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Prague, the historical pearl of Europe, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It has always played an important role in the history of the Czech Republic (formerly Bohemia) and of Europe.

Since the Middle Ages, Prague’s beauty has been described with expressions such as “golden”, “hundred-spired” and “the crown of the world”.


The unique character of the city is also partly a consequence of its natural environment. Similarly to Rome – built on seven hills – Prague was built on nine hills, along the Vltava River, which flows through the city for a distance of 31 kilometres and forms a perfect unity with the city.

The dominant features of the city’s architecture are reflected in the river: the towers, the church spires and cupolas as well as palaces and town houses, along with the greenery of gardens, parks and islands.


The history of the city began with the founding of Prague Castle in the ninth century. At the time of the founding of the Old Town of Prague at the start of the 13th century, the Romanesque style began to be replaced by the Gothic. The oldest structure in this style is the Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia (or the Old-New Synagogue), while St Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge, the Church of Our Lady before Týn are examples of this style’s prime.

The greatest flourishing of the Czech state occurred at this time, which will eternally be connected with the monarch Charles IV, who founded the famous Charles University in 1348, the first university in Central Europe.

Nowadays, Prague is an important European city that attracts visitors not only by the abundance of architectural gems the generations of our ancestors left us. It is a place where cultural, social and political events of international importance are held as well as a popular destination for trade fairs and congresses.

Prague – getting there

By plane
The Václav Havel Airport Prague is located on the outskirts of Prague, some 20 kilometres to the northwest of the city centre.

By train

Hlavní (Wilsonovo) nádraží (Main Railway Station) – Praha 2, Wilsonova (Metro line C, Hlavní nádraží station)
Masarykovo nádraží (Masaryk Railway Station) – Praha 1, Hybernská (Metro line B, Náměstí Republiky station)
Smíchovske nádraží (Smíchov Railway Station) – Praha 5, Nádražní (Metro line B, Smíchovské nádraží station)
Praha-Holešovice – Praha 7, Partyzánská (Metro line C, Nádraží Holešovice station)

By bus

Florenc – Praha 8, Křižíkova (Metro lines B and C, Florenc station)
Na Knížecí – Praha 5, Nádražní (Metro line B, Anděl station)
Holešovice – Praha 7, Partyzánská (Metro line C, Nádraží Holešovice station)
Roztyly – Praha 4, Ryšavého (Metro line C, Roztyly station)
Černý Most – Praha 9 (Metro line B, Černý Most station)



O2 Arena

Českomoravská 2345/17
190 93 Praha 9
For more information on the arena, click here.

The O2 Arena is the most modern multi-purpose venue for sport, culture, entertainment, exhibitions and other events in Eastern Europe. It is equipped with state-of-the-art technology which allows for more than 25 different arena configurations to be used, providing the appropriate layout, functionality and technical environment for every kind of show, sporting and/or cultural event.

The O2 Arena is a truly versatile facility capable of accommodating almost any kind of show.

The O2 Arena will host all three Rounds of the FIBA U19 World Championship – from the Preliminary Round all the way to the Final.


O2 Arena - Prague

Floor area: 26,000 square metres
Number of floors: 6
Capacity: up to 17,500 spectators
Skyboxes: 65
Club seats: 1,312 places
Party Boxes: 4
Catering services: 2,500 places in bars, restaurants and cafés, 29 fast food concession stands

Podvinný Mlýn Arena
Podvinný mlýn
190 00 Praha 9
For more information on the arena, click here

Podvinný Mlýn Arena is a multi-functional sports facility that opened in 2008 and serves as a home venue to first division teams in various sports.

The arena has welcomed a number of major sporting events and has a seating capacity of 1,100. Ideally located, close to the city centre and with easy access by public transportation, the arena is just a short walk from the O2 Arena.

Podvinný Mlýn Arena will host games of the Preliminary Round and Eighth Final Round.


Podyinny mlyn Arena


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