The main conference site is
Address: Orea Hotel Pyramida, Bělohorská 24, 169 01 Praha 6
In the case you want to stay in the
Pyramida Hotel you can find discount prices for
various types of rooms at the section Accommodation
of our www pages. In the same section you
will also find link to the Pyramid Hotel reservation form.
Registration and Welcome refreshment (Sunday, July 28, 5-9 p.m.) will take part at:
Entrance Hall and Lounge of the Pyramida
Regular talks (Monday, July 29 - Saturday, August 3) will take part at:
Conference Halls of the Pyramida
Poster Session (Wednesday, July 31) will take part at:
the first floor of the Pyramida
Welcome Party (Monday, July 29) will take place at:
Wallenstein Palace Garden.
Public Lecture and Classical Concert (Tuesday, July 30) will take place at:
Dvořák's Hall of Rudolfinum.
Jazz Concert (Wednesday, July 31) will take place at:
Public Lecture and Classical Concert (Thursday, August 1) will take place at:
St. Simon and Juda Church.
Classical Concert (Friday, August 2) will take place at:
Saint Vitus Cathedral of the Prague Castle.
Conference Dinner (Friday, August 2) will take place at:
Archbishop's Palace at the Hradčanské (Castle) Square.
The comfortable four-star hotel, was built in 1980 in the neo-functionalist style with an interesting star-like ground plan and pyramid-like outer shape. During 2010 the hotels rooms were modernized. Some rooms have been upgraded to bussiness class in 2012. In addition, renovation of the reception took place in the beginning of 2013. The hotel offers a wide selection of conference services.
Pyramida Hotel is situated in the residential area of Prague called Břevnov near the Prague Castle - see map Prague Center - FQMT13 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.
How to get there:
Pyramida Hotel is located in the area of Prague called Břevnov near the Prague castle - see map Prague center - FQMT13 sites and more detailed maps Pyramida Hotel neighborhood or a map on the Pyramida Hotel www pages.
- 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 250 meters to the bus terminal.
- Take bus No 143 (all days from 5 a.m. to 24 p.m.)
to the stop Malovanka (2 stops). 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 No 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 No 22 within 10 minutes.
- From underground station Hradčanská of Line A the Hotel can be reached by tram No 25 within 15 minutes.
Please note that the tram line No 25 is diverted because of construction works and therefore the tram stop Hradčanská is temporarily located in the Badeni street, about 300 m from the entrance into the underground station. We recommend to use tram No 22 for rides to/from the Prague center.
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'13 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. 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'13 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.
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 maps Prague Center - FQMT13 sites and Places of the Public Lectures).
Special tram will depart from the Pyramida Hotel to the Malostranská stop to facilitate FQMT'13 participants transfer. The Malostranská stop can also be reached from the Pyramida Hotel by regular tram No 22. From this stop you can cross on foot, within 5-7 minutes, the Vltava River using the Mánesův most (Mánes Bridge). At the end of the bridge you will reach the Palachovo náměstí (Palach Square). The Rudolfinum building is located on the left side of this square. Alternatively, the River can be crossed by tram No 18 or by underground (metro) line A (from Malostranská to Staroměstská stations).
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 maps Prague Center - FQMT13 sites and Places of the Public Lectures).
Special tram will depart from the Pyramida Hotel to the Čechův most (Čech Bridge) stop to facilitate FQMT'13 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 5 just one stop to the Čechův most.
Alternatively, e.g. if you prefer to have a dinner in some restaurant located in the Old Town area, you can reach the St. Simon and Juda Church from the Malostranská station by 15-20 min walk. In such a case, we recommend to cross the River using the Mánesův most (Mánes Bridge). Public transport can also be used for your transfer across the River (tram No 18) and in the Old Town (tram No 17, bus No 207) - see the map Places of the Public Lectures. Underground (metro) line A connects both river banks (Malostranská and Staromětská stations) as well.
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 No 22 (1 stop, 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 No 22 (3 stops, about 5 minutes) or No 25 (3 stops, 7 minutes) 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
The conference dinner will be held in
Archbishop's Palace (Arcibiskupský palác), seat of the Prague’s archbishop and the archdiocese administration. The Palace was built in Renaissance style
in 16th century, radically reconstructed to early-Baroque palace in the second half of 17th century and one century later extended and marvelously decorated in late-Baroque and Rococo styles. Interiors of the Palace are unique because of wood carvings, Rococo stuccoes, beautiful chandeliers, contemporary furniture and plethora of precious glass and porcelain.
You can see some photographs of the Palace and read additional information
How to get there:
Archbishop's Palace is located on the northern side of Hradčanské náměstí (Hradčany Square, Castle Square) - just on your left when you face the main gate to the Castle.
It is 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).
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 (see map Prague Castle and Wallenstein Palace).