Prague Art Nouveau and Cubist Architecture 3-Hour Tour

Prague Art Nouveau and Cubist Architecture 3-Hour Tour

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Take a guided walk in the company of a historian to see the major examples of Art Nouveau and Cubist architecture in Prague. The landmarks act as a backdrop to Prague's political and social history as you marvel at sites such as the Grand Hotel Europa.

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  • Learn about the features of Art Nouveau aesthetics in Prague
  • Hear about the pre-war social elite who frequented the city’s Art Nouveau cafés and restaurants
  • Visit the beautiful Lucerna bar and the elegant Grand Hotel Europa
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Art Nouveau style was a universal phenomenon that emerged near the end of the 19th century, and was eagerly adopted in Prague. Art Nouveau constructions represent some of the most significant landmarks in the city. During this 3-hour guided walk you’ll learn to recognize the features of Art Nouveau design, from the ginkgo biloba leaves on façades, revealing oriental influences on the style, to the elaborate light fixtures that are hallmarks of Art Nouveau interiors. It is no accident that most of the city’s Art Nouveau buildings are hotels, elegant bars and restaurants, and train stations. These were frequented by the first globetrotters, who were enjoying the fruits of 19th-century industrialization in the early years of the 20th century before war swallowed up their world. Visit the stunning Lucerna bar and the elegant Grand Hotel Europa. Draw parallels throughout the walk, with examples of Prague’s Cubist and Rondo-Cubist architecture, including the House of the Black Madonna and the Bank of the Legions. Learn how Art Nouveau and Cubist architecture became statements of the city’s sense of modern sophistication and a resurgent national identity.
  • 3-hour guided walking tour
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      The House of the Black Madonna/Grand Café Orient, downstairs at the front doors, on the square Ovocný 19, Prague 1

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      • The tour guides are professors, doctoral students, historians, journalists, art critics, and published authors.
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      5 / 5

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      Great tour with knowledgable guide.

      Our guide Bonita led us to examples of art nouveau and cubist architecture and interiors we never would have found on our own despite the fact that we had been in Prague once previously on holidays. Bonita is American but has lived in Prague for many years so is well acquainted with the city and its hidden treasures. My wife and I would strongly recommend this tour if you are interested in late 19th and early 20th century architecture.

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      October 16, 2016

      The enthusiasm of Vadim and besides architecture also a piece of history. These two cannot be seen in isolation

      October 21, 2018

      Amazing and very interesting. The best way to get to know Prague.

      Our guide, Bonita, was so well informed and nice. We learned the most interesting things and it was delightful to learn, walk and visit so many places which you won't see wandering alone in the city. I absolutely appreciate our guide´s work and would totally recommend this tour.

      April 23, 2018

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