Category: neo-renaissance

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Husitská 191/47

Jan Hus, the 15th century church reformer whose execution in 1415 sparked the Hussite wars. This street is named after his followers; and the district through which it runs, Žižkov, after Jan Žižka, the one-eyed Hussite warrior whose...

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Peckova 306/11

A beautiful example of a neo-renaissance Prague townhouse. It is situated in the district of Karlín on one side of the tree-lined square that is home to the neo-romanesque basilica of Saints Cyril and Methodius

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Jilská 527/2 and Skořepka 527/1

This magnificent sgraffito on the theme of War and Peace is by the artist Mikoláš Aleš, whose distinctive murals of Czech legend and history turned the city into a living textbook at the end of the nineteenth century....

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Staroměstské náměstí 608/10

Arms of the City of Prague: ‘Gules, a tower, triple-towered or, in the open gateway an arm in armour embowed fesseways holding in the hand a sword in bend sinister, all proper.’ The arms, which appear on several...