Art Nouveau and Folk Art Nouveau

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.

Dušan Jurkovič’s Luhačovice

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.

Art Nouveau Houses in Valašské Klobouky

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.

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