Discover the historic centre of Hradec Králové
Salon of the Republic
Hradec Králové is one of the oldest and historically most important Czech cities. For centuries it was one of the dowry towns of Czech queens. The urban conservation area contains countless historic sights from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. At the beginning of the last century, the city was given a new look by the famous Czech architects Jan Kotěra and Josef Gočár, whose elaborate urban plans created a modern and progressive city. A number of monumental buildings in the Art Nouveau and Functionalist styles were built at this time and the city became known as the “Salon of the Republic”.