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Královský Letohrádek (Royal Summer Palace)

Perched high on the castle hill overlooking the city from a viewpoint known as the Belvedere, the palace is said to be the finest example of Italian renaissance architecture outside Italy itself. Commissioned by Emperor Ferdinand I for...

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Prague Castle: Míčovna (Ball-Game House)

The Great Ball Game House in the grounds of the castle dates from between 1567 and 1569 and is the work of Bonifaz Wohlmut, who also contributed to the nearby Royal Summer Palace as well as the Church...

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Nad hradním vodojemem 642/14: Villa Müller

This impressive modernist villa was designed in 1928 by the celebrated architect Adolf Loos for the the family of civil engineer František Müller, co-owner of the Kapsa-Müller construction company. A clean white cube set on a steep hillside...

Powder Tower, Prague, restored facade

Prašná brána (Powder Tower)

The eastern side of the mediaeval city was guarded by an imposing entrance on the road leading from Prague to the royal mint at Kutná Hora. In the fifteenth century the already 400-year-old gateway was replaced by an...

Na Klavirce art nouveau facade, Prague

Na Václavce 175/46

This beautifully-decorated villa was designed in the early 1900s by the Smíchov-based architect František Kavalír, a pupil of Jan Kotěra. Its name ‘Na Klavírce’ records the farmstead Klavírka which previously stood here when the hill above Smíchov was...

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Celetná 569/34: The Black Madonna

The ‘House of the Black Madonna’ occupies a corner plot between the streets of Celetná and Ovocný trh (Fruitmarket) in Prague’s Old Town. Its facade and the unique interior were designed in 1911 by Josef Gočár, an example...

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Letohrádek Hvězda (Star Summer Palace)

This outstanding summer palace and hunting lodge is the work of renaissance architects Giovanni Maria Aostalli and Giovanni Lucchese. Commissioned in 1530 by the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I, the project was finally realized in 1555 by his...

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Church of Our Lady of the Snows

Ordained by Charles IV in 1347 on the day after his coronation, the original intention was to construct a great triple-aisled basilica reflecting the status of Prague as a second Rome. Even its name – Our Lady of...

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Perlova 371/5: Palác ARA

In the 17th century, the plot on which this building stands was owned by Vojtěch Had of Proseč, whose noble title Perlštejn probably gave Perlova street its name. Until the twentieth century a neo-classical palace stood on this...

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 neo-renaissance main building is by Antonin Jungling, with the possible involvement of Viennese court architects Peter de Nobile...