Art Nouveau is commonly known as a unique architectural style that makes frequent use of floral motifs and ornate curls. While the roots of this style can be traced to the regions of Zlín and Luhačovice, this area is also home to a unique take on it – the folk Art Nouveau style of Dušan Jurkovič.
While folk Art Nouveau might seem like an elusive concept to many international visitors, the best way to get your bearings is by heading over to the museum right in the center of Luhačovice (Muzeum luhačovického zálesí). The majority of buildings designed in this style can be found right on the colonnade, as the famous architect is credited with the modernization of the spa complex and the renovation of many buildings here. Several of his creations, some of which even feature original furniture, have been declared cultural heritage, undergoing repairs and reconstructions. Book a room here, or just sit down for a cup of tea, coffee, or a spa wafer.
Valašské Klobouky is the birthplace of Hubert Gessner, a famous architect and author of beautiful Art Nouveau buildings that grace the streets of this tiny town to this day. The first ever Art Nouveau building on the Czech territory is the residence of Josef Bratman, located just off the main square. Look for other houses, such as U Slunce, Jana Horného, Růžičkův dům and the annex of Besední dům, although the Art Nouveau facade on the last one has sadly been lost to the ages.
We have no shortage of castles and châteaux, either! Scattered across the land you’ll find ancient keeps built to safeguard the Moravian border, quaint hunting lodges, vast noble estates-
Unique Tomas Bata Memorial, Czech Pavilion at Expo 2015 in Vizovice or buildings of famous architect Eva Jiricna. Architecture in Zlin, Luhačovice or Vizovice is worthless to visit.
the unique style of Wallachian log cabins. These little houses made of wooden beams used to line the village roads and city streets in all the land. Few have survived to this day.
The regions of Zlín and Luhačovice have amassed quite a collection of these. This comes as no surprise since Tomáš Baťa built all of his Zlín in the spirit of this intriguing style of modern architect
The city of Zlín is a one-of-a-kind civil engineering project. A factory within a garden, a city within a factory. There’s an order to everything, whether it is the small brick working-class houses pl