Studio Lažan

Lažanský palác

The monumental Neo-Renaissance palace for Count Prokop Lažanský was built between 1861 and 1863. It is one of the last Prague palaces that were designed as a combination of a representative nobility residence, tenement house and administrative premises. The building is most famous for the legendary Slavia Café which became a traditional meeting place for artists and intellectuals soon after being built. Here, visitors can also enjoy beautiful views of the Vltava River and Prague Castle while drinking a cup of coffee.

The larger part of the Lažanský Palace currently houses FAMU. In 20012003, FAMU’s headquarters was reconstructed and now has adequate conditions for studying and working.

  • 2 fully equipped photographic studios
  • 2 darkrooms capable of up to 4×5″ film enlarging and semi-automatic film processing equipment
  • computer classroom /​workspace
  • workspace equipped with high-end scanning and printing capabilities using Hasselblad virtual drum scanners and Canon imagePROGRAF inkjet printers
  • workspace for studio meetings, regular classes and any manual works.

FAMU, Department of Photography
Smetanovo nábřeží 2
116 65 Prague 1
Čzech republic