House of the Black Madonna

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Prague Art Nouveau and Cubist Architecture 3-Hour Tour

1. Prague Art Nouveau and Cubist Architecture 3-Hour Tour

Art Nouveau style was a universal phenomenon that emerged near the end of the 19th century, and was eagerly adopted in Prague. Art Nouveau constructions represent some of the most significant landmarks in the city. During this 3-hour guided walk you’ll learn to recognize the features of Art Nouveau design, from the ginkgo biloba leaves on façades, revealing oriental influences on the style, to the elaborate light fixtures that are hallmarks of Art Nouveau interiors. It is no accident that most of the city’s Art Nouveau buildings are hotels, elegant bars and restaurants, and train stations. These were frequented by the first globetrotters, who were enjoying the fruits of 19th-century industrialization in the early years of the 20th century before war swallowed up their world. Visit the stunning Lucerna bar and the elegant Grand Hotel Europa. Draw parallels throughout the walk, with examples of Prague’s Cubist and Rondo-Cubist architecture, including the House of the Black Madonna and the Bank of the Legions. Learn how Art Nouveau and Cubist architecture became statements of the city’s sense of modern sophistication and a resurgent national identity.

Prague: 6-Hour City Tour including Cruise and Lunch

2. Prague: 6-Hour City Tour including Cruise and Lunch

See Prague the best way you can: on foot and by tram, so you can explore the beautiful cobbled streets and narrow lanes where bus tours simply can’t go. Whether you’re on a short break or you want to get an overview of the city before exploring independently, this tour makes sure you see the main sights and learn about their history from people who are passionate about Prague. This full-day tour lets you see the best the city has to offer, with friendly, highly knowledgeable guides. Visit the most famous landmarks and discover the hidden gems of the Golden City, including the impressive Astronomical Clock, the Estates Theatre, and the Tyn Church. You’ll start off in the historic Old Town Square and explore the Old Town, home to amazingly rich history and beautiful, diverse architecture. Next, set off to explore the historic Jewish Quarter. Your guide will lead you through the synagogues and show you the famous Jewish cemetery, with a stop at the Spanish Synagogue. Enjoy a delicious tradition Czech lunch before heading down to the River Vltava where you will head out on a short boat trip. Once there, relax and experience a different view of the city, with historical commentary and complimentary drinks and snacks. After you disembark, your guide will lead you across the Charles Bridge, the most famous of Prague’s Bridges, and into the Mala Strana (Lesser Town), where you can explore Kampa and see the famous Lennon Wall. You will then head to the jewel in Prague’s crown, the beautiful Prague Castle by tram, the largest castle complex in the world, where you’ll hear about its many palaces, churches, monasteries and monuments, including the beautiful St Vitus’ Cathedral.

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What people are saying about House of the Black Madonna

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 29 reviews

Bonita was an absolutely amazing guide. She knows very much about Prague, about architecture and Czech history and puts it all into context. She's very passionate about the city and its people and she makes that spark catch. We saw parts of the city that we'd never have found on our own. Bonita also gave us great tips for other activities after the tour. I definitely recommend this tour for anyone interested in architecture and 20th century European history. Consider yourself lucky if you get Bonita as your guide: she's passionate about what she does and makes it fun to follow her around the city.

Simone was the best tour guide I've had! She was very knowledgeable and warm with everyone. This tour is great if you are looking for an overview of Prague. Simone also helped us plan some of the rest of our site seeing and gave helpful tips on food, places to visit alonge, and figuring out transportation

Very good tour guide! We enjoyed 3 wonderful hours (*) full of insights (architecture, arts) along with the background (history, society) to get to know Prague better. We did immerge in the city as it was ~100 years ago. (*) 3 hours with short refreshment breaks of course.

A very nice and interesting excursion, also with a very experienced tour guide with a very good knowledge of German (history student of Russian origin, unfortunately I forgot the name, too stupid !!). Pure pleasure! With the next trip to Prague gladly again!

Beautiful tour with an excellent guide, who is well prepared to enter into all kinds of philosophical discussions, while exploring the architecture in this stunning city. Highly recommend!