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 ...
Housed in the Malostranska baroque palace of the same name, the space attracts a crowd of young professionals, politicians sneaking
down from the castle for a bite, and trendy hipsters. The first floor offers a restaurant room, a banqueting ...
The recently renovated home of the National Gallery's prints and drawings collection has been designated as the main site for
its interdisciplinary exhibitions. The permanent collection at this branch of the gallery is not normally on public display. Under ...