Obecní dům — Municipal House


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Obecní dům — Municipal House

This Art Nouveau palace was erected after the right-wing revolution, which, during the second half of the 19th century, came to transform Prague into a modern capitalist city. Before the inauguration in 1911, all of the Czech artistic elite of the time helped create what is today one of Europe’s finest Art Nouveau monuments. The building was renovated from 1994-97 and houses the Smetana hall — a celebrated concert venue — as well as a gallery, a beer cellar, and a bar.

Do & See

The Czech capital is small and compact, with hospody (beer-houses) offering the world’s best beers stationed on every street corner. The most important areas are the central districts of the city: Staré Město (Old Town), Josefov, Nové Město (New Town), and Malá Strana (Lesser Town). These are best explored on foot.