Prague Castle – Where you can see the President

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We would like to show you places where you could possibly meet the President of the Czech Republic, Mr. Miloš Zeman. I believe that everyone already questioned themselves on their walk across the Prague Castle, where the President actually lives. Would you also like to look in the windows of his office? Well, if yes, let’s talk about Miloš Zeman.

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Where does Miloš Zeman live? Lumbe’s house
If you think the Presidential Residence in Royal Gardens, you are wrong. The house occupied by the President of the Czech Republic is Lumbe’s villa situated above the northern entrance to the Upper Stag Moat.

History of the presidential residence
A pheasantry and other farm buildings
were in this land during the reign of the Emperor Rudolf II. In 1852 it was purchased by a Prague surgeon Karel Lumbe who had a beautiful Empire villa built in here. In the early 20th century it was occupied by the painter Miloš Jiránek. In 1925 the villa and surrounding lands were bought by the Office of the President from Lumbe’s heirs and they were kept by the Prague Castle Administration. Unfortunately, no investments went into any repair works of the house and, as it happens, the ravages of time did their part. The house started to decay and was even prepared for demolition. However, in 1993 proposals for reconstruction saw the light. The whole action was sped up in 2004 when Klaus family chose the villa in U Brusnice street as their home. The repair works were very expensive also due to implemented safety measures. The total cost of the reconstruction of the house for the presidential couple reached fifty-two million Czech crowns.

Flag of the President of the Republic at Prague Castle Where can you see the President?
While wandering around the Prague Castle, it is a complete waste of time to peer at passers-by thinking that you could catch a sight of Miloš Zeman out there. The head of the state moves underground. The underground corridors were built by the architect Plecnik and they are important mainly for the President’s safety since they can prevent unpleasant encounter with general public and possible attacks. Well, let’s get to rooms where Mr Zeman works and acts as the head of the state.

The Reception Room
One of the rooms where you could see the President, well, if you were a prominent statesman, is the Reception Room. This hall was originally used as a dining room but today it serves for ceremonial occasions. It is furnished in Classicist style. And it is here where the President Miloš Zeman receives honoured rescuers or regional Governor or the leaving government.

The Habsburg drawing-room the Habsburg - drawing-room
Habsburg drawing-room is the only room that has kept its appearance from the late 18th century. Today it looks exactly the same as when Maria Theresa of Austria was walking around. Walls of the room are decorated with paintings of her husband Francis, her son, the Emperor Josef II, but there are also portraits of her daughters and sons  in law and her grandchildren. This drawing-room is a place where presidents  meets and negotiates with his counterparts.

Luxury Impluvium
The room where the President meets journalists is the Prague Castle Impluvium, i.e. it is a sort of a majestic vestibule. The floor is made of glazed granite and in the centre of the room, there is a granite bowl with a fountain. Mr Klaus’ s office door is constantly patrolled by castle guards.

Personal meeting with the President President Vaclav Klaus before the Prague Castle
However,
if you are a prominent guest of the President and you have been invited to a ceremonial lunch, you will definitely be seated in the Golden Drawing-room whose walls are covered with leaves of gold. If you have been invited into the Office of the President, your journey will lead through the Green Drawing-room. It used to be one of former rooms of the apartment of the first of Czechoslovakia president T.G.Masaryk. Notice wooden columns at the windows and bulky green curtains as well as the colour of the walls thanks to which the drawing-room got its name. Here we shall finish the tour of rooms where you can meet the President if you have been personally invited.

Summer residence
We will also visit the Baroque chateau Lany, the official summer residence of presidents of the Czech Republic which is not open to the public. Still, if you really want to have a look at this place, you can visit the Chateau park which is open at weekends and public holidays during the summer season and on the day of birth and death of the first president of the Czech Republic, T. G. Masaryk, i.e. on 7 March and 14 September. Since 1920 the chateau has been the summer residence of presidents of our country.

Prague Castle (small)

Adress:
Prague Castle (Pražský hrad)
119 08 Prague 1 (119 08 Praha 1)

GPS: 50°5′23.591″N, 14°23′59.79″E

Public transport:
tram: number 22- stop Pražský hrad (Prague astle)

subway station , underground stop  –  Line A – Malostranská next tram 22 to stop Prague Castle

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LIST OF ARTICLES ABOUT PRAGUE CASTLE:

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X.   Prague Castle – Introduction to the history
X1. Prague Castle – I. Courtyard and Entrance Gate (I. nádvoří)
X2. Prague Castle – II. Courtyard (II. nádvoří)
X3. Prague Castle – III. Courtyard (III. nádvoří)
X4. Prague Castle – Picture Gallery (Galerie Pražského hradu)
X5. St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála sv. Víta)
X6. Old Royal Palace (Starý královský palác)
X7. St. George´s Basilica (bazilika sv. Jiří)
X8. Prague Castle – Convent of St. George (Klášter sv. Jiří)
X9. Rosenberg Palace – Institute of noblewomen(Rožmberský palác – Ústav šlechtičen)
X10.Powder Tower -  Mihulka (Prašná věž – Mihulka)
X11.Daliborka tower (Věž Daliborka)
X12.The Golden Lane (Zlatá ulička)
X13.The Highest Burgraviate (Nejvyšší purkrabství)
X14.Gardens of Prague Castle (Zahrady Pražského hradu)
X15.Prague Castle – Riding School (Jízdárna Pražského hradu)
X16.Ball Game Hall (Míčovna)
X17.Summer Royal Palace (Letohrádek)
X18.Former Prezident´s House (bývalý prezidentský domek)
X19.Prague Castle – the Castle Guard (Hradní stráž)
X20. Stag Moat (Jelení příkop)
X22. Production gardens (Produkční zahrady)

Prague Castle is an unmissable part of any visit to the Czech capital
Prague Castle – Revealed Secret
Where you can see the President
Summary of important information on a tour of Prague Castle

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Former Presidential House Prague Castle ( Prezidentská vila ): 50.092524, 14.399900
Prague Castle - III. Courtyard: 50.090067, 14.400222
Prague Castle - Convent of St. George: 50.091223, 14.402518
Palácové zahrady pod Pražským hradem: 50.090632, 14.405703
Produkční zahrady Pražského hradu: 50.092751, 14.395909
Jelení příkop Pražského hradu : 50.091594, 14.399963

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