WEEKLY QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Prague's most famous buildings

Do you know your Prague facades? Try your hand at identifying some of the city's most glorious landmarks.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 19.05.2023 07:30:00 (updated on 25.10.2023) Reading time: 1 minute

You walk past them on your way to work and may sometimes stop to admire details of their facades. Some buildings may make you wonder what the architect had in mind, while others you love at first sight for their intricate beauty.

This week saw the beginning of the ninth annual Open House Festival, running through May 21, which celebrates Prague's diverse architecture by letting us peek inside some of the capital's normally inaccessible spaces, learn more about their history, and admire their interiors.

Whether you make it to the festival or not, you can still explore some of Prague's most glorious landmarks with our latest quiz. Test your knowledge of some of the city's most recognizable, and also lesser-known landmarks.

Question 1 / 9

This landmark structure in Prague 1 was designed in the rondocubist style by architect Josef Gočár.

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  • Palác Akropolis
  • Palác Adria
  • Palác Platýz
  • Palác Archa
Question 2 / 9

The National Gallery Prague took over this functionalist-style building in the late 1970s to house modern art. What is it called?

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  • The former Czechoslovak Parliament
  • The Palace of Culture
  • The Transgas building
  • Veletržní palác
Question 3 / 9

This neo-functionalist building near the metro station Vyšehrad was once the eighth-most popular conference destination in the world and has hosted world luminaries from the entertainment and political realms.

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  • PVA Expo Praha
  • The Prague Congress Center
  • Hotel International
  • Výstaviště
Question 4 / 9

This iconic neo-renaissance building on Prague’s Wenceslas Square has witnessed over a century of history, weathering bullets, bombs, and protesters.

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  • The National Library
  • The National Gallery
  • The Czechoslovak Radio building
  • The National Museum
Question 5 / 9

This brutalist wonder is one of Prague’s most recognizable, and some would argue, ugliest buildings. It was named a cultural monument in 2021.

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  • National Theatre
  • Vinohrady Theatre
  • National Theatre (New Scene)
  • Kotva department store
Question 6 / 9

This Baroque building sits in the north of Prague, adjacent to the zoo. It was built in the 17th century. Which is it?

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  • Belvedere
  • Troja Chateau
  • Golz-Kinsky Palace
  • Liechtenstein Palace
Question 7 / 9

This Renaissance building near Prague Castle is famed for its sgraffito facade.

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  • Salm Palace
  • The Archbishop's Palace
  • Černín Palace
  • Schwarzenberg Palace
Question 8 / 9

This 14th-century Baroque pearl in Prague's Old Town until recently housed the city archives and has just been renovated. Which is it?

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  • Kolowrat Palace
  • New Town Hall
  • Stone Bell House
  • Clam-Gallas Palace
Question 9 / 9

This building – founded in the 12th century – houses one of the world's most stunning libraries.

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  • Strahov Monastery
  • St. Vitus' Cathedral
  • Břevnov Monastery
  • Emauzy
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