Private guide in PRAGUE and KARLOVY VARY
The spa fame also grew thanks to visits by famous celebrities
This wrought-iron architectural gem is all that remains of the Blanensky Pavilion where a concert and restaurant hall used to be located. The Blanensky Pavilion was designed by Viennese architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer during 1880-81. Better known for their theatre creations, Fellner and Helmer designed structures throughout the town, including the luxurious Grandhotel Pupp. Set in romantic Dvorak Park near the Army Spa Institution, the Park Colonnade was reconstructed in 2001 and 2002, when it obtained the Snake Spring. The Park Spring dates back to the middle of the 19th century.
The Hot Spring Colonnade
Housing the biggest and hottest spring, this colonnade has taken on many guises. It was built as Baroque during the late 18th century and then was rebuilt in Empire style to the design of Josef Esch in 1826. During 1878 and 1879 Fellner and Helmer did their magic and turned it into a pseudo-Renaissance structure. It became dilapidated in the 20th century, and the Nazis took it apart during 1939 to use the copper on its roof for making armaments. It was changed into a wooden promenade hall until 1975, when Jaroslav Votruba give it a functionalist facelift. The Hot Spring Colonnade is made of glass and reinforced concrete. The Hot Spring (Vridlo), located in a separate pavilion, belches out 2,000 liters of mineral water per minute, rising to an impressive height of 12 meters. A glass prism-shaped dome covers this spring, the only one used for bathing and drinking. There are five more seeps as well.
The Market Colonnade
Other Places to Visit in Karlovy Vary:
Jan Becher Museum
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