Strahov (district of Prague)
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Strahov (Czech pronunciation: [ˈstraɦof]) is a district of Prague in the Czech Republic. It lies on the west bank of the Vltava, west of Petřín hill, Malá Strana and Hradčany. It is bordered by the districts of Břevnov, Smíchov, Košíře, Střešovice and Malá Strana.
- It is home to the premonstratensian Strahov Monastery (Czech: Strahovský klášter), Štefánik's Observatory (Czech: Štefánikova hvězdárna) and Strahov Stadium (Czech: Velký strahovský stadion), a former sports stadium that was once the largest in the world and famously host of the spartakiáda gatherings.
- A large accommodation block for ČVUT is situated in Strahov, as is Stadion Evžena Rošického, currently home to football club SK Sparta Krč.
- In Communist times, a radio frequency jammer was situated in the district to block the broadcasts of Radio Free Europe.
- It was a featured location in the game Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness (2003).
- Media related to Strahov at Wikimedia Commons
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