This place is for real enthusiasts of the Czech avant-garde movement of the twenties and thirties. Jaroslav Jezek (1906-42) ... More
Jaroslav Jezek Memorial - Blue Room (Památník Jaroslava Ježka - Modrý pokoj)
This place is for real enthusiasts of the Czech avant-garde movement of the twenties and thirties. Jaroslav Jezek (1906-42) was a major writer of political satires and anti-fascist dramas in the years leading up to the Nazi dismemberment and subsequent invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1938-39. Jezek asked the architect and designer Frantisek Zelenka to make over a small room in his flat in functionalist style. It is known as the "Blue Room" for its dominant color, which Jezek found soothing to his extremely weak eyes. Jezek's piano and record collection are also on display.
Visitors to this palace will see two vaulted chambers with Romanesque columns and other impressive detail in one of the
oldest preserved urban residential areas in town. Now underground, these chambers were originally near street level. In another wing ...
The monument to Jan Hus stands in the center of Old Town Square. It was sculpted by Ladislav Saloun and
unveiled in July 1915 on the 500th anniversary of Hus' death. Jan Hus (1369 1415) was a Czech theologian ...
This place is a boon for the philatelist. The emphasis here is on Czech and Czechoslovak stamps. However, stamps and
other postal materials are also on sale. Temporary exhibitions are held upstairs. These may be of contemporary art or ...
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