Category: neo-renaissance

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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...

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Slavíčkova 151/15

The first duke of Bohemia to be officially crowned as King was Vratislav II, in 1085. A strong proponent of the Slavonic rite – which had been banned by the papacy for the previous two centuries – the...

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Korunní 725/66: Vinohrady Water Tower

The Vinohradská Vodárna (Vinohrady Water Tower) is a neo-renaissance turret by Antonín Turek, a local architect responsible for many noteworthy public buildings, including the National House of Vinohrady and the innovative Vinohrady Market Hall. Its seven storeys once...

Gröbe Villa: Gazebo

The Vinični Altán, or Vineyard Gazebo, was built between 1879 and 1881 as a summerhouse for the neighbouring Villa Gröbe (Grébovka) by the estate architects Antonín Barvitius and Josef Schulz. Overlooking the slopes of the vineyard, with panoramic...

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Gröbe Villa (Grébovka)

In 1871, a kilometre-long train tunnel was constructed under the high ground of this historic district on the southern side of the city. Moritz Gröbe, the railway magnate whose company was responsible for digging it, had the excavated...

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Voroněžská 172/24

A fine example of neo-renaissance balconies on the border of Vinohrady and Vršovice

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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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Příběnická 942/1

A relief depicting Cecilia, patron saint of music, seated at a chamber organ, appears on the southwest-facing wall of this house in Žižkov.

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Pařížská 97/15

Saint George raises a triumphant sword from the third storey of this neo-renaissance mansion on fashionable Paris Street. The house was constructed in 1905 to 1906 by the well-known firm of Matěj Blecha, according to a plan by...