Tagged: Antonín Barvitius

Barvitius was a leading revivalist, who studied in Prague and Vienna. His early training took him to Rome, where he was responsible for restoring the Palazzo Venezia, at that time the seat of the Austrian ambassador. A dedicated conservator, he headed the Art Committee for the Completion of St Vitus's Cathedral

Basilica of Saint Wenceslas, Smíchov

The township of Smíchov, on the left bank of the Vltava, was a centre of Christian worship from the earliest times. The first Carthusian monastery in Bohemia stood close to here, from its foundation in 1342 until its...

Gröbe Villa: Gazebo

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...

Gröbe Villa (Grébovka)

Gröbe Villa (Grébovka)

In 1871, a kilometre-long train tunnel was constructed under the high ground of this historic district on the southern side of the city. Moritz Gröbe, the railway magnate whose company was responsible for digging it, had the excavated...