The Živnostenská Banka Palace

Architect: Osvald Polívka

Year of completion: 1900

It is one of the last Neo-Renaissance buildings in our country and not without reason it is called the showcase of Czech sculpture and painting of the 19th century. Artists such as Mikoláš Aleš and Stanislav Sucharda contributed to the artistic design of the facade of the Živnostenská Banka Palace, while the interior is adorned with wall paintings by Max Švabinský, sculptures by Bohuslav Schnirch, mosaic floors, glass ceilings, and gilded details. All of this silently reminds us of a time when there was life both in front and behind the counters. The hustle and bustle disappeared around 2010 when the building passed from the ownership of Živnostenská Banka to Unicredit Bank. Since then, it has been used only for representation or as a backdrop for filming movies. The future of the building is uncertain. According to recent reports, it may be transformed into a luxury hotel in the future.

Na Příkopě 858, 110 00 Praha 1 – Nové Město
Na Příkopě 858, 110 00 Praha 1 – Nové Město

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