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Offered in: English

Overview

Discover Prague’s most remarkable 20th-century architecture on a 3-hour walking tour with a historian guide. Trace a route through the city that takes in art nouveau gems and cubist landmarks, and learn to identify the most distinctive features of the two styles. Learn about the tumultuous history that surrounds the revolutionary designs while taking in stunning buildings that seem frozen in time.
  • 3-hour walking tour of Prague architecture
  • See art nouveau and cubist architecture
  • Learn about local history
  • Explore the city with a historian guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Meet your historian guide at a centrally-located point in Prague and get an insider's view on local design and architecture. Spot elegant gingko leaves on art nouveau façades, and find out how Eastern art and aesthetics influenced the movement, from elaborate light fixtures to the distinctively curvy typography.

Stop by the Municipal House that’s home to the Smetana Hall concert venue, one of Prague’s most important art nouveau landmarks. Learn about the groundbreaking technologies used during construction, from central heating and ventilation to drinking water, hydraulic elevators, steam-powered laundry and an intercom system. See the dramatic contrasts between art nouveau and cubism — Prague was once of Europe’s greatest centers for cubist art, and you’ll find crystal-like forms and pyramids throughout the city.

Visit the stunning Lucerna Bar and the Grand Hotel Europe to get a glimpse of turn-of-the-century Czech optimism and avant-garde movements, then learn how fierce European wars changed the course of Prague history. Finish your tour in the heart of Prague, close to restaurants and attractions.

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, Jul 2017

The most stimulating and informative tour. Vadim is a scholar but he is charming, funny and considerate. You will never look at Prague the same way -- you will see things that you never thought of. This is a must for anyone with an interest in architecture and history. Worth every penny.

S
, Oct 2016

This was hands down one of the best tours I've ever taken. Bonita, the tour guide, was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and engaging. She provided fascinating historical as well as artistic and architectural contexts for each of the beautiful buildings and landmarks that we visited. We went inside several of the buildings to view some of the hidden gems and details. I would recommend this tour very highly to anyone interested in the gems from this period that Prague has to offer.


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