Art Nouveau in Prague: one style for Europe

Art Nouveau in Prague: one style for Europe

Art Nouveau in Prague: one style for Europe
May 11
15:17 2023

Prague is an European city where we can find a lot of buildings constructed in the style of Art Nouveau, and the geometric style of the secession in Vienna. In fact, these styles expanded between the 19th and 20th centuries throughout Europe.

Behind this expansion, there was an effort at a unification of European cultures, with the help of one common artistic style at that time. It is very visible when we admire the gorgeous buildings with ornamental motifs, sculptures of beautiful naked bodies, many flower motifs, an harmonic layout between the left and the right parts, a geometrical and splendid look coming from usage of quality natural materials – in Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Brussels, Paris and more.



Prague was a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918, and we can see this unifies artistic approach in Europe’s  large cities that possess the similar charm of these mentioned art styles.

In Prague, among the most beautiful buildings of Art Nouveau, belong Palace Topič, Palace Pojistovna Praha, New City Hall, The Shopping centre U Novaku, the Municipal House, Hotel Central, the main Railway Station (the main picture), and the Grand Hotel Evropa.



Where to have a nice, stylish coffee?


The Café Savoy restaurant and coffee bar evokes the atmosphere of the cafés of the First Czechoslovakian Republic (which means 1918 – 1939). Its remarkable interior is dominated by a listed Neo-Renaissance ceiling dating back to 1893. It is a popular meeting place for people in public life in Prague, artists, business people and politicians. The restaurant’s on-site bakery offers fresh confectionery and bakery products on a daily basis.

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