A house concert on the banks of the Vltava River
In one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau houses on the banks of the Vltava River, 100 m from the Dancing House towards the city centre, you are invited to experience a house concert with a smaller group of up to 15 people. In the private rooms of a family of musicians the Dvorak ensemble will play music for you in a unique private atmosphere.
Enjoy the view of the Vltava and the castle before listening to the musicians and look forward to experiencing a string quartet as close as never before.
After the concert you are cordially invited to stay for a glass of wine. Toast with us and take the opportunity to talk to the musicians about the concert.
Our house concert can be reached with the trams number 5 and 17. The tram station is called station Jíráskovo naměstí .
Church St. Martin in the wall
In the centre of Prague stands the Church of St. Martin in the Wall, built in 1178. When in the years Martin21249 to 1253 a city wall with a moat and double wall was built around the newly founded Old Town of Prague, the south side of the church was included in the wall, so it got its name.
The church has outstanding historical significance, since in 1414 in the course of the Martin 1 Bohemian Reformation the chalice was passed on to laymen for the first time after centuries.
Today the church is used every Sunday by the German-speaking Protestant congregation.
The church is suitable for groups of 15 to 100 listeners. It is easily accessible via the subway station Narodní třída.
The Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace
The Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, located in the immediate vicinity of the Charles Bridge, is a real jewel from the Rococo period. The dance hall in particular is a delight with its somewhat dilapidated charm, the huge chandelier and the ceiling painting.
Music lovers will be particularly interested to know that parts of the film Amadeus by Milos Forman were shot here.
The palace is also associated with many cultural and historical events, including the last meeting of the royal council of the “Winter King” Friedrich V, Elector Palatinate, after the Battle of White Mountain in 1620.
After the rooms were used by the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences after the Second World War, Palais Colloredo-Mansfeld now belongs to the Gallery of the Capital Prague.
The hall has space for up to 70 listeners, but can only be used for concerts in the months of April to October, as it is unheated.
Hlahol – choir hall
A very special Art Nouveau building can be found on the banks of the Vltava between the Dancing House and the National Theatre. The hlahlol House owes its importance not only to its architecture, but above all to the fact that Prague’s oldest choral society, called “Hlahol”, has its domicile here (“hlaholit” means “to sound”). For 110 years, the members of the association, founded in 1861, have been enjoying singing here. The house was built in the years 1905-07. The mosaics on the facade are a real eye-catcher.
The interior is something very special. This room under the glazed ceiling brings history to life. On the walls are the busts of the most important choirmasters, among them Bedřich Smetana. The old chandeliers are a splendour. Most impressive, however, is the large lunette with a 1921 painting by the Art Nouveau artist Alfons Mucha entitled “The Czech Song”. The most beautiful thing about the interiors is the atmosphere, which gives the impression that time has stood still here, a visitor once stated .
The concert hall is suitable for groups of up to 200 people and is located near the tram stop Jiráskovo naměstí.