Located on the Loreta Square between Prague Castle and the Strahov Monastery, this massive structure is the third largest ... More
Černín Palace (Černínský palác)
Located on the Loreta Square between Prague Castle and the Strahov Monastery, this massive structure is the third largest palace in Prague. Unfortunately, the regal palace is closed to the public, but its 135 meter-long façade, decorated with 30 Palladian columns, is worth visiting. Best known in recent memory for the March 1948 death of Jan Masaryk, son of the first Czech President and the last non-Communist in the first Communist cabinet, who toppled mysteriously from a window on the top floor as the Communists took power. Rumor has it that his fall was no accident - he was pushed.
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 ...
Visit this imposing 1920s building for a thorough study of Czech modern art. Czech art followed the same general lines
of development as that of Western Europe, but with an underlying layer of Slavic spirituality witness the moody landscapes ...
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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