Proudly standing on the corner of Celetná and Ovocný trh, the House at the Black Madonna is a true home of Czech Cubism. It is worth seeing as this art period was, in Czech, strong and fruitful. “Sharp points, slicing planes, crystalline shapes. These are the trademarks of the Czech Cubists – a unique, avant-garde group, feverishly active in Prague between 1910 and 1914.”, says Modernista. There is a stable exhibition of the artwork of e. g. Otto Gutfreund, Emil Filla, Josef Čapek (brother of Karel Čapek, the writer) and Josef Gočár, of course, the architect of this amazing building.
After the art-seeing, to revive your stamina, have a coffee or snack on the first floor, in the Grand Café Orient. You can choose from desserts and sandwiches, fresh juices and hot chocolate – and all will be served in designer porcelain. If you’re enchanted by the elegance of straight lines and edges, you can buy your own piece in the downstairs shop, Kubista. It is a bit pricey and the service is not the best I’ve ever had, but even just a coffee here is worth the interiors.