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.