Táborská 500/30: Nusle Town Hall

The neo-renaissance Nusle Town Hall by Antonín Turek (1908) still houses the offices of the district of Prague 4. Its splendid arcaded balcony, facade and clock are all typical of the decorative fervour of that time, as is the declaration of Nusle’s independence in the letters cut into the pennants (MN = Město Nusle: the Town of Nusle).

To assert this fierce sense of identity even further, the interior of the hall carries the legend ‘Nusle Sobě’ (Nusle unto itself), echoing the famous slogan ‘Národ Sobě (the Nation unto itself) which appears over the stage of Prague’s National Theatre.