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Londýnská 595/26

This smart neo-classical frontage in Vinohrady is a typical example of fin-de-siecle Prague townhouse architecture; it could easily have been transplanted from the British capital after which this desirable street is named.

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Londýnská 575/48

A splendid French-style town house in the art nouveau style with neo-baroque detailing, designed by architect Jaroslav Pelc and constructed between 1913 and 1914

Nusle steps, Prague

Nuselské Schody (Nusle Steps)

On the south edge of Vinohrady (Prague 2) the land falls away into a broad valley, spanned today by the dramatic Nusle bridge carrying metro and road links to the southern suburbs and beyond. But the industrialization of...

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Košická 229/23 & 71/21

A fine set of early twentieth-century apartments in Vršovice, near the border with Vinohrady. The style combines the architectural language of the neo-baroque with decorative elements of art nouveau.

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Náměstí Míru 1450/7: Vinohrady Theatre

The Municipal Theatre of Královské (‘Royal’) Vinohrady, standing guard at one corner of Náměstí Míru (Peace Square), is among Prague’s most representative neo-renaissance buildings. Work commenced in February 1905, according to a winning design by the the architect...

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U Zvonařky

This fine ornamental staircase, along with its companion on the opposite side of the road, connects the high ground of the New Town with that of Vinohrady. The upper street on this side, U Zvonařky (‘Bellmaker’s’) is named in...

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Cathedral Church of Saint Vitus

Founded on 21 November 1344, Saint Vitus’s Cathedral in Prague Castle is the work of generations of master builders. The east end (to the right of this picture) was built by the French architect Matthew of Arras, who...

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Rotunda of Saint Martin, Vyšehrad

The oldest of the three Romanesque round churches in Prague, Saint Martin’s is also the earliest surviving structure in the ancient citadel of Vyšehrad, to the south of the city. The rotunda dates from the reign of Vratislav...

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Náměstí Jana Palacha 79/1: Rudolfinum

In 1885, the Böhmische Sparkasse (Czech Savings Bank) commissioned the architects of the National Theatre, Josef Zítek and his pupil Josef Schulz, to design a new art gallery and concert complex on an undeveloped riverside plot where in...

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Podplukovníka Sochora 694/24

John of Luxembourg (King of Bohemia 1310-1346) is one of three rulers in this neo-renaissance frieze by the 19th-century painter Mikoláš Aleš. He is flanked by his successor Charles IV (King of Bohemia 1346-1378, Holy Roman Emperor), and...