Municipal House (Obecní dům)

The municipal house is the most spectacular Art Nouveau building in Prague. Its construction dates back to the beginning of the 20th century (1906-1912). Since then it has been the host of many concerts and exhibitions and has been admired by millions of tourists and visitors. It also hosted important historical events such as the proclamation of the Czechoslovak Republic on October 28, 1918 and the meetings between the Civic Forum and the communist regime in November 1989.

The interior is decorated with the works of the best Czech artist from the first decade of the 20th century. Smetana Hall, the principal concert hall in Prague, is famous for its grandiose glass dome and its elegance.

The house also contains smaller halls, conference rooms, offices and exquisite restaurants and night clubs. The exterior is dominated by the huge mosaic “Homage to Prague” designed by Karel Špillar and the golden roof decorations.

How to get there:

(the Municipal House lies next to the Powder Tower):
  1. Metro: Yellow B line: “Namesti Republiky”;
  2. Trams No 4, 14, 26 to the stop “Namesti Republiky”;

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