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Betlémské náměstí 258/10

Betlémské náměstí 258/10

Betlémské náměstí (Bethlehem Square) is most famous for its chapel which from 1402 onwards became the de facto base for Jan Hus and his reformist congregations. Opposite the chapel stands this fine baroque house: the inscription above the...

Jilská 527/2 and Skořepka 527/1

Jilská 527/2 and Skořepka 527/1

This magnificent sgraffito on the theme of War and Peace is by the artist Mikoláš Aleš, whose distinctive murals of Czech legend and history turned the city into a living textbook at the end of the nineteenth century....

Uhelný trh 526/6

Uhelný trh 526/6

The memorial plaque on this building in Uhelný trh (Coalmarket) is of particular interest to historians of Czech culture and language. ‘Here stood the house of the Golden Cross, where, on 4 February 1719, the Prague printer K.F....

Václavské náměstí 825/27: Meran Hotel

Václavské náměstí 825/27: Meran Hotel

The Meran Hotel, Wenceslas Square (formerly the Hotel Garni) was designed by Alois Dryák and Jan Letzel, and constructed between 1895 and 1906. Directly abutting on this building is another fine example of contemporary art nouveau work, the...

Václavské náměstí 826/25: Grand Hotel Evropa

Václavské náměstí 826/25: Grand Hotel Evropa

There has been a hotel in this prime location on the northeast side of Wenceslas Square since 1872, when the Hotel Archduke Stephen (U arcivévody Štěpána) was constructed according to a plan by Josef Schulz in the neo-renaissance...

Václavské náměstí 832/19

Václavské náměstí 832/19

Currently the home of the H&M fashion store in Wenceslas Square, this grand neo-baroque building by Friedrich Ohmann and Osvald Polívka was at one time the headquarters of the Trieste-based insurers Assicurazioni Generali. Between 1 November 1907 and...

Francouzská 966/33

Outside the immediate centre of Prague, the experimentation with neo-baroque styling becomes, if anything, more extravagant and florid. Many turn-of-the-century apartments along Francouzská (France Street) are laden with deeply-recessed pediments and cartouches, filled with heavy swags and flourishes...