Tagged: Prague 4

Podolské nábřeží 15/10: Podolí Waterworks

Podolské nábřeží 15/10: Podolí Waterworks

The exponential growth of Prague in the second half of the nineteenth century placed particular pressure on the city’s fresh water supply. Ancient water towers and drinking fountains were no longer good enough, and in 1882 a pumping...

Chapel of the Holy Family, Nusle

Chapel of the Holy Family, Nusle

The Chapel of the Holy Family, adjacent to the Nusle Steps, was built in 1755 to a commission by Vinohrady councillor Karel Leopold Bepta. A simple square building with a pyramidal roof, it was originally entrusted to the...

Nuselské schody (Nusle Steps)

Nuselské schody (Nusle Steps)

On the south edge of Vinohrady (Prague 2) the land falls away into a broad valley, spanned today by the dramatic Nusle bridge carrying metro and road links to the southern suburbs and beyond. But the industrialization of...

Nuselský Most (Nusle Bridge)

Nuselský Most (Nusle Bridge)

Since the nineteenth century, various solutions had been proposed for a bridge to link central Prague with the southern suburb of Pankrác, spanning the third-of-a-mile-wide Botič valley. Architects Stanislav Bechyně and Bohumír Kozák produced an elegant triple arch...

Svatoslavova 589/9

Svatoslavova 589/9

‘Ave Maria!’: bas-relief in a geometric art-nouveau frame adorns the facade of this townhouse in the southern suburb of Nusle.

Táborská 317/65

Táborská 317/65

The Czechoslovak Hussite Church was established in 1920, taking as its guiding principle the teachings of the 15th century reformer Jan Hus. The symbol of the chalice denotes his belief that the eucharist should be administered to the...

Sezimova 402/11

Sezimova 402/11

An extremely fine local example of art nouveau, with the inscription ‘A.D. 1905’. The house, by the architect Antonín Fric, is to be found in the southern district of Nusle.

Táborská 500/30: Nusle Town Hall

Táborská 500/30: Nusle Town Hall

The neo-renaissance Nusle Town Hall by Antonín Turek (1908) still houses the offices of the district of Prague 4. Its splendid arcaded balcony, facade and clock are all typical of the decorative fervour of that time, as is...