Skip to content Skip to footer

Café Slavia (est. 1844)

Prague - Czech Republic

The Historic Café Slavia is a majestic building next to The National Theatre of Prague.

Founded in 1884 the Café was covered by perforated wallpaper and had chandeliers in Art Nouveau style.

The Cafe was always the favorite place of interesting guests. Since its opening, Slavia attracted artists. Thanks to itssuitable location opposite of The National Theatre, the most of the actors eneded up there after the performance. They were often accompanied by composer Bedřich Smetana or director Jaroslav Kvapil.

In the last century Slavia became an epicentre of Czech culture. Writers Karel and Josef Čapek, Arnošt Lustig, art theorists Karel Teige and Václav Černý, poets Vítězslav Nezval and Jaroslav Seifert, painters Jan Zrzavý and Václav Špála met there. During the writting The Building of State, journalist Ferdinand Peroutka was sitting there and got there necessary literature sended from the Prague Castle (which he often did not returned back to president Masaryk). Slavia pulsed. It experienced a funeral of Tomáš G. Masaryk and Vítězslav Nezval as well as the beginning of The Velvet Revolution or a visit of Hillary Clinton.


Café Slavia

Smetanovo nábřeží 1012/2
110 00 Praha 1
IČ: 25776053, DIČ: CZ-25776053

Under the support of:

Region of Crete

Under the Αuspices of:

Regional Unit of Chania


Municipality of Chania


Chania Chamber of commerce & Industry


Historical Archive of Crete

Historic Cafes Route © 2024. All Rights Reserved. – Web Design & Development by

All material is protected under the copyright, related rights and cultural matters law 

Sign Up to Our Newsletter

Be the first to know the latest updates

Whoops, you're not connected to Mailchimp. You need to enter a valid Mailchimp API key.

Skip to content