Travel Files: Municipal House Cafe, Prague

by Tina on March 31, 2014

in cafe, Czech Republic, Travel Files

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While Tina is away with her mom and sister in London, I thought I might pop in and share a cafe that I found while visiting Prague.  When I walked in I knew immediately that I wanted to bring Tina back here for coffee one day.  I think it is just the kind of place she would enjoy and perhaps would be a cafe that some of you would like to visit on your next trip to Prague.

Located in the old town of Prague is The Municipal House, a concert hall with daily performances, with a cafe that is a decadent example of the Art Nouveau movement.  The tall ceilings, over-sized windows, large chandeliers, and the gold-plated detailing are truly luxurious and make for an excellent place to rest from touring this amazing city.  While visitors have a wide choice of several restaurants within the Municipal House, we recommend grabbing a coffee at the Municipal House Cafe because of it’s grandeur and original details from 1912.

With the opportunity to experience the glamour of the past and the chance to enjoy a more traditional cafe setting,  The Municipal House Cafe is worth a visit not only for the great coffee and food but also because it offers the amazing opportunity to experience a historical cafe setting in the heart of Prague’s old town.

Interestingly, this site was once the home of the Grand Palace and then sat for over 500 years before being converted into the Concert Hall that it is today.  Normally cameras allowed inside to protect the customer’s experience, but I was given special permission just so I could share it with you…

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Photography: Jack Fussell

Municipal House Cafe can be found at:

Nám?stí Republiky 5
110 00 Prague 1
Website

 

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Georgianna March 31, 2014 at 4:29 pm

How fabulous, Jack! Gorgeous images, as always, and especially interesting as we plan to visit Prague in the next month or two.

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Anonymous March 31, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Ah, I recognize the picture on the menu card as Mucha’s.. I brought home the postcards of his paintings from our trip almost 10 years ago! Oh, how I would love to visit again :-)

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Andreia April 1, 2014 at 12:54 am

Beautiful!

You would like to visit this one (nevertheless far way from Prague: http://www.cafemajestic.com/pt/Majestic-Cafe/Fotos-Videos/Fotos.aspx – this one in Oporto, my home town :) )

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Karla April 1, 2014 at 5:15 am

Oh my what a delightful cafe and that foam decor on your coffee makes a great presentation. I don’t get to travel but it sure is nice seeing where you go….

Thanks for sharing,
~Karla

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