Art Nouveau And Cubist Architecture Walking Tour In Prague

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Ovocný trh 569/19, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město, Czechia
  • Return Details :
    Café Louvre, Národní 22, 110 00 Praha 1-Nové Město, Czechia
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 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

Traveler Reviews

  • 12-Jul-2017

    The most stimulating and informative tour. Vadim is a scholar but he is charming, funny and considerate. You will never look at Prague the same way -- you will see things that you never thought of. This is a must for anyone with an interest in architecture and history. Worth every penny.

  • 18-Oct-2016

    This was hands down one of the best tours I've ever taken. Bonita, the tour guide, was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and engaging. She provided fascinating historical as well as artistic and architectural contexts for each of the beautiful buildings and landmarks that we visited. We went inside several of the buildings to view some of the hidden gems and details. I would recommend this tour very highly to anyone interested in the gems from this period that Prague has to offer.