Hundreds visit Prague home of Karel Čapek

Hundreds of people visited the one-time home of writer Karel Čapek in Prague’s Vinohrady district on Friday. The Prague 10 district authority opened the villa to the public in connection with this year’s 100th anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia.

The country’s first president, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, and famous journalist Ferdinand Peroutka were among the First Republic figures that used to meet at Čapek’s home.

Prague 10 Town Hall said there was so much interest in visiting the villa, which it is planning to renovate, that a second open day will be held on August 9.

Author: Ian Willoughby