Prague is famous for its vast array of architectural styles, with Art Nouveau being one of the more represented styles in this gorgeous European capital. Art Nouveau widely spread throughout the European continent and was evident not only in architectural structures but also in visual arts as well. The designers, artists and architects of the Art Nouveau movement believed that all visual elements should work together to create a total work of art, not only in buildings, but in furniture, textiles, clothing, jewelry, etc. The style is characterized most of all by lovely, rosy-cheeked maidens with intertwining flower and leaf motifs, and new production methods that would seemingly try to dissolve the line between fine and applied arts. Of course, the Czech Republic is represented by its most famous Art Nouveau son, Alfons Mucha. If you are visiting Prague, do not miss the world famous Municipal House.
 

Municipal House

The Municipal House is one of the most famous Art Nouveau buildings in Prague, where the history of the Czech nation was written. This majestic national cultural monument stands right next to the Powder Tower where the Royal Mile begins. The Municipal House was built between 1905-1911 on the grounds of a former Royal Court Palace and houses a spect...

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Villa Bílek

The Bílek Villa in Prague's Hradčany used to be the home and workplace of the famous Czech sculptor, architect and graphic artist František Bílek. Today Bílek's original artwork from his most creative periods, and furniture reproductions based on Bílek's original designs, as well as the original fittings of the villa are on display in the building....

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Saloun's Villa

Situated in Vinohrady Saloun's Villa is the former art studio of Czech sculptor Ladislav Saloun (1870-1946), a leading figure of Czech Art Nouveau symbolism and creator of the famous, evocative Jan Hus memorial in Old Town Square. Started in 1908 and finished in 1911 this gorgeous Art Nouveau villa was built in order to house the Jan Hus statue aft...

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Vinohrady Theater

Nearly adjacent to the church of St. Ludmila, in the very popular residential neighborhood of Vinohrady, sits the equally popular Vinohrady Theater. Opened in November 1907, finished after only two years of actual construction, this theater has been the perfect setting for some of the premiere drama productions in Prague over the past 100 years. Cz...

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