There are many famous houses in Prague with its own unique stories. By visiting these places you will find out more about the Czech history and culture.
Here is a list of some of the most famous Czech houses.
- House at the Three Little Fiddles. Originally a Gothic building that was rebuilt in Renaissance style during the 17th century once belonged to a family of violin makers. The history of the house dates back to the Middle Ages. It is situated in the famous Nerudova Street. The house sign of three crossed violins in a Baroque frame is from the beginning of the 18th centuryand stands as a symbol of the three families of violin makers who owned the house in the 17th and 18th centuries. The most famous owner was the violin-maker T. Edlinger, well known as the founder of Prague violin-making school.
Location: Nerudova Street
Nearby sights: Prague Castle, Lesser Quarter, Charles Bridge
Nearby hotels: Loftapart Prague, Hostel Santini Prague, Nerudova
- House at the Golden Sun. It is a Renaissance house standing on the Gothic plot and is located in Prague. The interiors have undergone major reconstruction in 1786. The façade was fixed in the 19th and 20th Among the significant owners was the silver valet of Rudolf II. The entrance portal has a sign of a golden sign. Today the building houses the National Pedagogical Museum and Library of J.A. Komensky.
Location: Valdštejnská Street, Prague 1
Nearby sights: National Pedagogical Museum
Nearby hotels: Rixos Hotel Libertas, Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik, Hotel Lero
- The House at the Stone Bell. Located in magnificent Old Town Square this remarkable Early Gothic house is one of the most interesting medieval buildings in Prague. Built in the 13th century for the Royal family it boasts with a frontage that was one of the most beautiful in Europe at the time. The original front was preserved thanks to the extensive restoration project. There are several legends about the origin of the house’s name. According to one of the legends the name comes from the bell that fell from Tyn Church and was placed on the corner of the house in 1413.
Location: Old Town Square, Tynska Street
Nearby sights: City Gallery Prague, Goltz-Kinsky Palace
Nearby hotels: Cloister Inn Hotel, Hotel Residence Agnes, Golden Well Hotel
- Dancing House. This is a Prague’s modern landmark which is an example of deconstructivist architecture with an unusual shape resembling man and woman dancing together, holding their hands with a dress that moves to the music.
Location: By the Vltava River, Jiraskovo namesti 1981/6, Prague 12000
Nearby sights: Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, Vltava River
Nearby hotels: Hotel Caesar Prague, Eurostars David, Chili Hostel
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