Na Švihance

These fine art nouveau apartments on the border of the Vinohrady and Žižkov districts date from 1910; they were built …

Basilica of Saint George

A stone’s throw from the east end of the Cathedral of Saint Vitus stands the smaller but no less significant …

Ořechovka Garden Suburb

These handsome semi-detached villas in Prague’s Střešovice district look just as though they were uprooted from suburban London, the new …

Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul

Rising impressively from a rocky bluff south of the city, the ancient fortified settlement of Vyšehrad dates from the tenth …

Vyšehrad Cemetery and Slavín

Vyšehrad cemetery was established in 1869 as a national burial ground for eminent Czechs from all walks of life, but …

Mánes Exhibition Hall

In 1887, a small group of Czech artists and writers came together to found the Mánes Society of Fine Arts. …

Railway Station

The first trains passed through this northern suburb of Prague in 1850, but it was not until 1873 that a …

Vychovatelna and Rokoska

Entering the city limits, drivers approaching Prague from the north encounter a dramatic sight. Dominating the high ridge to their …

Karlova Koruna

The village of Chlumec, fifty miles east of Prague, came into the possession of the noble family of Kinský at …

Girl with a Dove

On its plain white pedestal, the graceful ‘Dívka s holubicí’ (Girl with a Dove) by sculptor Jiří Kryštůfek is a …

Business Academy

The Business Academy of Prague, founded in the district of Karlín in 1909, was obliged to move to larger premises …

Šupich building

The completion in 1891 of the new museum at the top of Wenceslas Square was the crowning achievement of the …