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Belgická 130/32

Belgická 130/32

A broken pediment in the baroque style adorns the facade of this historicist block in Prague’s Vinohrady district. The elegant neo-renaissance bust of a young woman – with her detailed clothing and tender expression – makes this a...

Hybernská 1036/3: Sweerts-Špork Palace

Hybernská 1036/3: Sweerts-Špork Palace

By the end of the seventeenth century, the house that previously stood here – at one time owned by the father of the engraver Václav Hollar – had fallen into disrepair, prompting its sale to Count Karl Joachim...

Vlkova 800/31: Memorial to Jaroslav Seifert

Vlkova 800/31: Memorial to Jaroslav Seifert

The plaque below the bust tells that ‘From 1907 to 1912, the Czech poet and Nobel Prize winner Jaroslav Seifert attended this school’. The school in question, in the district of Žižkov, is now named after the writer....

Řehořova 992/10

Řehořova 992/10

Look up at this apartment block in the Prague quarter of Žižkov and you will notice three renaissance figures – knight, nun and lutenist – tripping across a landscape of ribbons and linden leaves. The delightful bas-relief, reminiscent...

Husitská 191/47

Husitská 191/47

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

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

Ruská 473/8

Ruská 473/8

The facade of one of two adjacent houses both by Osvald Polívka. The mosaic between the musicians reads ‘Kde domov můj? -‘Where is my home?’ – the opening words of the Czech national anthem, music by František Škroup,...

Ruská 452/12

Ruská 452/12

An outstanding iron-grilled double-height door of the art nouveau style, one of a number of impressive architectural statements in this street on the border of Vršovice and Vinohrady.

Seifertova 32/3

Seifertova 32/3

This handsome end-of-row apartment block in neo-baroque style represents the western boundary of the suburb of Žižkov. Further along the same street, the main highway and railway lines make a savage cut through the centre of the city,...