Category: renaissance

Malé náměstí

Malé náměstí

The oldest fountain in Prague stands in Malé náměstí (Little Square), not far from the more famous Old Town Square. What we see today was substantially remodelled from 1876 to 1878 by the master of the neo-gothic, Josef...

Malostranské náměstí 518/20

Malostranské náměstí 518/20

The sundial on the south-facing wall of the Velikovský Dům, now part of the Czech Parliament in Malostranské náměstí (Little Quarter Square). Originally painted in 1608, it was restored – along with its fellow dial on the eastern...

Staroměstské náměstí 3/2: U Minuty

Staroměstské náměstí 3/2: U Minuty

Dům U minuty (‘The Minute’, also known as ‘The White Lion’) is a 15th-century house in the corner of the Old Town Square. The delicate sgraffito-work was added in 1610, but was later plastered over before being re-discovered...

Dražického náměstí 76/12: U tří pštrosů

Dražického náměstí 76/12: U tří pštrosů

U tří pštrosů (The Three Ostriches) was built in 1597 on the site of a mediaeval public house at one end of Charles Bridge. This well-preserved mural on the west-facing wall most likely denotes the commercial interests of...