Prague’s Art & ArchitecturePopular Choice
Behind every Piece of Art, Building, Statue or a Bridge is a fascinating personal story. Get in the way throughout the centuries. Prague is a Capital of architecture offering all styles that ever been invented – from Romanesque to Frank Gehry… stop browse in the textbooks, (or google?) experience it!
Some of the sites you'll visit...
Statue of Maharal
There is no city in the world having a statue of a Rabbi on Municipality House. The Statue is a masterpiece of Art Nouveau by sculptor Ladislav Šaloun.
As you might know the fathers of cubism in paintings were Braque and Picasso, The father of cubism in sculpting was a Czech Jewish artist Otto Gutfreund. Prague can offer you cubist houses, statues, lamps, facades and above all of that czechs invented a paradox cubism called Rondo Cubism.
The largest square in Europe a former Cattle market, nowadays Charles square was built by the Czech King and Emperor Charles the IV. as an exact copy of the site of the Jerusalem Temple Heights - which was considered as one the most mysterious area of Prague.
A seat of Artistic muses
After Prague lost its privilege being the Capital city of the Holy Roman Empire (17th century) and the residence of the Emperors moved to Vienna, Prague became a seat of Artistic muses -this is why we can offer you music composed in Prague by Mozart, Beethoven, Paganini, Mahler and others as well as paintings by Mucha or provocative modern statues by David Cerny.
Rotating head of Franz Kafka
Meanwhile the Statue of Maharal symbolize Jewish religion and philosophy of the middle ages, the rotating head of Franz Kafka is symbolizing the turbulences of Jewish presence in Europe of the 20th century.
Facts, Myths and FAQs
Why so many famous musicians were living in Prague?
Because the Czech patrons were competing with Viennese nobility.
Why the Old city does have so many Art Nouveau buildings?
Because in the brake of the 19th and 20th century Prague as many as other Capitals modernised itself during the economic prosperity.
Why are the Reform synagogues in the Czech country decorated primarily in Maurish style?
Because 19th and beginning of 20th century admired oriental art and architecture. It was trendy and popular and you can find this influence in every artwork. For example Delpht fajáns looks like Chinese porcelain, nobility gardens were designed in the japanese style.
How do you recognize between romanesque, gothic, renaissance and baroque?
This we will be explained during your tour.