Category: neo-classical

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Gröbe Villa (Grébovka)

This splendid winged lion (not a gryphon, incidentally, which would have an eagle’s beak) is one of the many traditional emblems adorning the frieze of the neoclassical Gröbe Villa in Vinohrady, designed by architects Antonín Barvitius and Josef...

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Malostranské nábřeží 563/3

A magnificent double-height neo-classical doorway with ironwork grille and triumphal embellishments: one of a number of grand residential statements on a stretch of the embankment adjacent to Kampa island.

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Národní 223/2: National Theatre

A theatre was planned for this riverbank site as early as 1844, but it was not until 1862 that the first National Theatre (Národní Divadlo) appeared in the form of a neo-classical building designed by Ignác Vojtěch Ullmann....

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Železná 540/11: Estates Theatre

The Estates Theatre (Stavovské Divadlo) was designed and built between 1781 and 1783 by the architect Anton Hoffenecker. Count František Antonin Nostitz-Rieneck, who commissioned it, was one of the leading proponents of Bohemian independence in the 18th century,...

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Budečská 824/30

Neo-classical doorway in the elegant residential district of Vinohrady, appropriately bearing the Latin inscription ‘Welcome’. Once lying outide the city walls, Vinohrady is named after the vineyards which were planted here in the reign of Charles IV –...

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Štěpánská 543/3

Strohgly inspired by Roman architecture, this neo-classical facade in Štěpánská (Saint Stephen’s Street) combines many elements that would have been familiar to the author of the first text-book on architecture, Marcus Vitruvius Pollo. They include supporters in the...

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Londýnská 522/2

A fine example of a neo-classical frontage in the attractive tree-lined Londýnská (London Street), part of the residential district of Vinohrady.

Neobaroque facade, Prague

Záhřebská 577/33

A figure clad in baroque dress stands guard over a handsome apartment building in Zagreb Street in Prague’s Vinohrady district.