Welcome to a city full of life...

Not only thanks to its location and history, but also thanks to the high level of involvement of citizens in public affairs and its rich social, cultural and social life, Říčany was ranked first in the Deloitte (Municipalities in Data) survey for the sixth time in a row for the best town for living in the Czech Republic.

The cadastre of the town of Říčany includes other historical villages Radošovice, Pacov, Strašín, Kuří, Jažlovice and Voděrádky. At the same time, Říčany provides state administration within the ORP (municipality with extended competence) for a large area of 52 municipalities with an area of 377 km2 and 77,533 inhabitants (2023).

After the Velvet Revolution in 1989, the once peaceful cruise town gained a dynamic pace of growth resulting mainly from its proximity to the capital. In the first decade of the new millennium, Říčany experienced a rapid up rapid building development, which meant not only a dramatic increase in population, but also an increasing lack of infrastructure (roads, water, sewerage, school and pre-school facilities, sports facilities, …) The turning point came in 2010, when with the new leadership at the Říčany Town Hall (headed by Mayor Vladimír Koren), the development of the town was significantly re-evaluated from the extensive population growth and encroachment into the surrounding countryside towards building new infrastructure and improving the quality of life for existing residents.

Gradually and with deliberation, new kindergartens and schools were built, sewers were extended, roads were repaired, public buildings were modernized, parks and forest paths were landscaped, and playgrounds, bike paths and other interesting tourist spots were built. Great emphasis was also placed on the quality of public space and the social and cultural life of the city in general.

K 1. In January 2023, Říčany had a total of 16,775 inhabitants. Thanks to its attractive environment, the green belt around the town and excellent transport accessibility (rail and bus connections, proximity to the D1 motorway and the D0 ring road), young families with children have been moving to Říčany for many years (the average age of the inhabitants is 40.1 years). The large number of children living in the city creates considerable demands on educational facilities – the city already operates 6 kindergartens (3 have been built in the last 7 years) and 4 primary schools. Another new elementary school building with a separate gymnasium and a new park is scheduled to begin construction in the fall of 2023. There are also several private nurseries, playgroups and 3 private schools in the town. There are 2 high schools and a vocational secondary school of catering in the town. In Říčany, you can also attend a primary art school established by the town, several private art schools and several language schools.

KindergartensPrimary schoolsSecondary schools
Kindergarten at the Sundial1. Elementary School Říčany Masarykovo SquareGymnasium Říčany
MŠ Čtyřlístek2. Bezručova Primary SchoolMasaryk Classical Grammar School
MŠ Srdíčko3. Primary school U Říčanského lesaSOU Catering Říčany s.r.o.
Kindergarten Zahrádka4. Nerudova Primary School
Kindergarten KuřátkoElementary Art School Říčany
Kindergarten Větrník

In Říčany you can visit many cultural and educational institutions – the museum, the town library, the gallery, the cinema with various lectures or the cultural centre with regular music concerts and theatre performances.

Cultural Contributory Organisations:

Other cultural institutions:

Cultural events throughout the year

Throughout the year, the town organises many major cultural and social events. In February you are invited to the Říčany Masopust, in March there is the Representative Ball of the town, in May people gather at the May Festival, in June there is a Children’s Day for children. The Summer Cinema takes place during the summer and the end of August belongs to the traditional music festival Pohoda Džez. In September, we regularly have several days of Town Festivals, which culminate in a concert of well-known bands, singers and musicians. On Advent Sundays, citizens can sit in a pleasant pre-Christmas atmosphere on Masaryk Square. On St. Nicholas Day, there is an event for children called the Devil’s Paradise. On the eve of Christmas, people meet here under a lit tree accompanied by carols and the smell of Christmas delicacies. Other interesting events worth mentioning are the popular Streetfood festivals held two to three times a year in the streets of the city and the popular music festival Starák.

Tourists and casual visitors can find out everything important about Říčany, including the cultural calendar, accommodation options and other services at the Information Centre office on Masaryk Square.

Sports organisations

Sport is dominated by the rugby players from Říčany. However, fans of football, hockey, tennis, table tennis, cycling, equestrianism, as well as those interested in competitive dancing or hiking will also find something to enjoy. Since 2013, the Na Fialce Leisure Centre has also included a swimming pool. The Sokol and of course the Scouts have a long tradition in Říčany . A number of hiking, cycling and running trails lead through the town and through the Říčany forest. Říčany has its own nature tra il dedicated to nature, history, culture and environment. The town is surrounded by the ponds Jureček, Marvánek and Mlýnský (Mlejňák), whose environment has undergone significant revitalization in recent years. One of the most important constructions of the past years was the preparation and construction of the Do Prahy na kole trail connecting the Prague Kolovraty municipality with Mnichovice, a significant part of which passes through our town.

The main sports facilities in Řecko

Healthcare institutions

In Říčany there is a private health care facility Agel Hospital Říčany and Oliva Children’s Hospital Říčany, which provides medical rehabilitation and follow-up care for children from one to eighteen years of age and specializes in the treatment and prevention of respiratory and musculoskeletal diseases, overweight and obesity. There is also the Poliklinika Říčany, the Medical House OC Lihovar and many private medical specialist practices.

Social institutions

Social services for the elderly in the town are provided by the Říčany Senior Citizens’ Home, the Senior Nursing Home, the Senior House Marta and the Olga Residential Home. For children and youth in the town there is the Integration Path, NZDM Klub Cesta. The charity shop KOLOBĚH is located on the square. The Blue Door Therapeutic Centre deals with improving the quality of life of people who need support and help in life situations and organises training courses on this topic.


All major retail chains are represented in Říčany; citizens can shop in a total of 5 supermarkets (Billa, Lidl, Tesco, Penny, Albert) and several other smaller grocery stores. The shopping centre is located in Lihovar Říčany, in the Mestek department store on Masaryk Square, Atrium Říčany and in the Contera shopping complex.

Restaurant and accommodation services

Říčany can also prepare great culinary experiences. There are several renowned restaurants (Jureček, U Anežky, Čajovna, Oáza), bistros (Poke&Bowls) and also the Říčany brewery. Accommodation is offered by the following hotels and hostels: