The restoration of Prague’s Rašínovo nábřeží embankment will begin in mid-April.
Prague City Hall approved the changes last year, but the renovation works were delayed due to administrative and technical reasons. The waterfront on the opposite side of the river at Smíchov is also being renovated.
The revitalisation will mainly concern the renovation of 12 rooms set into the stone walls, under the upper-level street. Some of them will be turned into public cafes and galleries featuring glass entrances. New benches and trash containers will be placed along the promenade as well.
Around 2010, Náplavka was transformed from peaceful footpaths with pleasant views into a buzzing alternative social hotspot. Farmers markets, sports events, open boats and cultural activities are among the list of things Náplavka have been host to. In recent years, however, locals feel the space has lost some of its alternative charm as it has become more commercialized, with an influx of beer tents marketed to tourists.