The famous Colonnade is one of the most instantly recognisable symbols of Mariánské Lázně.
The neo-Baroque Colonnade was built between 1888 and 1889. Its construction was commissioned by the Abbot of Teplá Monastery and built on the site of the spa original building that was known as the ‘Kursal‘. Construction work was undertaken by a local builder called Johann Koenig according to the plans of Viennese architects Miksch and Niedzielský. Their cast iron construction was made at the ironworks in Blansko and brought to Mariánské Lázně in pieces by train.
The Colonnade is an icon that could be said to represent the Czech spas, a precious example of a period building common to the Czech and other European spa towns, many of which were destroyed, deteriorated over time or modernized at some point. Fortunately our Colonnade survived - the structure underwent renovation between 1973 and 1981. This reconstruction was part of the modernization of the promenade area between the Cross Spring(Křížový) and Karolina Spring. The cycle of ceiling frescos in the Colonnade represents the desire of man to fly and is the work of the artist Josef Vyleťal. The bronze reliefs on the walls of the Colonnade were created by Antonín Kuchař.