Prague City Architecture Walk 3

This event is free and open to all students, alumni and staff of Prague City University.

The next walk in the series takes place in Nove Město and Vinohrady on 9 January 2022.

To join, simply meet in front of New Yorker at the bottom of Wenceslas Square at at 10am, Sunday 9 January.

Total walk time = 1.5 hours
Bring a mask.

Prague City Architecture Walk 2

This event is free and open to all students, alumni and staff of Prague City University.

This is the second of four architecture walks around Prague with Architectural aficionado, Alex Went, which will concentrate on the architectural treasures of Malá Strana.

To join, simply meet at Divadlo Na Prádle, Besední 487 in Malá Strana at 10am, Sunday 28 November.

We will then:

  • Walk along Nosticova towards the Nostic Palace (Ministry of Culture, 1660)
  • Visit Maltézské námesti. Learn about the Maltese Order. Church of The Virgin Mary ‘under the chain’
  • Visit Malostranské náměstí. The Cathedral of St Nicholas (1704-1755) and the Dientzenhoffers.
  • Visit Nerudova Street – and view typical house signs
  • Visit Waldstein Garden – and hear the story of Walenstein, and the employment of Italian architects in Prague
  • Visit U Lužického semináře (1728) – Dientzenhoffer / Jesuits and Sorbians
  • Visit  Old Town Bridge Tower (1357) on Karlův most.

Total walk time = 1.5 hours
Bring a mask.

MAP OF WALK 2 = https://goo.gl/maps/ue4GPh4DEgqdg5YFA

Prague City Architecture Walk 1

This event is free and open to all students, alumni and staff of Prague City University.

This is the first of four architecture walks around Prague with Architectural aficionado, Alex Went.

To join, simply meet at the New Yorker building at the bottom of Wenceslas Square at 10am, Sunday 14 November.

  • We will look at the medieval bridge in Můstek station
  • We will walk around the boundary of the Old Town and learn about where the moat and towers stood
  • We will look at the gothic church of St Martin-in-the-Wall (1178)
  • We will walk via the mediaeval streets to the Old-New synagogue (1270) on Pařížská and learn about the 19th century ‘Asanace’
  • Thence to the mediaeval Convent of Saint Agnes (1231)
  • From there to Náměstí Republiky, to Na příkopě, and back to Můstek

Total walk time = 1.5 hours.
Bring your mask.

MAP OF WALK 1 = https://goo.gl/maps/u6XGJefbV36HcBdMA

Prague City Architecture course

This free introductory course is open to PCU students, alumni and lecturers.

Over 10 weeks students will learn not only about architecture but also the history of Prague from the 10th to 20th Century. Hear fascinating stories, examine the decorative and applied art features and learn about the businesses behind the facades. Towards the end of the course students will undertake research and write a four page essay on a topic of their choice. On completion participants will receive a Certificate.

The lectures are created and presented by Alex Went and will take place every Friday at 2pm in November through to mid-December. The class will resume in January after the Christmas break.

There will be 10 classes that are 60 to 90 minutes in length. Classes can be taken in person or in the Digital Campus. 

Registration is essential as in-person spots are limited. Please register below to secure your spot in class or in the Digital Campus.

Supplementary Walks

Alex will be conducting 4 weekend walks around Prague to examine the city’s architectural treasures. This is open to the whole university and does not require registering for the Prague City Architecture course. Stay tuned for details of the first walk!