wallenstein Palace for its activities.
More details on the Wallenstein Palace can be found here here. You can also look at the multimedia presentation of the Wallenstein Palace.
How to get there:
Special tram will depart from the Pyramida Hotel to the Malostranská stop on Monday afternoon to facilitate FQMT'11 participants transfer. Stop Malostranská can also be reached from the Pyramida Hotel by regular tram line No 22. The entrance to the Wallenstein palace is from the Wallenstein square which you can reach within five minutes walk either from tram stop and underground station Malostranská or from tram stop on the Lesser Town Square (Malostranské náměstí) - see map Prague Castle and Wallenstein Palace.
Alternatively, you can get to the Wallenstein Palace directly from the Pyramida Hotel within 30-40 minutes of a nice walk.
St. Simon and Juda Church (Kostel sv. Šimona a Judy) was built by the Czech Bretheren between 1615 and 1620. After the battle of the White Mountain (1620) the Bretheren were expelled from the Czech lands, the church was given to a catholic order, the brothers of Mercy and it became part of a monastery and hospital. The first anatomy lecture hall in Prague was established here in 18th century. Rebuilt monastery complex continues to serve as a hospital. Church Baroque facade and interior decoration are of 18th century. By its entrance there is a pieta from 16th century. The main altar of the church is the work of Josef Hager from 1773 and it contains painting of St. Simon and Juda from well known painter Václav Vavřinec Rainer. The organ is decorated with sculptures by famous Prague Baroque sculptor J. Brokoff and was played by J. Haydn and W. A. Mozart. Nowadays, St. Simon and Juda church is the concert hall of Prague Symphonic orchestra FOK. .
How to get there:
St. Simon and Juda Church is situated at right bank of Vltava River in Old Town area (see also map Prague Center - FQMT11 sites).
Special tram will depart from the Pyramida Hotel to the Čechův most (Čech Bridge) stop to facilitate FQMT'11 participants transfer. The Čechův most stop can also be reached from the Pyramida Hotel by regular tram lines, by No 22 to the Malostranská stop and then by No 12 just one stop to the Čechův most.
Dvořák's Hall of Rudolfinum is supposed to be the best Prague concert hall. Numerous classical music concerts, including events of the famous Prague Spring Festival take place here. You can read some facts about Rudolfinum and see some photographs here.
How to get there:
Rudolfinum is situated at right bank of Vltava River in Old Town area (see also map Prague Center - FQMT11 sites).
Special tram will depart from the Pyramida Hotel to the Malostranská stop to facilitate FQMT'11 participants transfer. The Malostranská stop can also be reached from the Pyramida Hotel by regular tram line 22.
The Prague Castle, the ancient seat of Czech sovereigns, now the seat of the president of the Czech Republic, is the most important historical and cultural place of Prague. Its palaces, Saint Vitus Cathedral and churches situated at the hill above the Vltava River represent the symbol of the Czech Lands. These palaces, gardens and churches create the largest castle complex in Europe. You can read more about the Prague Castle in various books on the European and Czech history besides much special literature devoted just to the Prague castle, its history and architecture. There are also many www pages where you can find details related to various aspects of the history and developments of the Prague castle, for the first orientation, see e.g. this info .
How to get there:
The Prague Castle is situated not far (about 1500 m) from the Pyramida Hotel
- either by about 20 minutes walk, starting down along the Bělohorská street (the main street where the Pyramida hotel is situated)
- or by tram 8 or 22 (1 stops, about 2 minutes) down along Bělohorská street from the stop Malovanka to the stop Pohořelec, from where you can reach the Prague Castle within 10 minutes walk
- or by going tram 22 (3 stops, about 5 minutes) down along Bělohorská street to the stop Pražský Hrad from where you can reach the central part of the Prague Castle within 5 minutes walk from the different side
St. Vitus Cathedral has been always considered to be the the most important church of the Czech lands and intimately related to the history of the Czech state. The coronations of Czech kings took place in it, and many kings are burried there. You can see some photographs of the Saint Vitus Cathedral here and read about its history here.
How to get there:
The Saint Vitus Cathedral is situated in middle part of the Prague Castle not far (about 1500 m) from the
Pyramida Hotel - you can reach it by about 20 minutes walk, or by tram as described for the Prague Castle above
Prague Castle and Wallenstein Palace)
by about 20 minutes walk.
The conference dinner will be held mainly in the beautiful old
part of the restaurant Vikárka called Rudolph's foundry.
You can see some photographs of Vikárka restaurant and read about its history
How to get there: Vikárka is situated in the Prague castle in the very vicinity of the Saint Vitus Cathedral not far (about 1500 m) from the Pyramida Hotel - you can reach it by about 20 minutes walk, or by tram as described for the Prague Castle above (see map Prague Castle and Wallenstein Palace) by walk.