Category: art nouveau

Karlovo náměstí 288/17: U Sedlerů

Karlovo náměstí 288/17: U Sedlerů

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...

Národní 1987/22: Café Louvre

Národní 1987/22: Café Louvre

In 1902 – the year which saw a hugely influential exhibition of French art held in Prague –  the elegant Café Louvre opened its doors on the first floor of an impressive townhouse by architects František Buldra and...

Na Václavce 175/46

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...

Jeruzalémská 1310/7: Jubilee Synagogue

Jeruzalémská 1310/7: Jubilee Synagogue

Also known as the Jerusalem synagogue and ‘Velká synagoga’ or ‘Great synagogue’, the Jubilee synagogue was originally proposed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the reign of Franz Josef I in 1898. Five years earlier, a law had...

Londýnská 575/48

Londýnská 575/48

A splendid French-style town house in the art nouveau style with neo-baroque detailing, designed by architect Jaroslav Pelc and constructed between 1913 and 1914.

Palackého náměstí: Palacký Monument

Palackého náměstí: Palacký Monument

František Palacký (pronounced Palat-ski), is one of three men honoured with the title ‘Father of the Nation’, the other two being the 14th-century emperor Charles IV and the first President of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. Born in Moravia...

Košická 229/23 & 71/21

Košická 229/23 & 71/21

A fine set of early twentieth-century apartments in Vršovice, near the border with Vinohrady. The style combines the architectural language of the neo-baroque with decorative elements of art nouveau.

Náměstí Republiky 1090/5: Municipal House

Náměstí Republiky 1090/5: Municipal House

The Municipal House (Obecní dům) was built between 1905 and 1912 on the site of the former Royal Court as an official centre for Czech social and cultural affairs. When an open competition for its design produced no...

Staroměstské náměstí: Jan Hus Memorial

Staroměstské náměstí: Jan Hus Memorial

This monumental bronze of the religious reformer Master Jan Hus – flanked by victorious troops of the 15th century Hussite wars but also by the exiled protestants of the 17th century Thirty Years’ War – was begun by...

Trojická 386/1

Trojická 386/1

These attractive balconies decorate the facade of one of a range of apartments constructed in the district of Podskalí following the devastating flood of 1890. The work of several leading architects, this particular corner building is by Bohuslav...