Meet your historian guide at a centrally-located point in Prague and get an insider's view on local design and architecture. Spot elegant gingko leaves on art nouveau façades, and find out how Eastern art and aesthetics influenced the movement, from elaborate light fixtures to the distinctively curvy typography.
Stop by the House of Black Madonna, to admire its unique cubist style, and the Obecni Dum, an iconic art nouveau landmark. Learn about the groundbreaking technologies used during construction, from central heating and ventilation to drinking water, hydraulic elevators, steam-powered laundry, and an intercom system. See the dramatic contrasts between art nouveau and cubism — Prague was once of Europe’s greatest centers for cubist art, and you’ll find crystal-like forms and pyramids throughout the city.
Visit the stunning Lucerna Bar to get a glimpse of turn-of-the-century Czech optimism and avant-garde movements, then learn how fierce European wars changed the course of Prague history. Finish your tour in the heart of Prague, close to restaurants and attractions.