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The biggest festival of open buildings in Prague is back in the traditional month of May! The 8th Open House Prague takes place on May 16–22, 2022. This year’s program features 101 usually inaccessible buildings which you can visit on the weekend of May 21–22 with free admission!

The festival keeps on growing, and so does the group of our heroic volunteers. This year, we’re going to need as many as 400 like-minded enthusiasts to help us. Join us and become a part of the blue crew! More details on volunteering in the link below. 👇

This year’s program is celebrating several eminent architects who have been active in the Czech lands in the past. Slovenian architect and urbanist Jože Plečnik would have celebrated his 150th birthday this January. On this occasion, we’re not only opening the Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord, but there are also a few accompanying events.

We’re also celebrating Vojtěch Ignác Ullmann, a pioneer of the Czech Neo-Renaissance, born 200 years ago in April. Several of his buildings are featured in the program. Another celebrated architect is Pavel Janák, born 140 years ago in March. The program includes buildings from the architect’s different life stages. You can read more about the new buildings in the link below.

The festival starts on May 16 with an accompanying program which features concerts, lectures, discussions, and walking tours. Most of these events are in Czech only, but selected events are also suitable for international visitors! You can attend a concert of the Stamic Quartet in the Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord, or visit a lecture on the work of Jože Plečnik (which will be interpreted into English).

Don’t forget to visit our information center (opened May 16–22), located on Železná 492/18, Prague 1-Old Town! The opening hours are: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Here you can purchase our festival guide and other beautiful items!

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Children are also welcome at the festival! More details on the program for children are available in the link below. 👇

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Bubenská 1, photo: archive of CPI Property Group
photo: Milan Svoboda
Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord, photo: Tomáš Sysel
UMPRUM Technology Center in Mikulandská Street, photo: Peter Fabo
EA Hotel Juliš, photo: building’s archive
Adria Palace; photo: building’s archive

You’re simply an amazing organization!
You give people exceptional memories and connect them with Prague better than anyone else.

VISITOR FEEDBACK (2021)
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Join us!

The festival is a community project organized by Open House Praha, z. ú, a non-profit organization, thanks to the support from a number of partners and individuals. The festival would never happen if it weren’t for hunders of volunteers who dedicate their time to us and help us open the city. Do you like what we do? Join us! Become a volunteer, donate, or become a member of the club of Architecture Lovers. You can also enroll your building in the festival program, subscribe to our newsletter, or buy our products in our online store. Your support motivates us and assures as that our work is meaningful. Thank you!

Open House Prague is the first Czech festival of its kind that has opened itself to people with visual disabilities and hearing disabilities while fully respecting their needs, putting emphasis on their safety and providing them with the full experience. Accessibility is about determination, not about financially demanding solutions or modifications. Andrea Šenkyříková, director of the festival, has simply decided to make Open House Prague for everybody, and she is acting on that decision. That is why people with hearing disabilities and visual disabilities can explore the beauties of Prague’s architecture. I am happy that Světluška can be a part of that.

Gabriela Drastichová
Světluška, a foundation managed by Český rozhlas (Czech Radio)

Exploring new buildings always brings a feeling of excitement and discovery. That is not the most important thing about Open House, though: the ability to enter buildings which have previously been just anonymous spots in the map for us and see them from the inside allows us to deepen our relationship with the city and become more connected to the place where we live.

Petr Hlaváček and Magdalena Hlaváčková
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