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Art Nouveau And Cubist Architecture Walking Tour in Prague provided by Insight Cities Prague

Art Nouveau And Cubist Architecture Walking Tour in Prague

Art Nouveau And Cubist Architecture Walking Tour in Prague
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About
Learn about 20th-century Prague on a 3-hour art nouveau and cubist architecture walking tour led by a historian guide. Familiarize yourself with the distinctive features and social history of the revolutionary architectural styles by visiting such landmarks as Municipal House and Lucerna Music Bar.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • 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 House of Black Madonna, to admire its unique cubist style, and the Obecni Dum, an iconic art nouveau landmark. 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 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • 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 House of Black Madonna, to admire its unique cubist style, and the Obecni Dum, an iconic art nouveau landmark. 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 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10847P2
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
  • Historian guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Ovocný trh 569, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia Directions: Meet your guide at The House of the Black Madonna/Grand Cafe Orient located at Ovocný trh 569/19. Meet right at the front doors downstairs.
  • Café Louvre, Národní 22, 110 00 Praha 1-Nové Město, Czechia Cafe Louvre opened in 1902 and you can still enjoy the unique atmosphere of this historical, grand café, as Franz Kafka, Albert Einstein and T. G. Masaryk knew it.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Historian guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Ovocný trh 569, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia Directions: Meet your guide at The House of the Black Madonna/Grand Cafe Orient located at Ovocný trh 569/19. Meet right at the front doors downstairs.
  • Café Louvre, Národní 22, 110 00 Praha 1-Nové Město, Czechia Cafe Louvre opened in 1902 and you can still enjoy the unique atmosphere of this historical, grand café, as Franz Kafka, Albert Einstein and T. G. Masaryk knew it.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Café Louvre, Národní 22, 110 00 Praha 1-Nové Město, Czechia Cafe Louvre opened in 1902 and you can still enjoy the unique atmosphere of this historical, grand café, as Franz Kafka, Albert Einstein and T. G. Masaryk knew it.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Ovocný trh 569
    Ovocný trh 569, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
    Directions: Meet your guide at The House of the Black Madonna/Grand Cafe Orient located at Ovocný trh 569/19. Meet right at the front doors downstairs.
    See address & details
  • 1
    House of the Black Madonna
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Obecni Dum
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    K+K Hotel Central Prague
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Café Imperial
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Czechoslovak Legion Bank
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 6
    Praha hlavni nadrazi
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 7
    Wenceslas Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 8
    Lucerna Music Bar
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Upside-Down Statue of King Wenceslas Riding a Dead Horse
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Café Louvre
    Národní 22, 110 00 Praha 1-Nové Město, Czechia
    Cafe Louvre opened in 1902 and you can still enjoy the unique atmosphere of this historical, grand café, as Franz Kafka, Albert Einstein and T. G. Masaryk knew it.
    See address & details
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Lorrcorr
Prague, Czech Republic6 contributions
Connecting history with art/architechture
Nov 2021
Vadim has a wonderful way of balancing history and art and connecting the dots. I have lived in Prague for 2 years and was amazed to see new places. I highly recommend this tour!
Written 18 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NJW
2 contributions
Essential for understanding why Prague looks the way it does and is such a special city.
Nov 2021
There's no mystery that this tour is listed as one The Guardian's global top 10 architecture tours. A fascinating look at how at the dawn of the 20th century Czechoslovakia was socially, economically and politically at the forefront of everything modern -- and the city's architecture was a reflection of this. Over a very quick-passing 3 hours, Vadim takes you to all the city's most important Art Nouveau/Deco buildings, as well as the unique Cubist buildings. Prague is known for its buildings and gardens, and to fully appreciate both I recommend visitors (and even Prague residents) take this Art Nouveau & Cubist Architecture Walking Tour on Day 1 of your stay, then the Renaissance & Baroque Gardens Walking Tour on Day 2. You won't need anything else!
