Prague Architecture Tours: Czech Walking Guides

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Prague Architecture Tours

Architecture Walking Guides – Exclusive Building Walks in the Czech Republic

Prague Walking Tours

Contact for your architectural guide: +44 1620 825722 / isabelle(at)e-architect.co.uk

Prague Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

Our Prague guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in the Czech Republic are all exclusive to each client.

Should you be planning an office trip, a conference, or university trip in the Czech Republic please contact us and we would be happy to take your booking.

Prague Architecture – Introduction

Prague is a picturesque city with a well preserved historic centre. There are buildings here by Adolf Loos, Steven Holl (design interior – a reconstruction), Eva Jiricna and Frank Gehry.

Prague Castle: Founded about 880:
Prague Castle
photograph © Ivan Andera

Some 200 km to the south-east (in Brno) is a classic building by Mies van der Rohe, one of his best works – Villa Tugendhat. There are some intriguing Cubist buildings dotted around the city and an enclave of Modernist buildings to the west.

Dancing House Prague
photograph © Ivan Andera

The most well known recent Prague architecture is definitely the Dancing House Prague aka ‘Fred and Ginger’ (above) designed by Frank Gehry with Vlado Milunic and completed in 1996. Typical of the architect’s work it is exuberant and flowing, and challenging to the historic architectural context.

Hotel Josef Prague
image from architects

Another strong new building is Hotel Josef Prague (above) by Czech architect Eva jiricna whose main office is in london. This central hotel building has a grogeous spiral stair in the lobby, well worth a visit.

Prague Architecture Tours : key buildings to visit in the city
City Green Court Prague Architecture
photograph © Roland Halbe

Key contemporary Prague architecture worth a visit include City Green Court, (below) in the Pankrác district designed by famous American architects Richard Meier & Partners and inspired by Czech Cubist architecture. This is the third of a cluster of buildings designed by Richard Meier & Partners and it completes the corner of the Radio Plaza superblock. The building is smaller in scale than its predecessor, City Tower.

City Green Court Building

City Green Court Pankrác image : vize.com

The recent Revitalisation of the Crucifix Bastion in Prague 2, by MCA atelier is located just east of the city centre.
Revitalisation of the Crucifix Bastion Prague
photograph : Filip Slapala
The Bastion is a part of the medieval fortifications of Prague. The goal of the architects in renewing the site was the landscaping of the public area, the addition of an open-air café and gallery on the site of a ruined 19th-century building and linking the spaces inside and outside the medieval fortification line.

Finally we also suggest a visit to the Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall by the well known Barcelona architecture studio of Mateo Arquitectura. they have redeveloped a number of spaces including the connecting hall, main entrance of the National Gallery and access between the palaces Salm and Schwarzenberg.

If you have more than one day then we also advise visits to Andels Hotel Prague (below) by Jestico + Whiles (based in london):
Andel's Hotel Building Prague
image from architect

Franz Kafka Society Prague
photo © A. Lhotakova

Also of interest are the small-scale interiors of the Franz Kafka Society (above) by architect Steven Holl (based in New York) and Marcela Steinbachová.

Cubist Architecture in Prague
Prague Cubist Building
picture © AJW

There are also Cubist buildings dotted around the city, mostly towards the south close to the river, and then over in the west across the river there is a small Modernist enclave a bit like a mini version of Stuttgart’s Wesissenhofsiedlung – Modern Prague Buildings.
Functionalist villa Prague
photograph © Ivan Andera
Here can be found Modernist houses by architects such as Mart Stam.

Prague Architecture Walking Tours

Prague Architectural Tours can focus on traditional or contemporary buildings or both. The Prague Architecture Tour can be an introduction to the city’s main buildings or can be tailored to your group’s interests.

Prague Modernist building by Adolf Loos:
Adolf Loos Building Prague
photo : Martin Polak

We can provide information on building types and geographical areas ahead of your tour, eg a group interested in new Prague office buildings could be advised thus allowing a tour itinerary to be agreed ahead of their visit to Czech Republic.

Prague Guided Tours – Options : Prague Architectural Walks
Gothic Abbey Church Prague Building
photograph © Ivan Andera

Prague Walking Tours

Contact us to arrange your Czech architectural tour on:
+44 (0) 1620 825722 / mob. +44 (0)7952 149814 / isabelle(at)e-architect.co.uk

Architecture Tours

e-architect also organise architecture walking tours in other central European cities such as Vienna, Bratislava and Belgrade.

Architecture Walking Tours

Map of this Czech city:


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Czech Architecture
Zlin Building
picture from architect

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Czech Republic Buildings

Prague Building
Prague 20th century building
photo © AW

More Czech architecture: Tugendhat Villa, Brno, not far from Prague to the south:
Tugendhat Villa Brno
photo from architects

Contemporary Prague Architecture

National Library Prague – unbuilt
National Library Building Prague
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Prague Architect

Prague Quadrennial Architecture

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