Praha hlavní nádraží (Main railway station)
Wilsonova 8, Prague, Czech Republic
Praha hlavní nádraží (Main railway station) Prague Reviews
One of the most beautiful stations in Art Nouveau (Secession) Dec 03, 2012
This part of the main station in Prague is a good example of use of the Art Nouveau style for practical reasons. It is connected to recently renewed new part, so you can easily access it, even if you just arrive or before your departure by train.
I personally like on it, that even if the part was built at the beginning of 20th century (1901 - 1909), you can find there also timeless decorative motives. The station was first called after the Austrian emperor Franz Josef I., after the creation of the Czechoslovak state renamed to Wilson station (after the American president Woodrow Wilson) and in 1950s changed to Main Station ('Hlavní nádraží' in Czech).
The front of the station and the former booking hall are obviously the most beautiful parts of the station. Only one thing would be needed, and so a proper reconstruction, to keep this place nice for the future...
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