The House at the Stone Bell

Situated in magnificent Old Town Square, The House at the Stone Bell is a wonderful example of the glorious Gothic architecture Charles IV brought to the city of Prague. Built in the 13th century, it is one of the oldest buildings in Prague and it looks remarkable; this is due to an extensive restoration project finished in the 1980s, as the palace was formerly rebuilt into a Baroque and neo Baroque residence after it supposedly housed the Royal Elizabeth I of Bohemia and her son Charles IV. The original front of the House at the Stone Bell was considered one of the loveliest examples of Gothic architecture in 14th Europe as it featured and features again today, thanks to the difficult restoration, towering narrow pointed arched windows and a facade of pale stone. Legend says that the name of the house comes from a bell that fell from Tyn Church and was then placed on the corner of the Gothic structure in 1413. The House at the Stone Bell now showcases regular art exhibitions of contemporary visual art for the City Prague Gallery.

Old Town Square 13, Prague 1, +420-224-827-526, www.ghmp.cz

Address: Staroměstské náměstí 13, Praha 1

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