Written 12 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

brad g
3 contributions
Excellent
Nov 2021 • Couples
Very knowledgeable guide. Brought the architecture to life. Great small group. I learned the Czech’s are always building bridges figuratively and literally.
Written 9 November 2021
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Jana P
1 contribution
Incredible tour that stays with you
Sep 2021
What an experience! I loved how Vadim set up the tour, connecting the different dots into an incredibly engaging story. I joined the tour at the beginning of my trip to Prague and for the rest of my stay I was staring at buildings, picking out the different elements Vadim draw our attention to (and telling everyone who would listen). He also put everything into a broader historical and political context to help us understand the specific developments at that time. Vadim as a guide is brilliant, so knowledgeable, engaging and fun. I was a solo traveller but both Vadim and Bonita were really accommodating and let me join another small group.
Written 7 October 2021
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Libbi C
2 contributions
LOVED IT!
Sep 2021 • Solo
What a fantastic tour! Vadim was super nice, funny, and made me feel at home in a city I'd never visited before. I discovered a very important architectural aspect of the city that I would not have discovered otherwise, and I got to learn about it in the most interesting way possible. This tour brought me closer to Prague, and I now see it through different eyes. Thank you very much, looking forward to my next visit!
Written 14 September 2021
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InsightCities
We're so glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the wonderful review. Hope to see you again on Insight Cities tours in Prague, Berlin, Vienna, Budapest, Salzburg or (if you miss Europe but don't want to get on a plane) our new live stream tours!
Written 15 September 2021
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Erwan V
Paris, France1 contribution
Such a pleasant and rewarding walk!
Sep 2021
The title of this guided tour is too reductive! From historicism to brutalism, our friendly guide, Vadim, fed us with lots of anecdotes, historical and literary references in a very digestive way! His enthusiasm and breadth of knowledge have turned this tour into a great experience. Feel "hungry" for an another walk with Insight Cities Prague.
Written 9 September 2021
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InsightCities
Wow, thanks so much for the lovely review. It's pretty great for us to get back to doing something we love -- helping people explore this great city -- after the pandemic threw us to the curb! Hope to see you on other Insight Cities tours in Prague, Berlin, Vienna, Budapest and Salzburg!
Written 26 September 2021
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Jonas B
1 contribution
Very highly recommended!
Vadim is an very passionate guide who took us on a fantastic tour around the city, showing us tons of hidden gems and great sights. His vast knowledge of the architectural history and art of this city was incredibly interesting. This was my second time in Prague, but thanks to Vadim I discovered a lot of great things that I missed the first time. Highly recommended!
Written 6 August 2021
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InsightCities
Thank you very much for the kind review. Vadim and our whole terrific guide team are so excited to have the chance to help travelers explore our cities again. We'll hope to see you on Insight Cities tour in Prague, Vienna, Berlin, Budapest, Salzburg or on our the Live Stream tour offerings for when you can't get on a plane!
Written 24 August 2021
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Nicholas G
Mechelen, Belgium1 contribution
Extremely interesting and very enjoyable
Aug 2021 • Friends
Awesome experience! Originally a 3 hour tour, we spent 4 hours with guide Vadim, discussing not only art nouveau and cubism, but also gothic, baroque, historicism, Art Deco, functionalism and brutalism and taking a closer look at their connection with historical evolutions.
What made the tour great, was Vadim’s inspiring passion for and erudition concerning architecture and history. Also, he’s just a very friendly guy and an excellent tour guide!
So if you want to expand your knowledge, this is the tour for you. Well worth the price!
Written 5 August 2021
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InsightCities
We're so glad that you enjoyed it. Vadim and our whole guide team are so thrilled to be guiding again. It's a joy to help travelers explore our cities. Hope to see you again on Insight Cities tours in Prague, Vienna, Berlin, Budapest, Salzburg or (if you cannot get on a plane) on our new Live Stream tours! Thanks again.
