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Střešovice is a neighborhood of green, quiet, village-like streets in the west of Prague. It is located in the Prague 6 district. Střešovice is often called the "local Beverly Hills" because it is home to some famous residents, including former President Václav Havel. The neighborhood is a 10-minute walk from Prague Castle, and the Dejvice district. There is also a large military hospital (Ústřední vojenská nemocnice). The major sights include Villa Müller by functionalist architect Adolf Loos (1930) and The Church of St Norbert in Romanesque Revival (1890-1891) style.
Střešovice (also known as Třešovice) appeared between the 10th and 11th centuries, and belonged to the Czech royal family until 1143, when the village was given to the Strahov Monastery. It remained in possession of the monastery until the 20th century.
By 1900 Střešovice had 2,500 habitats. In 1922, the number of dwellers grew to 3,879, and 254 houses connected to Prague as a part of the Prague-8 district. In 1949, the united part of Střešovice was integrated with the Prague 5 district, (with Břevnov and parts of Liboc). Another part was integrated into Prague 6 (with Dejvice, Sedlec, Veleslavín, Vokovice and parts of Bubeneč, Holešovice, Hradčany and Liboc). In 1960, almost the whole of Střešovice became part of a new district, called Prague 6. In 1990 the Střešovice became a part of Prague 6 municipality.
Etymology: Up to 933, the neighborhood was known as "Under union of Villiam Tressowicz". In 1845 it was renamed to Střešovice. There are a number of possible origins for the name. "Střešovice or Střiešovice" = "people of Střešovych or Střiešovich from individual name "Stress"(anxiety) or "Střieša"(edition), home creature named "Střezivoj" (the watchman) or the "Střezimír" (the worldwide watchman).
The neighborhood served by tram routes 1, 2, and 18 and numerous bus routes, and the closest metro stations are Hradčanská and Dejvická. Ruzyně International Airport is located approximately 7 kilometers west of Střešovice.
The Prague Transportation Museum is also in this neighborhood.