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Mill Colonnade, Karlovy Vary

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4.7/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
The Mill Colonnade is a large colonnade containing several hot springs in the spa town of Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. The structure is one of the traditional symbols of the town.Design and receptionThe Neo-Renaissance structure has a nave, two aisles and measures 132m long by 13m wide. There are 124 Corinthian columns. Twelve statues representing the twelve months of the year sit above the portico. There is a raised orchestra space for the spa orchestra which plays regular, free concerts.Architect Josef Zítek, who also designed the National Theatre and Rudolfinum in Prague, designed the structure, which was built between 1871-1881. The original design called for a two level colonnade, but a lack of funds restricted it to one level. Construction proceeded very slowly and costs grew higher. The structure was initially reviled by critics and compared to a bed of carrots or a bowling alley; at the time it was finished, many believed it had blemished the center of town.The Mill Colonnade was extended in 1893 to include the Rock Spring. The structure was restored in 1982, and stone reliefs portraying historic moments in Karlovy Vary history were added to the orchestra space in 1995-1996. By 1949, the adjacent portion of the Tepla River was bridged over in front of the Mill Colonnade, creating a plaza.
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  • At this colonnade you have the opportunity to go to a roof terrace. It gives a view of the main street and the river.
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  • Gem and an architectural jewel among the colonnades spa towns, raised to a promenádím concert of the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra. With a cup of mineral water from the springs of the perfect illusion of past and present
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  • the most beautiful of the whole spa town. in front of the Colonnade a series of benches allows you to sit and enjoy with calm water gushing from three or four sources under the Colonnade because very hot and observe life around you. behind you the river flowing by crosses the whole city, relaxing.
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  • Walking along the columns was something that made me feel as if I was travelling back to some centuries ago⛲🏰. A very well preserved monumental work of the town still functioning, a must to see for visitors of Karlovy Váry👍👏. Visited on 03.12.2015
  • A really impressive place. Great for photoshoots :-)
  • Very romantic place, must vist
  • Jedna ze tři nejhezčích a nejzajímavějších kolonád v Karlových Varech.
  • Very nice place
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