Újezd 450/40: Tyršův dům

These colossal bas-reliefs by the sculptor Jaroslav Brůha decorate the gymnasium wall of the Czech Sokol organization. The movement, which was founded to promote healthy living and physical fitness, was founded in 1862 by Miroslav Tyrš.

The organization played a strongly nationalist role in the years leading up to the First World War, and in 1925 President Masaryk offically opened its new headquarters here on the site of the renaissance Michna Palace.