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House at the Stone Bell – basic information

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Legends, interesting facts and unique archeologic discoveries. All of that and many more attractions are to be found behind the walls of the House At the Stone Bell in Staroměstské náměstí. Let´s explo

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re the circumstances due to which St.Ludmila or Elisabeth of Premyslide and her son Charles IV were staying here.

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The legend House at the Stone Bell
This house was originally built as a residence for wealthy townsmen. However, in the 14th century it also became occasional residence of the leading state representatives. Adolf Wenig refers to this house in one part of his book Staré pověsti pražské (Old Prague Legends) . Based on the legends, St. Ludmila, grandmother of St. Wenceslas, was said to have lived here, too. She was supposed to be staying here after her return to Prague from the tower Tetín. Based on the legend a chapel was situated in the basement where a priest performed secret prayers for St. Ludmila under the reign of the Princess Drahomíra when the Christians were persecuted for their faith.

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The stone bell House at the Stone Bell
The name of the house was derived from a bell whose replica is still to be found on the house corner. The house was meant to commemorate the rebellion and triumphal battle with the pagans which its sound had called upon. According to some other historians it was related to the historical events of 1310. Padre Berenger, the priest of Elisabeth of Premyslide, is said to have given a signal with the bell to John of Luxembourg. It meant that the sovereign with his troops were allowed to come for Elisabeth of Premyslide and non-violently occupy the Old Town. Based on the records of the Zbraslavská Chronicle the later Emperor Charles IV, the son of Elisabeth of Premyslide, was staying in the house in 1333.

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Surprising discovery
Underneath the layer of the Baroque facade richly profiled and plastically decorated windows and niches with profiled carrier ribs were discovered into which statues had been inserted in the past. Also several original statues were reconstructed – two figures sitting on the thrones and a standing knight.

Basement of the house
As already mentioned there are underground spaces to be found below the house which used to serve for secret services (prayers). At present there is a small lapidary in place of the chapel with extant gorgeous architectonical and graphic fragments from the original medieval construction.

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Address:
Staroměstské náměstí 13
Dům U Kamenného zvonu (House At the Stone Bell)
110 00 Praha 1

GPS: 50°5’16.08″N, 14°25’18.12″E

Seightseeing
Duration of the seightseeing depends on the exhibition type.

Optimal seightseeing duration = approx. 70 min.

Opening times:
Tue – Sun: 10 am – 8 pm (during exhibitions)
Mon: Closed

Entrance fees
Depending on the type of the exhibition held
Full: 100 – 120 Kč
Reduced: 50 – 60 Kč

Connection:
Metro – line A, B – Můstek station – then follow the street Na Můstku, further Melantrichova
Tram: 3, 9, 14, 24, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 58 – Václavské náměstí – turn left, walk downhill the Václavské náměstí, then along the street Na Můstku, then Melantrichova street
Tram: 17, 18, 53 Staroměstská (then follow the street Kaprova)
Metro: A – Staroměstská (then follow the street Kaprova)

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