HOUSE OF THE BLACK MADONNA

Prague is a treasury of architectural styles and it also offers visitors something different that would be very hard to find anywhere else in Europe. Its Cubist architecture, for which is essentially the application of geometric shapes. At the corner of Celetna Street and Fruit Market, we can admire the cubist treasure - House of the Black Madonna.The palace was built between the years 1911-1912 and it was designed by the architect Josef Gočár. It was a multi-functional house with a famous Orient Café on the ground floor. Today, the building is maintained by the National Gallery and it features the permanent exhibition of the Czech Cubism.
The name of the house is derived from the original house sign, a statue of the Black Madonna from behind the gold Renaissance grille, which is located on the corner of the building.

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