Emil Kralicek’s Cubist Lamppost

Emil Kralicek’s Cubist Lamppost

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Neighborhood: Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred meters long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theaters. National Theater near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
How to get there
  • bridge • 1 min walk
  • national Ave • 5 min walk
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kevinmunro
Strathpeffer, UK57 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We walked past this quite easily but then noticed it whilst looking for something else. It’s quite cool really.
Written February 16, 2020
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gourmetflaneur
York, UK1,073 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
I walked around the little area a couple of times and then it was there. Underwhelming - it is a lamp-post when all is said and done. And then I looked around and realised how it sat with the house behind, how it was utterly different and was actually very interesting that it survived, that it had been designed and it still made you stop and think. It is one more little but remarkable piece of the cubist architecture in Prague. A delightful novelty of design.
Written November 18, 2017
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK613,117 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Walking around the wonderful New Town my twin brother Stephen and I headed to Jungmann Square ,this is were the Old Town meets the New Town ,we wandered over to the beautiful Church Of Our Lady Of The Snows and by the church is this Cubist Lamppost ,the work of artist Emil Kralicek.
In Prague you will find great examples of Cubist architecture throughout the city but this is the only Cubist Lamppost in Prague,it's a very cool thing ,it's a fascinating piece of street art and easy to locate along Jungmannovo Namesti ,it's most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area.
Written April 28, 2022
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Matthew
Leeds, UK7 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Hidden away past Footlocker . Could be a hotspot for tourists but being where it is is more of a pisspot for tourists . When we walked up a lovely man was having a lag in the corner next to it . Hey when you got to go you got to go.
Written February 16, 2020
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Andrew C
9 contributions
Aug 2019
There are quite a few Cubist buildings in Prague but this is the only lamppost. The really should be seen as part of a tour that points out all these building. The tour I was on was the Sandeman's Red tour (Prague's communist past).
Written August 17, 2019
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL16,956 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
I just happened to see this as I was looking for other public art statues in this immediate area. There really are several. While this is not the same as the Kafka steel head, it is another quirky thing that makes you fall in love with Prague.
Written July 24, 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK613,117 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
My twin brother Stephen and I were heading to the wonderful pub U Pinkasu and passed this amazing lamppost.
A bit of Googling and it turns out to be the only Cubist lamppost in the world,the work of artist Emil Kralicek,it looks absolutely fantastic, a beautiful design,its got the beautiful Church Of Our Lady Of The Snows as a stunning backdrop and is easy to locate, jump the metro to stop Můstek were you walk over to Jungmannovo Náměstí were you will easily spot this cool looking lamppost.
Well worth checking out.
Written April 2, 2019
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Kathryn M
Church Gresley, UK20 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
As it is the only one in the world, it is worth seeing it. It's a shame it's being ignored. Glad we saw it
Written December 31, 2018
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RossW1404
London, UK58 contributions
Jun 2018
The only cubist lamppost in the world.Whats not to like.Prague is full of surprises like this.Tucked away in a little square.
Written July 3, 2018
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Figarogir1
Shoeburyness, UK333 contributions
Apr 2018
I think that this is the only cubist lamppost in the world. It is just off Wenceslas Square but is not easy to find - you have to go looking for it, it is however worth seeing while you are there.
Written April 28, 2018
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