When you face the portal of St Bartholomew’s Cathedral, you’ll see a jewel of Renaissance architecture to your left – Pilsen Town Hall, designed by Italian architect Giovanni de Statia and built in 1558. The building is decorated with sgrafitto depicting the heads of the Bohemian estates and Pilsen’s coat of arms.
Don’t be afraid to go in and see the “Maßhaus”, the entrance hall of Pilsen Town Hall. You’ll find a model of the city’s historical centre in the back room. As you make your way there, note the hooks and rings on the ceiling which were once used to hang halberds and fire-fighting equipment.