Restaurant Hanavský pavilon - Historie
The Restaurant HANAVSKÝ PAVILON with its summer terrace takes the liberty to invite you to visit our unique luxurious interior of a beautiful pseudo-Baroque structure not only to offer you to make your choice from our products of culinary art but also to give you the possibility to enjoy a fascinating look - from the bird\'s eye view - at famous Prague bridges and towers, in their entire stunning historical beauty.
The fair pavilion designed by Otta Hieser was built by the workers of the metal-works. The works had been supervised by arch. František Červenka. The pavilion was constructed from cast iron, masonry and glass in the Dutch Baroque style. The elevated double-flight staircase was richly decorated with artistic banister iron-works. The attention of the visitors was also drawn to the decorative bow-window, magnificent balcony, windows with iron-worked bars and terrace banisters. The interior of the pavilion was no less artistically arranged. The centre of the interior featured a pyramid, with almost 6m of height, made of the cast-iron products, which were surrounding a wide decorative pillar in the middle. The central pillar is crowned by a cast-iron eagle. The visitors could have also seen the museum with the works of the company school apprentices, which was situated in the annex building of the pavilion.The main exhibit was however the pavilion construction itself.
The prince of Hanau donated the pavilion to the City of Prague before the Global General Exhibition ended. The construction was taken apart and then rebuilt on the new designated site at the edge of Letenské Sady (park of Letná) in December 1891. The pavilion was in the beginning used more as a shelter for the park visitors and only later became a restaurant.
The Hanau’s pavilion contributes to Prague’s panorama thanks to its location as well as its steeple.