Nerudova Street

Morzin Palace (Morzinsky palac)

Nerudova Street

The supreme Baroque Morzin Palace was built on the site of four Renaissance buildings. Construction took place from 1713 to 1714 according to designs drawn up by Jan Blazej Santini-Aichl. Most of its sculptural adornments are the work of Ferdinand Maxmilian Brokoff. The portals end with allegories of Day and Night, and allegories of the four seasons stand above the altar.

Thun (Kolowrat) Palace (Thunovsky (Kolowratsky) palac)

Giovanni Antonio Lurago and Bartolommeo Scotti had Thun (Kolowrat) Palace built in 1716 – 1721 according to plans drawn up by Jan Blazej Santini-Aichl. The sculptural ornamentation of the main portal consists of the Kolowrat eagles and representations of Jupiter with an eagle and Juno with a peacock; this is the work of Matthias Bernard Braun.

Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour and St. Cajetan (Kostel P. Marie Ustavicne pomoci a sv. Kajetena)

The Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour and St. Cajetan was erected in 1691 – 1717 on the site of what were then the Lesser Town fortifications for the Theatins monastery. Jean Baptiste Mathey drafted the project.

One of the world's greatest architects at the time, Guarino Guarini, designed the Church of Our Lady of Oettingen, (kostel P. Marie Oettingenske) for Prague's Theatins. It is likely that this project was intended to stand on the site of The Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. However, it was never built and the plans were only published in a publication entitled Disegni di Architettura civile after the architect's death in 1686. Nevertheless, it influenced the onset of Czech dynamic Baroque.

House Emblems (Domovni znameni)

Emblem of the house At the Two Suns (U dvou sluncu)

House emblems originated in European cities in the Middle Ages partly for the purpose of providing orientation and partly as a means of naming houses and representing their owners. They also had protective and votive functions, and some served to specify their owners' trade or craft.

The oldest of Prague's house emblems come from the second half of the 14th century. In the 15th century they were common in the city's squares and main streets. Their practical function ended with a court decree of 1770, when the numbering of buildings began in Prague. For a long time, however, preference for the emblems negated their official discontinuation.

To this day the following emblems remain preserved on the facades of buildings on Nerudova Street:

5 256 At the Black Stag (U moureninu)
6 207 At the Red Eagle (U cerveneho orla)
11 253 At the Red Ram (U cerveneho beranka)
12 210 At the Three Fiddles (U tri houslicek)
15 249 At the Golden Crown (U zlate koruny)
16 212 At the Golden Cup (U zlate cise)
23 245 At the White Pigeon (U bile holubice)
18 213 Of St. John of Nepomuk (U sv. Jana Nepomuckeho)
27 243 At the Golden Key (U zlateho klice)
28 217 At the Golden Wheel (U zlateho kola)
34 220 At the Golden Horseshoe (U zlate podkovy)
35 239 Of the White Angel (U bileho andela)
39 237 At the White Beet (U bile repy)
40 223 At the Prison of St. John (U zalare sv. Jana)
41 236 At the Red Lion (U cerveneho lva)
42 224 At the Three Steps (U tri stupnu)
43 235 At the Green Lobster (U zeleneho raka)
47 233 At the Two Suns (U dvou sluncu)
49 232 At the White Swan (U bile labute)
51 231 At the Green Stag (U zeleneho jelinka)

Historical pharmacies (Historicke lekarny)

Lesser Town Pharmacy (Malostranska lekarna)

The House at the Golden Lion (dum U zlateho lva, Nerudova 32) is a late Gothic building that has been reconstructed in the Renaissance, Baroque and Classicist styles. It houses the Dittrich Pharmacy (Dittrichova lekarna), which is home to the National Museum's exhibition of historical pharmacies from the Renaissance through to the 19th century.

From October to March the exhibition is open to the public on Tuesday through to Friday, when viewing hours are from 11:00 to 17:00. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays during these months it is open from 10:00 to 17:00. From April to September, from Tuesday to Friday, viewing hours are from 12:00 to 18:00, while on Saturday, Sunday and holidays the exhibition is open from 10:00 to 18:00.

Prague Castle Ramp (Rampa Prazskeho hradu)

View of the Prague Castle Ramp

Since 1922 a bronze statue called Toileta (Eca) has stood in a niche of the ramp to Prague Castle. Jan Stursa, the most important personality of 20th century Czech sculpture, made the statue in 1908.

An early Baroque column with a statue called Piety stands close to where the pilgrimage Chapel of Our Lady of Einsiedelen used to be. The column dates back to the second half of the 17th century. Cenka Vosmik's replica of Ottavio Mosto's original statue of St. Wenceslas stands across from it on a Baroque plinth from around 1700. The copy was made in 1906. At the end of the ramp, above the Castle Steps, there is a statue of St. Phillip Neri, made by Ferdinand Maxmilian Brokoff and Josef Brokoff in 1715.

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