Prague Landmark Buildings

Estates Theater

A favorite of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the acclaimed Estates Theater with its signature green and cream facade sits just between Wenceslas Square and Old Town Square and is adjacent to the Karolinum, directly in the center of Prague. One of Europe’s most charming and elegant venues, the Estates Theater was built to enhance the beauty and artistic c...

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Rudolfinum

Located on the banks of the Vltava River, with a lovely view of Prague Castle, sits the stately neo Renaissance Rudolfinum Concert Hall, home to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Second only to the National Theater, the Rudolfinum is one of the most prized and important neo Renaissance structures in Prague. Named in honor of the Crown Prince Rudolf...

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St. Nicolas Church

The Church of St. Nicholas is one of the most distinct landmarks in the city and one of the most precious examples of Baroque architecture north of the Alps. Architect Christoph Dientzenhofer began work on the church in 1704 and his son Killian Ignaz Dientzenhofer and son-in-law Anselmo Lurago completed the construction in 1755. When looking at the...

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Church of our Lady Before Tyn

The Gothic spires of the mid 14th century Church of Our Lady Before Týn are a symbol for all that is magnificent and magical about Prague. One of the signature landmarks in Prague's Old Town the church originally belonged to the followers of Jan Hus (whose statue stands in Old Town Square), but was reclaimed by the Counter-Reformation. The golden M...

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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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Karolinum

The Karolinum is the symbol of Charles University, the oldest university in Central Europe. This unique national cultural monument was established by Charles IV in Prague in 1348 for twelve masters of higher learning. The Karolinum has been part of this Prague university since 1383. After some construction, it served as the seat for not only profes...

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