Category: neo-renaissance


Vinohradská 1233/22

Detail of the richly decorative neorenaissance frieze adorning the frontage of several adjacent apartments dating from 1903 in Vinohrady. The rhyming motto reads ‘Kdo zde bude přebývati, ruč mu Pán Bůh požehnati’: ‘Whosoever dwelleth here, God Almighty hold...


Vinohradská 1595/31

One of two adjacent neo-renaissance properties with handsome double loggia balconies on Vinohradská. The street, and district, are named after the Royal Vineyards (Královské Vinohrady) which covered this part of Prague from the 14th century onwards. In the...


Bubenečská 365/41

The area of Prague due north of the castle is known for its splendid historicist apartment buildings such as this one on Bubenečská. Alois Zima — who also created residences in Vinohrady, designed three buildings on this street,...


Malé náměstí

The oldest fountain in Prague stands in Malé náměstí (Little Square), not far from the more famous Old Town Square. What we see today was substantially remodelled from 1876 to 1878 by the master of the neo-gothic, Josef...


Táborská 500/30: Nusle Town Hall

The side elevation of the neo-renaissance Nusle Town Hall, 1908, which houses the offices of the district of Prague 4. Its splendid arcaded balcony, facade and clock are all typical of the decorative fervour of that time, as...

U Rotta, Prague

Malé náměstí 142/3

The highly-decorated facade of the ironmonger’s ‘U Rotta’ (Rott’s) with allegories by Mikoláš Aleš, now home to the Hard Rock Café. Constructed in 1895-7, the building is the work of the architect Eduard Rechziegel.


Koperníkova 2204/10

This beautiful villa on the border between Vinohrady and Vřsovice was until 2012 the residence of the Danish ambassador, the coat of arms of whose country can be seen above the central window.


Řehořova 992/10

Look up at this apartment block in the Prague quarter of Žižkov and you will notice three renaissance figures – knight, nun and lutenist – tripping across a landscape of ribbons and linden leaves. The delightful bas-relief, reminiscent...