Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor

The Municipal Library of Prague, situated in Mariánské Square, was built between 1925 and 1928 according to the design of architect František Roith, student of the professor of the Vienna Academy and foremost architect, Otto Wagner. The building was conceived as a cultural institution providing wide possibilities for its use, including exhibition, lecture and concert halls.

The eastern wing of the building houses a representative suite of Prague mayors, furnished in the Art Deco style. The buildingʼs architecture departs from a rather rationally conceived ground plan and simple arrangement of mass. The allegorical sculptures above the main entrance and the balcony balustrade were executed by Ladislav Kofránek. The façade is covered in travertine which was also applied in the interior decoration along with brass and artificial stone. The author of the ornamental geometric decoration on the ceiling of the central hall is František Kysela.

The extensive exhibition spaces on the 2nd floor were acquired by Prague City Gallery in 1992. They subsequently underwent thorough reconstruction and today serve the purpose of housing leading Prague exhibitions. The adaptations included a new artistic solution of the main entrance to the Gallery from Valentinská Street, designed by architect Vlado Milunič in 1996.

Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor . Photo by Studio Flusser
Municipal Library of Prague. Photo by Studio Flusser
Municipal Library of Prague. Photo by Studio Flusser
Municipal Library of Prague. Photo by Studio Flusser
view to the exhibition Biennale Matter of Art Prague, Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition Biennale Matter of Art Prague, Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition New Acquisitions from the Collections of Prague City Gallery, Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition New Acquisitions from the Collections of Prague City Gallery, Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition New Acquisitions from the Collections of Prague City Gallery, Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition New Acquisitions from the Collections of Prague City Gallery, Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition New Acquisitions from the Collections of Prague City Gallery, Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition New Acquisitions from the Collections of Prague City Gallery, Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček

Info

Address
Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor
Mariánské náměstí 98/1
110 00 Prague 1 – Staré Město
Mapa

Barrier-free access is provided via the entrance from Valentinská Street (elevator).

Open
Tue-Sun 1–6 pm

The entrance to the building is possible through the Municipal Library from Mariánské Square or directly from the side of the building, from Valentinská Street. The Gallery is situated on the 2nd floor of the building.

Accessibility
Sub A (Staroměstská station)
trams n. 2, 17, 18 (Staroměstská stop)

Contact
T +420 222 310 489
E ghmp@ghmp.cz

Admission

CZK 150 full / adults
CZK 60 reduced / children under 10 y., students
CZK 20 / seniors over 65 y., school groups with teacher
CZK 250 family / 2 adults + 1–4 children under 15 y.

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