Tagged: Prague 10

Korunní 725/66: Vinohrady Water Tower

Korunní 725/66: Vinohrady Water Tower

The Vinohradská Vodárna (Vinohrady Water Tower) is a neo-renaissance turret by Antonín Turek, a local architect responsible for many noteworthy public buildings, including the National House of Vinohrady and the innovative Vinohrady Market Hall. Its...

Voroněžská 172/24

Voroněžská 172/24

A fine example of neo-gothic balconies on the border of Vinohrady (Prague 2) and Vršovice (Prague 10)

Náměstí Svatopluka Čecha: Church of Saint Wenceslas

Náměstí Svatopluka Čecha: Church of Saint Wenceslas

In 1929, to commemorate the millennial of the martyrdom of St Wenceslas, three major commissions were undertaken for the Catholic Church in Prague. The cathedral of St Vitus – begun in the 14th century –...

Vršovické náměstí 84/6: Church of Saint Nicholas

Vršovické náměstí 84/6: Church of Saint Nicholas

A romanesque chapel dedicated to Mary Magdalene is recorded as having stood on this site in the then village of Vršovice in the year 1028. By 1374 the chapel had been been widened, renovated in...

Charkovská 518/22

Charkovská 518/22

Art nouveau detailing on the facade of a row of very fine town houses in the suburb of Vršovice. This building, along with its neighbour, number 20, were probably designed with the collaboration of architect...

Ruská 473/8

Ruská 473/8

The facade of one of two adjacent houses both by Osvald Polívka. The mosaic between the musicians reads ‘Kde domov můj? -‘Where is my home?’ – the opening words of the Czech national anthem, music...

Ruská 452/12

Ruská 452/12

An outstanding iron-grilled double-height door of the art nouveau style, one of a number of impressive architectural statements in this street on the border of Vršovice and Vinohrady.

Na Královce 508/3

Na Královce 508/3

Dating from 1908, this fine neo-baroque apartment building presents its beautifully-proportioned facade to the quiet street of Na Královce, adjacent to the Grébovka Villa. Since 2011, this house has been home to the offices of...

Krymská 103/27

Krymská 103/27

Relief of a young woman or angel with a cornucopia, representing plenty. The art nouveau sculpture appears on the facade of an otherwise relatively ordinary-looking building on Krymská (Crimea Street) in Vršovice, built by the...

Charkovská 399/16

Charkovská 399/16

At the end of the nineteenth century, the demand for new housing led to an explosion of residential buildings beyond the traditional boundaries of the city. Charkovská (or as it was first known, Nerudova) twenty...