Dejvická station is located in Dejvice (hence the name) - a town district north-west of the centre of Prague, consisting mostly of apartement blocks from inter-war period. It is now the only terminus of Prague metro lines located in the inner city, although an extension westwards has been planned for quite a long time. The station itself is situated directly under Evropská street, which is the longest street in Prague and the main road link between the centre and Ruzyně international airport. Therefore Dejvická is fairly busy with people going to and from the airport. Unfortunately, untill a new connection to the airport is built (either metro or railway), they will have to use bus line 119 which runs along Evropská street.
The station has two ticket halls, interconnected by an underground corridor, which is quite unusual disposition in Prague metro system. The west ticket hall offers access to a tram stop Dejvická and several bus stops including the one for the airport line 119. Moreover, there are several colleges nearby (e.g. architecture, civil engineering, electrical engineering, chemistry, theology), so Dejvická is also quite busy with students. The east ticket hall lies beneath the east end of Evropská street and serves mainly Vítězné náměstí (The square of Victory - or literally 'The Victorious square').

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Vítězné náměstí. You can see there the above-mentioned houses from the interwar period. The column on the left is a memorial to Czechoslovak abroad resistance movement during the World War II. It is pretty new; it was unveiled in 2004.

A closer look at the memorial from the opposite direction. On the right there is one of entrances to the east ticket hall. The building on the left is the residence of Czech General Staff.

A view of the east ticket hall, looking toward the stairs an the elelvator to the platform level. The area behind the glass wall is virtually the ticket hall, while the area in the front is rather a vestibule with several shops and kiosks. This is a disposition which quite common in Prague metro stations.

This view shows one of exits from the east ticket hall (not the one next to the memorial). On the right you can see some of the shops.

The east ticket hall, a view of the part behind the glass wall. The elevator goes only down to the platform, because directly above there is a road and a tramway track. Unfortunately, while elevator from the platform is only here in the east ticket hall, elevators up to street level are on the contrary in the west ticket hall and in the corridor between them. Thus it is not very easy to get to and from the platform using these elevators. But probably this was the only technically acceptable solution.
On the right you can see the corridor connecting the east ticket hall with the west one.

This view shows more clearly the corridor and the stairs from the east ticket hall to the platform.

An exit located in the middle of the interconnecting corridor between both ticket halls. There is also one of the elevators to street level.

A bus on the airport line 119.

Tram stop Dejvická in Evropská street with two entrances into the west ticket hall. In the background you can see houses on the Vítězné náměstí.

The elevator from street level to the west ticket hall...

...and the same elevator downstairs.

A view of the west ticket hall. Quite similar to the other one.

Two exits to the tram stop - the same you can see on the photo above.
More interesting, though, is the area between them. Today there is a tobacconist's and newsagent's - nothing special. But during the communist era the station was called Leninova (as well as Evropská street was called Leninova street and instead of Vítězné náměstí there was Náměstí VŘSR, which meant 'Square of the Great October Socialist Revolution'). And here, between the two station exits, opposite to escalator from the platform, was a relievo of Lenin himself. After the downfall of the communism it was naturally removed.

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A view of the escalators from the west ticket hall to the platform and the indefinable artwork behind them. Any idea what it might be?
On the left you can see the interconnecting corridor again. It is slightly noticeable here that it is not exact level but it declines towards the east ticket hall, due to a mild declination of Evropská street above.

The difference in altitude of both ticket halls is also one of reasons why there are escalators on the west end of the platform, unlike the other end.

The west end of the platform with the escalators. On the right you can see one of layup tracks of the station.

A long view of the platform with lots of people waiting for an easbound train.

A westbound train arriving.

The same train, now empty, is moving to the lay-up tracks.

Again the west end of the station, this time a view from the eastbound platform. You can see another layup track with an 81-71 series train. There are two more layup tracks behind the escalators.

The east end of the platform with the stairway and the elevator to the east ticket hall.

A graphic representation of the line. An ordinary part of signage at all stations of Prague metro, diverging only in colors.