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Archbishop’s palace

The Archbishop’s Palace (Arcibiskupský palác) with an impressive rococo façade has been the seat of archbishops since 1562. In 1562, Ferdinand I bought this palace for his archbishop. Originally a Renaissance building but in the 1760s this palace was given a spectacular rococo façade designed by Johann Joseph Wirch. It is only open to the public once a year, the day before Good Friday.

Location: Hradčanské náměstí 16, Hradčany
Open: Not open to the public apart from special occasions.

Archbishop’s palace

Since 1562, this architectonic jewel with rococo facade is the seat of the archbishop and primate of Bohemia. The Archbishop’s Palace is on the site of eight former burgher homes. Florian Grispek of Griesbach first had it built after 1538. He then ceded it to the monarchy, which then passed …

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