Lucerna Palace Prague

Lucerna Palace, located only a few meters away from Prague's Wenceslas Square, is one of the Art Nouveau architectural jewels that decorate Prague's New Town. This beautiful Art Nouveau palace was constructed in 1920 and till nowadays amazes Prague visitors with its maze of passages - one of the largest systems of passages in Prague today.

What are the best things to do in Lucerna?

Lucerna palace is huge, so huge that you can get lost inside! Which means there are also a lot of cool things to do. Here is our summary of the top things to do in Lucerna Palace.

Relax in the Lucerna Cafe

in Lucerna Cafe, you will feel like you just went to enjoy a cup of coffee and accidentally stepped in through a time machine. The beautiful Art Nouveau interiors are just breathtaking! You won't see Albert Einstein or Franz Kafka, but you will experience the atmosphere of their times while savoring some of the most delicious cakes and enjoying your warm cup of coffee.

Our Local Guide Tip

  • Try a Hot Pear drink and Vetrnik cake - our favourites on the menu! 

Enjoy Lucerna Cinema

Maybe you would like to take a little break from sightseeing and enjoy some good movies? Hop into Kino Lucerna then! You came to Prague because of history, didn't you? Lucerna Cinema is one of the oldest cinemas in Europe today! It is operating since the year 1909. They did modernize its technical equipment but the interiors will still let you breathe in the 111 years of history.

See Lucerna Rooftop

Lucerna Rooftop is one of the newest additions to the cultural repertoire of this beautiful palace. Already in 1921, there was a plan to use the rooftop of Lucerna for social purposes but it was never finalized up until recently. The project of Lucerna Rooftop was inspired by the Brooklyn Grange Farm and the garden community is now finally opened to its visitors.

  • Opening Hours are Saturday, Sunday and Monday 3:30 pm - 9 pm
  • The entrance fee is 100 CZK, Children can go for FREE

Party in Lucerna Music Club

Do you like the 80's and 90's music? Then what are you waiting for? This is the club just for you! On our tours, we actually get this question a lot: "Where do locals party?". Lucerna Music Bar is definitely the answer.

Explore Lucerna's Passages

Prague's New Town is famous for its huge network of passages that connect one street with another. Usually, only locals know which passage leads where and use it to quickly navigate through the streets on their way to work. Lucerna Palace has one of the largest networks of passages in Prague today. Walking through them and see where they will lead you. You will definitely stumble onto a lof cute tiny hidden shops!

 

Fun Facts about Prague Lucerna

  • Lucerna translates as Lantern from the Czech language. That is why you see lanterns everywhere when you are going through the palace!
  • Lucerna palace was built by Vaclav Havel. No, not the first Czech President, but his grandfather who he was named after!
  • This Art Nouveau palace from the beginning of the 20th century was the first multipurpose building - it has a famous music bar, cinema, restaurant, shops, cafes, and many other cool venues!
  • During the Communism times, the 1st International Jazz Festival was held in Lucerna, where Louis Armstrong performed
  • You can find a strange upside-down statue of St. Wenceslas hanging in the Lucerna corridor. The statue was made by a contemporary Czech artist, David Cerny, from a very light material, which allows it to be hanged from the glass ceiling.

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Author: Valeriia Zahradnikova and Vaclav Zahradnik, Prague guides certified by Prague City Tourism agency. Valeriia and Vaclav have worked in tourism for over 6 years and have guided thousands of Prague visitors.