Štefánikova Street goes from Anděl to Újezd on the left bank of the Vltava river in Prague. There is frequent tram service in Štefánikova Street and these trams provide the fastest connection between the districts of Smíchov and Lesser Quarter (Malá Strana).
Location and Interesting Places
At Anděl, Štefánikova Street starts next to Anděl metro station, at the junction with 3 other big streets: Plzeňská, Lidická and Nádražní.
On the other end it takes you to Náměstí Kinských (Kinsky Square) at the beginning of Újezd, at the foot of the Petřín Hill. Only some 150 metres away there is the Memorial to the Victims of Communism.
Approximately in the middle of Štefánikova Street, halfway from Anděl to Újezd, there is Arbesovo náměstí (Arbes Square).
Milan Rastislav Štefánik
Štefánikova Street is named after the Slovak politician Milan Rastislav Štefánik, who was a member of the Czechoslovak National Council during the World War I (he was actually the Minister of War) and contributed to the eventual sovereignity of Czechoslovakia after the Austria-Hungarian Monarchy disintegrated at the end of the war in 1918.