This year, on the 104th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic, the Municipal House once again opens its prestigious premises to the general public.

Prague residents and visitors to the Capital, therefore, have an opportunity to view the unique Art Nouveau interior of this National Cultural Monument.

The tour of the building will take in all the exquisite halls on the 1st floor: Smetana Hall, Patisserie, Moravian Slovak Salon, Božena Němcová Salon, Oriental Salon, Grégr Hall, and Palacký Hall to Mayor’s Hall, the artistic decoration of which was the highly esteemed work of world-famous Alfons Mucha.

Other artists who contributed to the decoration of the Municipal House include painters Mikoláš Aleš, Jan Preisler, Max Švabinský, František Ženíšek, sculptors Josef Václav Myslbek and Ladislav Šaloun.

The exquisite interior of the Municipal House will be open to the public on 28th October from 9 am to 3 pm.

Smetana Hall

The hall attracts attention with the figured painting of the ceiling and niches, the arch of the proscenium, decorated on the sides with the sculptural group “Slavic Dances” and “Visegrad” by Ladislav Shaloun, and portrait medallions of composers Antonin Strunets, Antonin Mary and Karel Novak on the balconies.

The original decoration of the hall includes mirrors, stained glass windows on the ceiling and fabrics in the Art Nouveau style, the chairs in the hall were made in Italy as copies of the original chairs.

The organ in the hall is decorated with a medallion of Bedrzhiha Smetana by Frantisek Hergesel.

Smetana Hall has been a permanent venue for the most important concerts of the Prague Spring International Music Festival since its foundation in 1946. Other concerts and events are also held in the hall.