The Old Town Hall
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The Old Town Hall

The Old Town Hall

The Grand Hotel Praha does not only offer a beautiful view of the Prague astronomical clock, but also of the Old Town Hall, the building where Prague and Czech history have been created and where, until modern times, important ceremonies and weddings take place.

The Old Town Hall comes from the 14th century and was, due to its royal privilege, the very first town hall in all of Bohemia. The town hall was originally only one building, but, during Prague's history, the administration of the Old Town expanded and, nowadays, it is composed from several buildings, interconnected in one unit.

An interesting fact is that the famous Prague architect and builder Petr Parléř participated in its construction; his name appears on the majority of important sights from the 14th century throughout Prague. He built the town hall chapel and, partially, the clock located on the south side of the town hall tower.

The entire object preserved its historical origin and, despite extensive damage by the fire, at the end of the 2nd World War it became a center of the anti-fascist rebellion. The interior also preserved the spirit of its time. The council hall, located in the western building, is especially famous for its beautiful gothic ceiling. It is used mainly for weddings and other ceremonies.

The biggest and, clearly, the most attractive is the unique view of Old Town, which one can admire from the 70 meter tall town hall tower. One can see the entirety of Old Prague, Prague Castle, Petřín, Powder Gate and, mainly, the Old Town Square - the town house is its integral part.

If you want to see any of these sights, thanks to the Grand Hotel Praha, located directly in the heart of Old Town, you have all of them at your fingertips and you will be constantly surrounded by the unbroken historical atmosphere.

 

 

 

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