Archbishop's Palace in Prague
You most definitely should not miss the Baroque palace with a beautifully decorated gable in Hradčany Square. It stands right next to Prague Castle, the historic residence of Czech Kings. It is the traditional seat of Prague Archbishops, heads of the Czech Catholic Church, often later appointed as Cardinals by the Pope. Just a few steps from St. Vitus Cathedral, you can admire the architecture that has remained almost unchanged since the 17th century. Although its interiors are not open to the public, the building itself is definitely worth seeing.
This place became the residence of Czech Archbishops many centuries ago, but the Baroque
palace was built at the end of the 17th
century, when the best Italian architects were invited to Prague
. They made the palace stand out among Prague’s Early Baroque buildings
. This conversion gave the Archbishops’ residence today’s appearance, with a marble balcony in the middle of the facade.
Another renovation took place a century later, this time in the Rococo style. The unique Rococo interiors of the halls and drawing rooms
have been preserved to the present day, with beautiful fabric wall coverings that have recently been restored.
The palace is not open to the public
, as it still serves its original purpose and there are no tours for visitors.