Ovocný trh 567/15: The Czech Eagle

‘Mír a štěstí buď pod touto střechou’: ‘May peace and happiness reign under this roof’ AD 1897.

The House of the Czech Eagle stands in the historic ‘Ovocný trh’ (Fruitmarket), near to the famous House of the Black Madonna. It was constructed in neo-renaissance style by Guido Bělský to a design by architect Friedrich Ohmann. Its most notable feature is the superb neo-gothic oriel window surrounded by sgraffito (designed by Mikoláš Aleš) combining the emblems of the Czech Kings and the Margraves of Moravia.