Dominating the Hraddany, it is the largest baroque palace constructed between the year 1669 to 1720. This 150-metre-long palace was restored to its original design in 1918. During World War II, the palace was the seat of the Reich Protector. Jan Masaryk, Minister of Foreign Affairs and son of T. G. Masaryk, lived and worked in the Cernin Palace, but one day in 1948, the year of the Communist coup, he was found dead under his window. The cause of his death is still a mystery. The palace is situated close to the Loreto. Today Cernin Palace is home to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.