Czech Republic, Archbishop’s Palace in Prague
On Hradčany Square in Prague, perpendicular to the Prague Castle, is a three-story palace built in a magnificent baroque style, called the Archbishopric. A beautiful light building with an impressive balcony right above the entrance and a number of curly windows on the top floor was erected in the XVI century, though not from scratch. Until 1538, on a small patch of land, which is now occupied by the Archbishop’s Palace, huddled immediately 8 houses belonging to philistines and merchants.
Once they were demolished and built a residence for Florian Grispek – the favorite of Emperor Ferdinand I. However, the favorite of the ruling person for some reason did not get along. After only a few decades, the building becomes the property of Archbishop Antoninus Bruce and has since become his permanent residence, as well as the official residence of all the archbishops of the Czech capital.
The palace was repeatedly subjected to perestroika. Its modern appearance was found in the late 18th century. At the same time, all internal interiors were altered. On the first floor, the Throne Room was created, where all official events were held. Its walls still adorn numerous portraits of all Prague archbishops, they can be used to study the history of both Prague and the church.
The third floor, too, transformed beyond recognition. There was a whole suite of rooms decorated in French style and decorated with magnificent lamps, luxurious chandeliers, priceless tapestries, beautiful panels, antique lacquered furniture.
In the adjoining courtyard of the courtyard is not allowed, but it can be seen from the gardens “On the Tower”.