Prague’s architecture is like an open history book. It’s historical city center is one of the largest ones on the UNESCO World Heritage List and you can bump into most of the architecture styles ever used in Europe’s history on your walk.
Many gems of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo architecture stand proud in Prague because the city was not rebuilt like most European capital cities during the 18th or 19th centuries. But we could also find representatives of the Classicist, Art Nouveau or Cubist styles. Then there are the modern styles. Like the Dancing House – a stunning piece of modern architecture in our opinion. But Prague is home to pieces of the Soviet architecture, too – like Žižkov TV Tower that is said to be the ugliest building in the world.
Our favorite part of Prague is the Old Town and we just can’t get enough of those narrow cobblestone streets and pretty houses. Actually, this is what we want to highlight in this photo essay: the beautiful facades we’ve seen there. Facades of churches, representative buildings and ordinary houses, as well. Because they all have their own charm.
Looks like animals and saints follow each of our steps on these streets:
Just an ordinary door on an ordinary street:
Looking up at St. Vitus Cathedral:
We haven’t ever seen so many gargoyles on any other church, have you?
Jubilee Synagogue (also called Jerusalem Synagogue) was built in Moorish Revival style:
Do you have a favorite architecture style?