Sculptures in Prague's Public Space

Lioness (Jaroslav Róna)

Sculptor Jaroslav Róna is one of the most significant sculptors whose works can be seen in Prague's public space. I think...

Manhole Covers for Reminding of Communist Oppression

On Kampa Island, there are special manhole covers near the outer wall of Museum Kampa. Actually, they are...

A Small Dog Weighing 4 Tons

For two weeks only, a giant statue of a dog called "Small Dog" will be exhibited on a boat on the Vltava. A giant...

Paving Stones To Honor the Memory of the Jews

"Stones of the disappeared" or "stones that you must not miss" are brass cubes with the names of Jews who perished during...

Music Concreted in Motion

In 2021, the Czech Philharmonic celebrated 125 years since its foundation - paradoxically at a time when all culture was inactive. Because of the...

Why Prague Main Railway Station Is and Isn’t Named After the...

There are two most important railway stations in the center of Prague. Both are named after presidents, one after the Czech one, the other...

Dancers Without Horses

When you enter the garden of the St. Agnes Monastery in the Old Town, you will immediately be surrounded by calm. This...

David Černý’s Peeing Figures

Sculptor David Černý drew attention to himself for the first time in 1990, when he was 23 years old. That's when he...

Shelter (František Skála)

The Shelter of the sculptor František Skála in the garden of St. Agnes Monastery looks like a house from a fairy tale. The gardens...

Fountain with non-existent animals

Peace Square is one of the most beautiful squares in Prague - and not only thanks to the Church of St. Ludmila or the...

Heydrich’s Curve

The castle in the photo is the clinic of pneumology and thoracic surgery at the Bulovka Hospital. The grey...

The Pink Tank (David Černý)

Today's Kinsky Square in Smichov was called the Square of Soviet Tankers during the totalitarian era. And lest we doubt it, there was a...

Memorial to the Victims of Communism

The Memorial to the Victims of Communism at the foot of Petřín is the work of sculptor Olbram Zoubek and was unveiled in May...

Giraffe (Jaroslav Róna)

The Velvet Revolution brightened up the Czech public spaces, Prague included. It concerns both the cleanliness of the city and the colour...

Pink Tank (David Černý) & Trapdoor of Time (Jan Lauda)

In Kinský Square in Smíchov, a tall stone pedestal and a green tank stood in front of the barracks building. It was...

Vinohrady Emmental Cheese?

The life of the Čapek brothers, writer Karel and painter Josef, was connected with the Vinohrady district of Prague. Josef Čapek had...

Children’s playground Kaštánek (Eva Kmentová, Olbram Zoubek)

From a concrete playground to the Memorial of the Victims of Communism. The playground in Stromovka is the work...

Herds of Wild Horses in Letná (Alexandra Koláčková)

If you walk through the park in Letná, you will find two rails in the ground within sight of the National Technical Museum. The...

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