Category: neo-baroque

Vychovatelna, Prague

Bulovka: Vychovatelna and Rokoska

Entering the city limits, drivers approaching Prague from the north encounter a dramatic sight. Dominating the high ridge to their left, a brooding neo-baroque chateau suddenly hoves into view like a great three-storey ship sailing the horizon. Nowadays...

Lány Chateau

Lány Chateau

The village of Lány, twenty miles from Prague, stands in a region of fields and forests used for hunting since at least the tenth century. But it was in 1587 that Emperor Rudolf II forged a powerful link...


Výstaviště Exhibition Grounds

In 1791 a vast outdoor exhibition took place in Prague to mark the coronation (as King of Bohemia) of the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II. The celebrations included the first performance of Mozart’s penultimate opera, La Clemenza di...


Ječná 519/34

This framed Mother and Child appears on the ornamental facade of a neo-baroque house in Prague’s New Town. The building, at the corner of the major thoroughfare Ječná (Barley Street), is home to a traditional Czech pub named...


Londýnská 575/48

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


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.


Rytířská 406/10

Designed in 1893 by the architect Jindřich Fialka (who was to become the first director of the School of Industrial Design in Pardubice) this magnificent neo-baroque structure was ceremonially opened in February 1897 as the Old Town Market...


Most Legií: Bridge of the Legions

These copper-domed turrets, recently restored, were originally toll-booths for the nine-span stone bridge constructed between 1898 and 1901 and named after the first emperor of Austria, Franz I. Designed by the architect Antonín Balšánek to replace an earlier...


Prague Castle: Spanish Hall

Conceived in the late 1500s by the architect Giovanni Gargioli and completed in 1602-8 by Giovanni Maria Filippi, the Spanish Hall (Španělský sál) is one of the most impressive of Prague Castle’s state rooms. Named after the Spanish...


28. října 377/13

A highly ornamented doorway on one of Prague’s busiest shopping streets at the west end of Wenceslas Square. The name of the street (’28 October’), commemorates the founding of the newly independent state of Czechoslovakia in 1918. As...