Prague, Czechia

New application reveals the architectural history of Prague

New application reveals the architectural history of Prague

Users can learn more about the construction and architects of the capital’s buildings and monuments

Last week, the Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR) unveiled an application with a detailed map of the Czech capital’s historic centre. This map, according to IPR, was developed following an architectural and urban analysis of the city’s monument reserve and contains all the information about its architectural history. Although IPR designed it to make it easier for professionals to care for the monuments in the centre, the map will also benefit the capital’s residents, tourists, and students. 

Covering an area of 895 hectares, Prague’s historic centre occupies practically the entire centre of the city and is known as one of the largest monumental reserves in the world. IPR’s interactive map (also referred to as the Historic City Centre application) now allows professionals and the general public to get a better understanding of this territory. 

Search according to design, date of construction, or architect

The Historic City Centre application is the first place where historical and current data about the territory and its buildings are collated and put together. There, one can find out anything they want to know about the monuments in the capital, filtering information according to what they are looking for. 

More specifically, one can search for individual buildings according to their design, date of construction, and the architect who designed them. For this reason, the map is not only a good tool for professionals and tourists but also those studying art history or architecture.

“The application is like a Wikipedia about Prague. Few cities have such a deep knowledge of the monumental value of the houses that are located in their territory. I am very glad that so much valuable information from the archives has been digitized and made accessible to everyone who loves Prague,” commented Deputy Mayor for Transport and Monument Care, Adam Scheinherr.

To access the map, visit IPR’s website.



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