Category: neo-renaissance

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Gröbe Villa (Grébovka) interior details

Between 2003 and 2008, the sumptuous interior of the Gröbe Villa in Vinohrady was remodelled in the style of Josef Schulz’s original design by the architectural husband and wife team Michal Hron and Hedvika Hronová. The villa, originally...

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Karlovo náměstí 288/17

Originally a low building housing a brewery, the house on Charles Square known as U Sedlerů was rebuilt in 1899 by Rudolf Tereba. Its new neo-renaissance facade was decorated with a splendid art nouveau frieze depicting the establishment...

Masaryk Station, Prague

Havlíčkova 1014/2, Masaryk Station

Masarykovo nádraží is the oldest railway station in Prague. Constructed to receive the first trains from Vienna via Olomouc, the neorenaissance main building is by Antonin Jungling, with the possible involvement of Viennese court architects Peter de Nobile...

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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Lichtenštejnský palác (Liechtenstein Palace)

There have been Princes of Liechtenstein resident in Prague since the early 1600s. Karel – the first prince and founder of the dynasty – was put in charge of the execution of the leaders of the Bohemian Estates...

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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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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...

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Ovocný trh 567/15: The Czech Eagle

‘Mír a štěstí buď pod touto střechou’: ‘May peace and happiness reign under this roof’ AD 1897. The House of the Czech Eagle stands in the historic ‘Ovocný trh’ (Fruitmarket), near to the famous House of the Black...