The Municipal House, the best example of Art Nouveu in Prague

To the north of the Old Town of Prague and located next to the Powder Tower we find one of the most representative buildings of the city, the Municipal House.

It is a unique Art Nouveau work in the Czech Republic that was built between 1905 and 1911 and is used for theater performances and concerts.

You cannot leave Prague without visiting this beautiful building, photographing its façade and visiting its beautiful cafeteria.

Visit the Municipal House and its cafeteria

Prague - Municipal HouseIn the place where the Municipal House is located today was the urban residence of the Kings of Bohemia.

The Municipal House was the place from which the procession that went to Prague Castle for his coronation departed.

However, the main historical event that took place in this place, already with the Municipal House built, was the proclamation of the Republic of Czechoslovakia in 1918.

For this reason, the square where it is located is called the Republic Square.

From its striking façade we can highlight the numerous statues that adorn it as well as the enormous semicircular mosaic that is found over the main entrance.

From there you access some stairs that take you to the Smetana Hall, where concerts are held with a capacity of 1,200 people. From there stands out the huge glass dome.

In the building we can also find a nice cafeteria that is actually the only point that tourists from the Municipal House usually visit.

This is normal, considering that the rest can only be visited with guided tours in Czech and English. If you have a good level of English, the guided tour is highly recommended as it takes you through the main halls of the building.

If not, by having a drink in its cafeteria you will discover the best of this modernist building.

You can find more information on the official page of the Municipal House.

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