This Gothic Stone Bell House, which you find at the Old Town Square opposite Old Town Hall, has recently looked quite differently. The palace from the first half of the 14th century was part of the residence of Jan Lucemburský, who lived there after relocating to Prague. Over time, however, the owners changed. During 400 years (15th-18th century), they completely deprived it of its original form.
In the first half of the 20th century there was warehouse and office building. It was in poor condition as well. A reconstruction was proposed, during which it was found that basically all the Gothic elements were preserved under the Baroque plaster. Because of that the house lost first facade of plaster, reconstructed and re-gothic. This happened in period between 1975 and 1987.
Today, the house is a rare Gothic building, where National Gallery has its exhibitions. It organises exhibitions that underline the atmosphere of the medieval palace. In order to enjoy Prague, don’t miss this place.
Staroměstské nám. 605/13, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město, Czechia
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