Category: historicist

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...

Husova 158/20: Clam-Gallas Palace

Husova 158/20: Clam-Gallas Palace

Descended from a distinguished Austrian family, Count Johann Wenzel (Jan Václav) von Gallas managed an extensive diplomatic portfolio. As well as being Ambassador to London and the Hague during the War of the Spanish Succession, he was also...

Prašná brána (Powder Tower)

Prašná brána (Powder Tower)

For many years, the eastern wall of the city was guarded by an imposing gatehouse on the road leading to the royal mint at Kutná Hora. In time, it came to form the entrance to the city for...

Havlíčkova 1014/2, Masaryk Station

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...

Londýnská 595/26

Londýnská 595/26

This smart neo-classical frontage in Vinohrady is a typical example of fin-de-siecle Prague townhouse architecture; it could easily have been transplanted from the British capital after which this desirable street is named.

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.

Nuselské schody (Nusle Steps)

Nuselské schody (Nusle Steps)

On the south edge of Vinohrady (Prague 2) the land falls away into a broad valley, spanned today by the dramatic Nusle bridge carrying metro and road links to the southern suburbs and beyond. But the industrialization of...

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 Míru 1450/7: Vinohrady Theatre

Náměstí Míru 1450/7: Vinohrady Theatre

The Municipal Theatre of Královské (‘Royal’) Vinohrady, standing guard at one corner of Náměstí Míru (Peace Square), is among Prague’s most representative neo-renaissance buildings. Work commenced in February 1905, according to a winning design by the the architect...

U Zvonařky

U Zvonařky

This fine ornamental staircase, along with its companion on the opposite side of the road, connects the high ground of the New Town with that of Vinohrady. The upper street on this side, U Zvonařky (‘Bellmaker’s’) is named in...