Written 24 August 2021
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Laura D
1 contribution
The Next Best Thing to Being There
May 2021
The next best thing to actually being there--the tour was on Zoom, but the techology worked so well that it was almost like walking along with Bonita as she gave her very knowledgable guided tour. The focus on Art Nouveau and Cubist architecture worked as a great jumping off point for learning about Prague's history as well as its contemporary life. Although our guides know the city and history so well, they could have filled the time by themselves, they welcomed questions from us, which is something that makes a remote tour exceptional instead of, say, watching just a video about the city. Even if planning an in-person visit to Prague, I suggest doing a zoom tour first because it's a great introduction to the city and will help a traveler become acquainted with the area before going. I look forward to my own opportunity to visit Prague.
Written 30 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the kind review. It is such a wonderful thing for us to be guiding again, both by live stream and in person. If we've tempted you to visit this fantastic old Bohemian capital, even better! We'd be so delighted to have help you explore it in more depth. Thanks again!
Written 4 July 2021
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Chuck H
Olney, MD2 contributions
Terrific introduction to the city!
May 2021
This virtual tour of just a few of the beauties of Prague was a revelation. I knew that Prague had been spared during the bombing raids of WW II and have wanted to visit in person. Since that isn't happening anytime soon, a video walking tour with the extremely knowledgeable Bonita was the next best thing! I learned a great deal about the artistic and intellectual ferment that spurred the design movements featured on the tour, along with the 19th and early 20th century political milieu these movements were forced to navigate. Our tour guide was quite fearless about walking into lobbies and foyers of some of the buildings as well, giving us close ups of some of the amazing design elements incorporated into the structures. I considered it all a perfect prelude to an actual visit in the near future.
Written 9 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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The tour was exceptional!! Of course we fell in love with Prague, it is a magical city, full of beauty and kind pe
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There is no better guide to Prague than Vadim!
Vadim was an absolute delight! We took two half-day tours with Vadim, including the walking tour of New Town and Ol
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Art nouveau - Prague beyond the usual
You've done with the Castle the Charles bridge the astronomical clock or the Jewish quarter ? Do yourselves a big f
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Excellent, informative tours tailored to your interests
Bonita and Vadim and their other guides give excellent tours, tailored to the interests and levels of their custome
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A wonderful garden tour!
Just a wonderful tour of Prague's historic gardens that will leave you hungry for more. Bonita is such a great stor
Lori C
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A wonderful walk through history!
A wonderful walk through history with a knowledgeable guide in Bonita! I had visited the gardens before but learned
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excellent Prague walking tour
Not a brewery tour, per se, but an incredibly informative tour of historic Prague. Vadim is an exceptionally knowle
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Fascinating tour in Prague´s most beautiful historical gardens
This tour of Prague´s Renaissance and Baroque Gardens was a wondeful moment. Bonita´s deep knowledge of Greek and R
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A tour for curious, engaged, inquisitive people!
This was an amazing way to dip below the surface of Prague's best-known tourist features, and explore lesser-known
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Always something special!
What an absolutely lovely way to spend the afternoon! As a resident of Prague I am delighted that Bonita and Vadim
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Locals too can learn something new
Fantastic tour! After this tour I learned that gardens are not just beautiful flowers and grass but much, much more
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A wonderful -- and fascinating -- way to spend a late autumn afternoon
Prague's famous for its gardens, and while it's nice just to wander aimlessly through them, this tour gives you a f
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L5744MMdavidh
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Knowledgeable guides, beautiful walk!
This is such a lovely experience! -- We walked through four beautiful gardens, learned about the history of the cit
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Gorgeous gardens and fantastic stories
This is a fantastic tour! The gardens themselves are stunning, as are the surrounding architecture and cobblestone
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Learned a lot!
Book this tour if you want to see some breathtakingly beautiful gardens of Prague that many visitors miss or simply
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