Jewish residents of Bubeneč villa district I. (English tour)
The first of the walks through the Bubeneč villa area will introduce participants to the conservative owners of the grand houses located along a former farm called Zátorka. Participants will hear not only stories of the most important entrepreneurs of the 1st Czechoslovak Republic but also stories of unknown families who had lived here before WWII. Visitors will see the villa of Rudolf Slánský, the right hand of our 1st communist president Klement Gottwald who ordered Slánský’s execution per instructions from Josip Stalin. Then they will visit the villa of the 2nd president Edvard Beneš and also the famous villa Bianca designed by one of our most important architects, Jan Kotěra, student of Austrian genius Otto Wagner who was one of the founders of the artnouveau style in Central Europe. Participants will hear about the lives of people who lived here, and they will also find out who was behind the foundation of the Holešovice Exhibition area or the Museum of Decorative Arts.
The tour will be guided by Michal Šedivý. The organizer is the non-profit organization Open House Praha, z. ú. The profit from this event goes to support its activities.
- Participants will gather by the crossing of two streets – U Vorlíků and Pod Kaštany – on the sidewalk at the corner close to the zebra
- The telephone contact for the guide will be indicated on the ticket in case of emergency.
- The expected duration of the event is approx. 90 minutes.
- The capacity of the group is limited, tickets can only be purchased in advance.
- The guide will not wear a protective face mask/respirator during the commented tour (as government regulations allow).
- The organizer kindly asks all participants of this event to be attentive to other visitors and to follow current valid government regulations against the spread of Covid-19 during the tour.
- In case of low interest, the organizer reserves the right to cancel the tour no later than 48 hours before the event. - Buyers will be contacted and information will be published on the organizer’s website.
The tour is held in English. The Czech interpretation can be found here.