Posts Tagged ‘Obecní dům’

Glass museum in Municipal House

April 12, 2016
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vases

objet d'art

objet d’art

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vases

jewellery

jewellery

cups

cups

To be honest I do not know the name of this museum in Municipal House or Obecní dům, the stunning Art Nouveau concert venue. It is more a design exhibition, but most of the exhibits are glass, and not all are exhibits, some are on sale, and not only glass, also books and music for sale.

The style is from a particular period of Bohemian glassware. The books were of this period.

The music on sale was of performances in Smetna Concert Hall.

Obecní dům

April 11, 2016
Municipal House

Municipal House

Municipal House or Obecní dům is a stunning Art Nouveau concert venue.

Construction started in 1905. It opened in 1912.  It was  constructed on the site of the former Royal Court Palace.

As you walk in through the double doors, there is a restaurant or cafe to either side.

Stairs lead downstairs, where can be found a bar and a restaurant which appears to run the length of the building.

Municipal House houses the Smetana Concert Hall. which is home to ….

When I looked in three weeks ago on Sunday, was giving a concert that evening wirth half a dozen outside broadcast TV trucks outside.

Also within the building is a museum of glass.

Municipal House stands next to Powder Gate, one of the original entrances to Prague Old Town.

Try the virtual tour.