Monday, October 3, 2022

Kultunrí Dům

A house of culture, kulturní dům (KD), also called a kulturák, can be found in most cities and towns across Czechland.  Following the 1948 coup, when the communists took over Czechoslovakia, public buildings were built that would be social centres for socialist culture.  They were meant to take the place of churches as meeting places within the community. 

From 1959 to 1989, the kulturáky were used to for cultural, artistic and social events including balls, concerts, theatre performances, in addition to Communist party meetings.  

Today they are used as town recreation and community centres.

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