Gröbe Villa: Gazebo

The Vinični Altán, or Vineyard Gazebo, was built between 1879 and 1881 as a summerhouse for the neighbouring Villa Gröbe (Grébovka) by the estate architects Antonín Barvitius and Josef Schulz. Overlooking the slopes of the vineyard, with panoramic views over southern Prague, this decorative construction is today a restaurant and wine bar.

Following damage in the February 1945 allied bombing raid and subsequent years of disrepair, the gazebo was rebuilt in 2004 at a cost of 20m crowns (then about £700,000) retaining Barvitius’s design, with the addition of a modern glass-and-stone extension housing a small exhibition gallery.