Art Nouveau And Cubist Architecture Walking Tour In Prague

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Ovocný trh 569, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
  • Return Details :
    Café Louvre, Národní 22, 110 00 Praha 1-Nové Město, Czechia
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Learn about 20th-century Prague on a 3-hour art nouveau and cubist architecture walking tour led by a historian guide. Familiarize yourself with the distinctive features and social history of the revolutionary architectural styles by visiting such landmarks as Municipal house and Lucerna Music Bar.

Highlights

Step back in time on a history tour

Small-group tour

Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

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Meet your historian-guide in Prague's Old Town at 10am or 2pm and enjoy a 3-hour walking tour to learn about the the city's distinctive architecture. See art nouveau features from gingko bilabo leaves on facades, which reveal the styles oriental influences, to the elaborate interior light fixtures and curvy typography on building signs that echo contemporary magazine and poster graphics.

Visit the Municipal house to learn about how the major Czech artists of the period contributed to its flamboyant art nouveau design and how the building was one of the first in the city to be equipped with central heating and ventilation, a drinking and utility water-supply system, electrical as well as hydraulic elevators, a steam-powered laundry, and an intercom network.

Then, walk to the grand Lucerna Music Bar, which was once owned by former Czech president Vaclav Havels family, and the elegant Grand Hotel Europa. Both buildings are examples of a moment of Czech optimism at the turn-of-century, signaling the regions transcendence of older grievances and its readiness to join Europe by participating in the European-wide avant-garde. Finish your tour in the center of Prague, close to restaurants and more attractions.

Inclusions

Historian guide

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 17-Oct-2022

    Vitam was a fantastic guide. He showed us not only architecture, but also some amazing "hidden" interiors (seriously, would you think to go into the post office to view a mural?). We had a great time!

  • 12-Oct-2022

    Vadim is a world traveler, and his tour of Prague shows it. English communication skills are top-notch, and he has a wide breadth of knowledge on any geographical/historical subject which you'd like to broach, whether related to the tour or not. Any tour with him would be worth your time.

  • 29-Aug-2022

    I had an excellent, excellent tour of Art Nouveau and Cubist Prague with Bonita. It was our first day in, and we were bleary eyed, but the guide was so knowledgeable about the history of Czechia and how the art movements that sprang up in the early twentieth century were reflected in the buildings in Prague that we were spellbound by the fascinating narrative and practically floated from site to site. It was the best introduction to Prague I could have hoped for. Incidentally, I had taken a tour with a co-guide of Insight cities in Berlin several years back so I knew that I would be in the capable hands of experts. Do yourself a favor and book a tour with Insight on your next visit!

  • 21-Aug-2022

    We got to see wonderful examples of Art Nouveau architecture and design all around central Prague. Our tour guide was terrific at showing us the different places. However, she didn't provide quite as much in depth information about what we were seeing or about city history and context, and our efforts to ask more questions were not successful. Still, overall, I am very glad we did it.

  • 29-Jun-2022

    We thank Vadim for an excellent “short course” on Prague’s Art Nouveau and Cubist heritage! It was a wonderful view of Prague architecture and helped us understand more of the city history. We were thrilled with the knowledge and passion that Vadim shared! We were inspired!! Please tell him we did walk to ‘The Dancing House’ and explored the hidden stage at our hotel. We highly recommend this educational tour!

  • 27-Jun-2022

    After today’s tour, I will never look at a building the same way! Our guide was excellent and knowledgeable. We are staying at K+K, which is an Art Nouveau building. We went back to rediscover it. Thank you!

  • 26-Jun-2022

    A “must see” tour for architecture lovers. Bonita, the tour guide, is very knowledgeable, gives great background for the historical snd political settings and explains the artistic era very well. It was our first day in Prague and the tour was a great introductory to the city. We highly and warmly recommend this tour.

  • 25-Feb-2022

    We had a fabulous tour with Vadim! He was knowledgeable and generous in showing us a number of off-the-beaten-path architectural gems. We loved the architectural range explored on the tour and how it changed how we took in Prague. Couldn’t recommend it more highly!

  • 24-Dec-2021

    Our guide was personable, informative, and engaging. He intertwined history and development in an easy to understand manner. We enjoyed doing this tour at the beginning of our trip because the knowledge we gained enhanced our later experiences.

  • 22-Dec-2021

    Guide passionnant qui s adapte à son auditoire Super balade historique et politique à travers l architecture praguoise

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