Tagged: artists

Praha hlavní nádraží (Main Station)

Praha hlavní nádraží (Main Station)

A mere thirty years after the arrival of the first railways in Prague, the urgent need for expansion resulted in the demolition of the original neo-renaissance Franz Josef station. Its replacement – built between 1901...

Staroměstské náměstí: Jan Hus Memorial

Staroměstské náměstí: Jan Hus Memorial

This monumental bronze of the religious reformer Master Jan Hus – flanked by victorious troops of the 15th century Hussite wars but also by the exiled protestants of the 17th century Thirty Years’ War –...

Trojická 386/1

Trojická 386/1

These attractive balconies decorate the facade of one of a range of apartments constructed in the district of Podskalí following the devastating flood of 1890. The work of several leading architects, this particular corner building...

Slovenská 2499/4: Šaloun Villa

Slovenská 2499/4: Šaloun Villa

This extraordinary facade is the entrance to an art nouveau studio built between 1908 and 1911 by Ladislav Šaloun (1870-1946), the Czech sculptor whose main claim to fame is the memorial to Jan Hus in...

Anglická 1219/27

Anglická 1219/27

This magnificent neo-baroque house at the corner of Anglická and Náměstí Míru is by the architect and designer Josef Pospíšil. Although relatively little is known about him, Pospíšil left behind an enormous catalogue of Prague...

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...

U obecního dvora 798/5: House of the Censors

U obecního dvora 798/5: House of the Censors

The short mediaeval street near the Convent of Saint Agnes has a fascinating history. In the Middle Ages, Prague’s Municipal Court (Obecní dvůr) had its seat here. Two doors away sat the Censors, whose job...

Nad Královskou oborou 102/5

Nad Královskou oborou 102/5

A memorial to the Slovak painter Cyprián Majerník (1909-1945), who spent most of his working life in Bohemia. His paintings were strongly influenced by contemporary events, especially the Spanish Civil War (Don Quixote became an...