Vinohrady Architecture Walk, Prague

Vinohrady Architecture Walk, Prague
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Vinohrady is a much-admired neighborhood for the beauty and elegance of its architecture. At one point in its history this area was nothing but vineyards and in fact the name Vinohrady means "vineyards". They were first planted in the 14th century during the reign of Czech king Charles IV. Today, this picturesque district is filled with grand Neo-Renaissance, Art Nouveau, Pseudo Baroque, and Neo-Gothic buildings. Many of these structures were built in the latter part of the 19th and early 20th centuries and their well-preserved façades continue to dazzle with their colors and adornments. One of the architectural highlights of the locale is the Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord, built in 1932. This eye-catching Roman Catholic place of worship was inspired by Egyptian temples and early Christian basilicas. After your church visit, check out Vinohradská Vodárna (Vinohrady Water Tower). Go up to the viewing platform of this beautiful 19th-century Neo-Renaissance turret, approximately 131 feet (40 meters) above street level. Take in the superlative views which extend as far north as the Krkonoše Mountains, close to the Polish border. Vinohrady is very near the center of Prague, so after your visit to the district, head there for its shops and restaurants.

Vinohrady Architecture Walk - Route Map

Guide Name: Vinohrady Architecture Walk
Guide Location: Czech Republic » Prague
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Author: naomi
Jiriho z Podebrad Square, Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord

1) Jiriho z Podebrad Square, Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord

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Manesova Street

2) Manesova Street

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Trebizskeho Street corner with Manesova Street

3) Trebizskeho Street corner with Manesova Street

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Vinohradska Street, Vinohradsky Pavilion

4) Vinohradska Street, Vinohradsky Pavilion

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Svatopluk Cech Park

5) Svatopluk Cech Park

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Slezska Street

6) Slezska Street

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Korunni Street, Vinohrady Water Tower

7) Korunni Street, Vinohrady Water Tower

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Dykova Street

8) Dykova Street

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Dykova Street corner with Ripska Street

9) Dykova Street corner with Ripska Street

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Dykova Street

10) Dykova Street

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Dykova Street

11) Dykova Street

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Korunni Street

12) Korunni Street

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Korunni Street corner with Sumavska Street

13) Korunni Street corner with Sumavska Street

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Sumavska Street

14) Sumavska Street

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