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The House at the Stone Bell

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The House at the Stone Bell on the south side of the square is perhaps the most attractive building on the Old Town Square. It was probably the property of Queen Eliška Přemyslovna, the wife of King John of Luxemburg and was originally a Romanesque structure, proof of which are the 12th-century walls in the cellars.

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In the early 14th century the house was transformed into a splendid Gothic Palace with two floors, Gothic halls and two chapels. Frescoes from the early 14th century have survived to this day, and in the parts of the ground floor accessible to the public the remains of the original carved stone decoration can be seen featuring a king and queen on the throne and two armed figures

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Old Town Square

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The house gets its name from the obvious house symbol, a stone bell which protrudes out into the square from the corner of the building. Today this is a replica of the bell. It’s generally thought that the bell serves as a reminder of the events of 1310, when Queen Eliška Přemyslovna’s chaplain gave a signal to the army of King John of Luxemburg and his followers in the town to open the gates, avoiding the taking of the Old Town by force.

In 1333 Charles IV stayed at the house when he found Prague Castle completely deserted and abandoned on his return to Prague from France and Italy.

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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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Photo gallery of The House at the Stone Bell

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All about: Prague 1 Monuments
All about: Prague 2 Monuments
All about: Prague 3 Monuments
All about: Prague Castle
All about:
Royal route and the coronation of King
All about: Jewish Prague
All about: Old Town Square
All about: Petrin Hill
All about: Prague gardens and Parks

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Old Town Square

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