Municipal House (Obecní dům)

Municipal House (Obecní dům) – náměstí Republiky 5, Prague 1 www.obecnidum.cz This Art Nouveau building, built from 1905 to 1911, is an example of unprecedented artistic and craft skills and quality. Its rich exterior and interior decorations are the work of Alfons Mucha, Max Švabinský, J. V. Myslbek, and others. The monumental Smetana Hall dominatesRead More

Týn Yard (Týnský dvůr)

  Týn Yard (Týnský dvůr)  between Týnská, Štupartská and Malá Štupartská streets, Prague 1 One of the most important historical sites in Prague. This block of buildings, probably built in the 11th century, was originally a fortified merchant yard, where customs duties – ungelt – were collected, hence the name of the whole area. TheRead More

Wallenstein Palace (Valdštejnský palác)

Wallenstein Palace (Valdštejnský palác) – Valdštejnské náměstí 4, Prague 1, www.senat.cz The vast palace complex, the first monumental early Baroque secular building in Prague, was built between 1624 and 1630 on the site of 26 houses, 6 gardens, 2 brickworks and 1 plot of land for one of the most powerful and wealthiest Czech noblemenRead More

Church of Our Lady Victorious

  Church of Our Lady Victorious – Infant Jesus of Prague (Kostel Panny Marie Vítězné – Pražské Jezulátko) – Karmelitská 9, Prague 1 www.pragjesu.info This early Baroque building, dating from 1611 and rebuilt between 1634 and 1669 by the Carmelite order, is famous for its statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague, originally from SpainRead More

St. Nicholas Church (Kostel sv. Mikuláše)

St. Nicholas Church (Kostel sv. Mikuláše) – Malostranské náměstí, Prague 1  www.stnicholas.cz One of the most important buildings of Baroque Prague with its dominant dome and belfry. The interior decoration of the church is an outstanding example of Baroque architecture. The dome has an impressive diameter of 20 m and an interior height of overRead More

Charles Bridge (Karlův Most)

  – Malá Strana, Staré Město, Prague 1 Prague’s oldest bridge was built to replace the Judith Bridge that had been badly damaged by floods in 1342. The Stone, or Prague, Bridge, called Charles Bridge since 1870, was begun in 1357 by Charles IV and was completed in 1402. The bridge is built of sandstoneRead More

Lobkowicz Palace (Lobkowiczký palác)

Lobkowicz Palace (Lobkowiczký palác) Lobkowicz Palace (Lobkowiczký palác) – Jiřská 3, Prague 1, www.lobkowicz.cz The Lobkowicz Palace, the only privately owned building in the Prague Castle complex, houses a museum with the Lobkowicz family art collections. These are the largest and oldest family-owned art collections in the Czech Republic and contain paintings by world- famous painters,Read More