Tagged: neo-renaissance

Gröbe Villa (Grébovka) interior

Gröbe Villa (Grébovka) interior

Between 2003 and 2008, the sumptuous interior of the Gröbe Villa in Vinohrady was remodelled in the style of Josef Schulz’s original design by the architectural husband and wife team Michal Hron and Hedvika Hronová....

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...

Havlíčkova 1014/2, Masaryk Station

Havlíčkova 1014/2, Masaryk Station

Masarykovo nádraží is the oldest railway station in Prague. Constructed to receive the first trains from Vienna via Olomouc, the neo-renaissance main building is by Antonin Jungling, with the possible involvement of Viennese court architects...

Lichtenštejnský palác (Liechtenstein Palace)

Lichtenštejnský palác (Liechtenstein Palace)

There have been Princes of Liechtenstein resident in Prague since the early 1600s. Karel ‘the Bloody’ – the first prince and founder of the dynasty – was put in charge of the execution of the...

Náměstí Míru 1450/7: Vinohrady Theatre

Náměstí Míru 1450/7: Vinohrady Theatre

The Municipal Theatre of Královské (‘Royal’) Vinohrady, standing guard at one corner of Náměstí Míru (Peace Square), is among Prague’s most representative neo-renaissance buildings. Work commenced in February 1905, according to a winning design by...

Náměstí Jana Palacha 79/1: Rudolfinum

Náměstí Jana Palacha 79/1: Rudolfinum

In 1885, the Böhmische Sparkasse (Czech Savings Bank) commissioned the architects of the National Theatre, Josef Zítek and his pupil Josef Schulz, to design a new art gallery and concert complex on an undeveloped riverside...

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...

Ovocný trh 567/15: U České orlice

Ovocný trh 567/15: U České orlice

‘Mír a štěstí buď pod touto střechou’: ‘May peace and happiness reign under this roof’ AD 1897. The House of the Bohemian Eagle (U České orlice) stands in the historic fruitmarket, near to the House...

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...

Korunní 725/66: Vinohrady Water Tower

Korunní 725/66: Vinohrady Water Tower

The Vinohradská Vodárna (Vinohrady Water Tower) is a handsome neo-renaissance turret dating from 1882. Its designer was Antonín Turek, a local architect responsible for many noteworthy public buildings, including the National House of Vinohrady and...