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Municipal House (Obecni Dum)

this Sight was last updated on 24 May 08

The Municipal House is one of the most remarkable constructions of Prague Art Nouveau. At the time of its creation it was criticised by some architects as its style was considered to be formally outdated. It was officially opened in 1912 - and now getting on for a century later you can lay the controversy aside and appreciate the building for what it is - a truly beautiful piece of classical architecture.
The semicircular mosaic on the top dome is Karel Spillar's "Homage to Prague." Inside you can find Smetana Hall, Prague's main concert hall, as well as many small restaurants and cafes that offer places to relax in an Art Nouveau atmosphere.
And that's not all! On October 28, 1918 the Municipal House was the site of the proclamation of the independent state of Czechoslovakia, also known as the First Republic.

 Address
Nam Republiky 5
Prague 1
111 21
Czech Republic
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 Getting there - public transport
Metro B (Yellow) to Namesti Republiky. Trams 5, 8 or 14 to Namesti Republiky.

 Detailed info
Guided tours available?: Yes
Entrance free?: No
Type of landmark: Building, Monument
Available for hire as: No info at present
Romantic Location?: Good in the evenings
Entrance fee adults, if applicable: No info at present
Entrance fee children/concessions, if applicable: No info at present
Municipal House (Obecni Dum)

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When i Praha - You must visit!!
srbsrb, 18 Jul 08
You have to eat there, go for concert and do the tour
dmsefton, 6 Jan 06
A must!
Claus, 19 Apr 04



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