Category: Czech Republic

Villa Tugendhat – A design lesson for today

Villa Tugendhat is a museum located in Brno, the Czech Republic’s second largest city. Built in 1929, Villa Tugenhat was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a contemporary of the more well known American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. The museum is a wonderful look at early 20th century modern...

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The Bone Church (Ossuary) in Kutná Hora

Kutná Hora might be most well known for its creepy and eerie "Bone Church," which is filled with bones and skulls from some 40,000 people, dating back to the 17th Century. One of the reasons for the influx of bodies is that during the 13th century, the abbot of Sedlec...

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Český Krumlov Castle

Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic is an outstanding example of a small, central European, medieval town whose architectural heritage has remained intact thanks to its peaceful evolution over more than five centuries. It’s a place that is easy to fall in love with, as I certainly did. The town...

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Prague Estate Theatre

The Prague Estate Theatre is one of the most beautiful and historic theaters in all of Europe.  Built by German aristocrat František Antonín Count Nostitz Rieneck, this theater brought charm and culture to the city of Prague. It took nearly two years to construct the opulent venue, which officially opened...

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Zizkov Tower: World’s second ugliest structure

In the Bohemian capital city of Prague, amid a sea of historic charm, an unsightly landmark stains the horizon like a blob of ink. The Zizkov Television Tower, affectionately known as the “second ugliest building in the world” (first is the Morris A. Mechanic Theater in Baltimore, Maryland), was built...

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