An impressive masterpiece which hosts some of Prague's most prestigious cultural events.
An Art Nouveau icon.
Designed by architectects Antonin Balšánek and Osvald Polívka, the Art Nouveau-style Obecní Dům (Municipal House) was built between 1905 and 1912 on the site of the onetime palace of the kings of Bohemia. It hosts prestigious exhibitions and concerts and is very popular with visitors thanks in part to its elegant interiors, which include artwork by the famed Alfons Mucha and a lovely café. Behind its imposing façade, important events such as the proclamation of the Republic of Czechoslovakia on October 28, 1918 and the meetings between the Civic Forum and the Communist régime in 1989 took place. The building is a mere 4,214 square metres (45,360 square feet) in size, and includes one of Prague's best known concert halls, the Smetana Salon, with a capacity of around 1,200. Get more information at www.obecnidum.cz/en.