MUNICIPAL HOUSE (OBECNÍ DŮM)

State building – Town Hall | ou +420 222 002 127
Náměstí Republiky
  Prague
Czech Republic

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This magnificent building was built between 1906 and 1911 according to the plans of Antonin Balšánek and Osvald Polívka on the site where the royal court was located in the 14th century. That is why the Royal Route began here, because the crowned heads started from Prašná Brána, the Powder Tower, which adjoins the town house, their crossing from the city to Prague Castle via the Charles Bridge. It is a monumental building, a pure product of the Secession, decorated by the greatest Czech artists of this movement, including Mucha, Aleš, Preisler, Švabinský, Šaloun and many others. It is entered through a rotunda from which two large wings develop. A lot of care is taken in the details: drawing of curtains, light fixtures, door handles, etc. The building, which is sometimes used for congresses or conferences, is home above all to the Czech Philharmonic, which offers a varied programme almost every evening in the impressive 1,500-seat concert hall, known as the Smetana Hall.

It is also the venue where the Pražké Jaro International Music Festival, the Prague Spring, is launched every year to the sound of Má Vlast de Smetana. Gourmands will also find something to eat with, in the basement, a typical restaurant with its wooden tables and pints of draught beer, and on the ground floor a café and a French restaurant. If coffee is worth a visit for its decoration, it is better to leave it at that: consumption is not up to par, unlike the price..

Art Nouveau characterizes this building from both inside and out, and the vicinity of the Gothic Powder Tower, which was renovated at great expense between 1994 and 1997, only underlines its beauty. The place also has great historical significance: it is indeed here that the Czechoslovak Republic was proclaimed on 28 October 1918. It was also here in November 1989 that representatives of the communist government met for the first time with the opponents of the Civic Forum, of which Václav Havel had taken the lead. Behind Obecní Dům, several Secession-style buildings have taken place on the gigantic grounds liberated by the former royal court of the Bohemian rulers. Among them, the hotel Pařiz, rather neo-Gothic in appearance, is also influenced by the Jugendstil, as evidenced by the decoration of its restaurants.

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Opening time and information on MUNICIPAL HOUSE (OBECNÍ DŮM)

Open every day from 10am to 8pm. Guided tour (1h), 290 Kč (reduced 240 Kč) with access to the panoramic tower.

Members' reviews on MUNICIPAL HOUSE (OBECNÍ DŮM)

General note: 4.4/5
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Visited in march 2020
Très bel endroit
Il faut absolument y passer lors d'un séjour à Prague, café, restaurants et salle de concert. Magnifique décoration belle époque dans tout le bâtiment ! Je recommande vivement
Notice filed on 03/26/2020 
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Visited in december 2019
concert de Noel
Nous avons assisté à un concert de Noel en famille dans cette belle salle.
un très moment à un tarif raisonnable
Notice filed on 12/30/2019 
5/5
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Visited in june 2019
Prague
Le bâtiment vaut le détour( il est tout proche de la vieille place) et le tour est grand.
A l'intérieur, hall étonnant, salle de spectacles, bar au sous sol magnifique...
Notice filed on 06/03/2019 
4/5
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Visited in october 2018
Un lieu extraordinaire, à visiter impérativement si l'on aime l art Nouveau. Y entendre un concert est fabuleux. J ai adoré.
Notice filed on 10/07/2018 
5/5
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Visited in june 2017
Magnifique et très bel édifice Art Nouveau surmonté d'une immense verrière. La visite guidée de ces lieux est vraiment un plus. Les salles sont superbes et y assister à un spectacle doit être vraiment un plaisir.
Notice filed on 06/26/2017 
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Visited in june 2016
Bâtiment emblématique de Prague avec une façade magnifique regorgeant de détails et couleurs. L'intérieur avec salles et restaurants vaut le détour est à visiter rien que pour sa décoration.
Notice filed on 10/29/2016 
3/5
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Visited in february 2016
Magnifique monument d'extérieur en raison de sa façade et de sa mosaïque qui mérite quelques photographies. Cependant, l'intérieur ma un peu déçut.
Notice filed on 03/26/2016 
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A voir absolument - La visite guidée est en anglais mais un texte en français est fourni. Le bâtiment est splendide. On passe de salle en salle, plus belle l'une que l'autre. Un petit plus pour le salon Mucha..
Notice filed on 08/31/2015 
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Une visite guidee, mais seulement en anglais est possible et il ne faut pas s en priver ! L endroit est superbe et interessant a voir.
Notice filed on 03/20/2015 
4/5
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Une superbe façade et de nombreuses salles richement décorées. Seuls les restaurants et les bars sont en accès libre alors n'hésitez pas à faire la visite guidée pour découvrir ce monument et l'histoire de sa ville.
Notice filed on 02/17/2015 
4/5
Un chef d'oeuvre, pour sa façade et sa coupole dorées ! Rentrez y faire un petit tour. Au rez de chaussée, il y a plusieurs restaurants, dont un français.
Notice filed on 02/17/2013 

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