The Former Parliament Building

At the top of Wenceslas Square next to the majestic National Museum is an unattractive Communist era building. Resembling a giant black glass table that just so happened to sit on another building, this eyesore is anything but pleasing. From 1966-1973 the old building that housed the original Exchange was destroyed to make way for the Communist Parliament, a glass monstrosity with two giant pillars. The building is still complete with nuclear shelters. The demands of the Velvet Revolution were accepted here in 1989 and the building was the of home of Radio Free Europe who rented the location from former president Vaclav Havel for a very small fee per year (rumor has it that the fee was 1 kc). Radio Free Europe has moved to a new location out of the center or Prague and the Old Parliament building is now under the ownership of the National Museum. 

Vinohradská 1, Praha 1

Address: Vinohradská 1, Praha 1

In the Neighborhood

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