Vila Milada

An iconic, now-demolished squat located in Prague that became a symbol of Czech counterculture and resistance to commercial development.
  • 1903/8 Na Kindlovce

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Just outside of Prague is the decaying mansion known as Squat Milada, a cooperative art workspace that became a squatter’s paradise in the late 90s. Although it’s no longer the busy artistic bubble it once was, squatters still live there and you’ll often see artwork adorning its walls and windows.

travelfreak 4 years ago

Vila Milada Guides

  • Where to find Prague’s quirkiest art

    travelfreak (Jeremy Foster)
    You’ll only spend a few hours in beautiful Prague before you realize that the fairytale city isn’t just about perfectly preserved Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. Beneath that pretty surface is a quirky, tongue-in-cheek, politically-charged art scene with some unforgettable pieces scattered around the city. Local artist David Černý is one of the most noteworthy appearances on this list, as his edgy (and often controversial) pieces are renowned around the world. But there’s a lot more to discover too, from colorful street art to eerie statues to graffiti-covered walls. Some are found close to other historic highlights; others will take a little more work to find. That’s half the fun!