Minute House

  Staromětské nám 2/3      (+420) 221 580 611     more than a year ago
If you tear your eyes away from the Astronomical Clock on Old Town Square, you’ll notice a richly sgraffito building to your left. The Minute House, (as in small amount, not unit of time) so called because it used to be a tobacco shop, is a great example of Czech renaissance architecture with the façade’s design drawing from both biblical and mythological sources, as well as contemporary renaissance legends. The structure is more impressive for literary fans as Franz Kafka lived here with his parents from 1889 to 1896. The building is part of the Old Town Hall complex and is not open to the public.




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