Prague Architecture

Prague Architecture Basic Information

  • The Prague Architecture tour duration is 2 hours but can be extended based on personal interests
  • Distance is 4Km
  • Guide: Jason, livingpraguetours.com owner/operator
  • Scheduled on request or private tour option priced as required
  • The meeting point is on the Old Town Square and the tour ends on Wenceslas Square

What to Expect

Prague is considered to be one of the architectural gems of the world with an eclectic mix of building types covering a thousand years of history. People that do this tour want to know 1) Why the city looks like it does, 2) Who designed and built it and 3) How was it affected during WW2 and Communism.
The tour starts with an introduction to the Gothic and Renaissance parts of the Old Town Square so that you build up from the 13th Century to the 1850s, the Czech Reformist Movement and the drive for National Identity which sets the scene for the Modernists.
From there we’ll cover more than ten revivalist/modernist architects covering 1885 to 1933. We’ll see multiple examples of their work so it covers the late revivalist period (what people refer to as “neo”) and Avant-Garde which includes Secession, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Cubism, Rondo-Cubism and that which cannot be classified. We’ll also touch on Brutalism.
So the aim of this tour is for you to understand why much of Prague looks like it does, what influenced it and the architects that built it. It’s by no means a comprehensive coverage of all the architects working during the period but what you learn here you can apply to anybody active at that time. By the end of the tour you’ll have learned how to recognise individual architects by their signature designs.

Like the sound of it? I don’t put this tour in as a regular option. Generally people interested in the tour contact me and if they want to do it as a regular scheduled tour then I add it in so others can join. This is a specialised tour so an Adult (16+) ticket is CZK595, a Senior (70+) ticket is CZK550 and a Child ticket is CZK295. Simply contact me to get options for date/times. If you want it as a private tour we’ll agree details and when you are ready to book I’ll send you a secure booking link. After payment you’ll receive the confirmation containing the meeting point details, photos, map and my contact details. You’ll receive a reminder email 48 hours before your tour but if you have any questions feel free to contact me.

      Jason was great. Typical Englishman funny and attentive. He gave a very good tour of the city. discovered a lot of things. Was well worth the tour and he recommended places to eat that arent tourist traps

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    1/08/2019

      My daughter and I loved our 2 hour tour of the Old Town and the Jewish quarter! Jason was a great guide,very knowledgeable and easy to listen to and we both would highly recommend him without hesitation to anyone visiting Prague. I was worried my...More

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    11/30/2018

      My mom and I took one of Jason's tours in March, on our first day of a weeklong stay in Prague. We could not have had a better introduction to this amazing city. It was the Old Town and Jewish Quarter tour. Jason is such...More

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    4/11/2019
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Municipal House
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Koruna Palace Atrium
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Koruna Palace Detail
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Lightbulb Staircase
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Cubism Museum
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City Library
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St Nicholas
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Adria Palace
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Wenceslas Square Scene
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Wenceslas Square
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Cubism Apartments
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Old Town Square