Tagged: murals

Karlovo náměstí 288/17: U Sedlerů

Karlovo náměstí 288/17: U Sedlerů

Originally a low building housing a brewery, the house on Charles Square known as U Sedlerů was rebuilt in 1899 by Rudolf Tereba. Its new neo-renaissance facade was decorated with a splendid art nouveau frieze...

Josefská 28/8: Church of Saint Thomas

Josefská 28/8: Church of Saint Thomas

In 1285, twenty years after his father Otakar II first invited the Augistinians to Bohemia, Wenceslas II granted them in perpetuity the church of Saint Thomas in Prague’s Malá Strana (Lesser Quarter) district. The church...

Karlovo náměstí metro, mosaic

Karlovo náměstí metro, mosaic

Part of the enormous mosaic depicting the life and times of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, designed by the painter and illustrator Radomír Kolář. Among Charles’s greatest achievements was the foundation of the university that...

U trojského zámku 1/4: Troja Chateau

U trojského zámku 1/4: Troja Chateau

This fine baroque chateau to the north of Prague was built between 1678 and 1695 for Václav Vojtěch, Count of Šternberk, according to a design by the prominent Dijon architect Jean-Baptiste Mathey. The monumental staircase...

Mariánské náměstí 190/5: Klementinum

Mariánské náměstí 190/5: Klementinum

The Klementinum has always been at the academic heart of Prague. In 1556, when twelve missionaries arrived in the city to found a Jesuit college, they chose as their new home the complex of buildings...

Podplukovníka Sochora 694/24

Podplukovníka Sochora 694/24

John of Luxembourg (King of Bohemia 1310-1346) is one of three rulers in this neo-renaissance frieze by the 19th-century painter Mikoláš Aleš. He is flanked by his successor Charles IV (King of Bohemia 1346-1378, Holy...

Slavíčkova 151/15

Slavíčkova 151/15

The first duke of Bohemia to be officially crowned as King was Vratislav II, in 1085. A strong proponent of the Slavonic rite – which had been banned by the papacy for the previous two...

Staroměstské náměstí 604/14: Týn School

Staroměstské náměstí 604/14: Týn School

The building directly in front of the well-known church of Our Lady before Týn in Prague’s Old Town Square (part of which is visible in the background) was originally a school, formed from the amalgamation...

Vršovické náměstí 67/8: Civic Savings Bank

Vršovické náměstí 67/8: Civic Savings Bank

The Občanská Záložna (Civic Savings Bank) in Vršovice was founded in 1888, and these splendid art nouveau headquarters date from 1912. The principal architect was Antonín Balšánek, whose name is grandly inscribed in the vestibule...

Náměstí Míru: Church of Saint Ludmila

Náměstí Míru: Church of Saint Ludmila

Josef Mocker (1835-99) was the architect who, more than any other, embodied the spirit of the Gothic Revival in Bohemia. His vast legacy includes major additions to at least twenty existing buildings, among them St...