Location and History of Residence Thunovská

Location

The Residence is located in the historical centre of Prague. We are directly across from the steps to the castle and in the heart of Malà Strana. This is arguably the most charming and picturesque part of Prague. There are less tourists than in Old Town and there are a bounty of sights and places to explore nearby.

We are literally a few minutes walk from Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, the original Royal Route of Kings, Wallesntein Gardens, Kampa Island, Petrìn park and many other attractions. Of course, Old Town is a short walk from here too.

We also have great access to public transportation. The nearest tram stop is Malostranskè nàmestì (2 min walk) and the nearest metro station is Malostranskà (10 min walk).


Sights and Approx. Walking Times from Thunovskà

1 min walk to St. Nicholas Church
3 min walk to Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Wallenstein Garden, Vrtbovska Gardens
5 min walk to Kampa Island
10 min walk to Strahov Monastery and Petrìn park
15 min walk to Jewish Quarter
15 min walk to Old Town Square


Directions from the Airport

First buy a 32 Kc ticket for each passenger.

From the airport take the bus 119. This is the main airport bus. Put the ticket in the little yellow machine on the bus to stamp the time. Take the bus to the last stop, Nàdražì Veleslavìn.

Go down into the metro and take any train that is on your right. Take this to Malostranskà. Then go all the way upstairs and exit to your left. Go to the street and take the tram 12, 20 or 22 going to your right. Take this one stop to Malostranskè nàmestì.

When you get off the tram, walk up through the parking lot and follow the bordering street, Nerudova, up a short ways and turn right on the second street, Zàmecka. At the top of this short street turn left. Residence Thunovskà is on the left. The address is Thunovskà 19 (the blue sign).


Directions from the Main Station (Hlavnì Nàdražì)

First buy a 32 Kc ticket for each passenger.

The doors from the station open into a small park. Turn right and walk all the way through the park. At the end of the park you will find a tram stop. You will need tram 9 going to your left (the other side of the road).

Take the 9 to the stop Ujezd. This is the first stop after you cross the river. Then take tram 22 two stops to Malostranskè nàmestì.

When you get off the tram, go across the tram tracks and walk up through the parking lot and follow the bordering street, Nerudova, up a short ways and turn right on the second street, Zàmecka. At the top of this short street turn left. Residence Thunovskà is on the left. The address is Thunovskà 19 (the blue sign).


Directions from Florenc Bus Station

First buy a 32 Kc ticket for each passenger.

From the bus station go into the metro station and take the metro B to Nàrodnì trìda. Exit the metro and go all the way up. At the top of the escalators turn left and walk to the street. Take tram 22 going in the direction to your right. Take this to the stop Malostranskè nàmestì.

When you get off the tram, go across the tram tracks and walk up through the parking lot and follow the bordering street, Nerudova, up a short ways and turn right on the second street, Zàmecka. At the top of this short street turn left. Residence Thunovskà is on the left. The address is Thunovskà 19 (the blue sign).


Driving and Parking

Parking is restricted in our area because we are in the historical city centre. But we know of a few options that will help you. It's best to arrive directly to the residence and check in first. You can park on our street for a few minutes and we can discuss the details of parking.

- We cooperate with another hotel nearby which has underground parking. It's a 3 minute walk from our residence. We can try to make a reservation there for you in advance but space is very limited. The price is approximately 30 EUR/day.

- There is a larger garage across the river near the Rudolfinum concert hall. It's an easy walk from the residence. It's not possible to make a reservation but they almost always have a place. The price is approximately 22 EUR/day.

- There is cheaper garage is in the next district about 3 km south of the residence. This is about 25 minutes walk or 10 minutes by tram from our residence. It's about 12 EUR/day.

- You can park on the street for free in Prague 5, the district south of us. We can show you on the map when you arrive. Many guests have used this option without any problem. It's about 20 minutes walk or 10 minutes by tram.


History

Our reconstructed residential Renaissance building was built in 1527 and parts of the cellar date to the 14th century. After the great fire of 1541, which engulfed and destroyed almost all of the Malà Strana, the building was reconstructed by the Mayor's family.

The Dutch painter Bartholomeus Spranger, who was an esteemed painter of Rudolf II's royal court, married into the mayoral family in 1570 and became owner of the building. In the following years he painted the facade of the house with beautiful frescos. Restored fragments of these frescos can still be admired today.

In 1617, Lorenc Maiderle of Mansperck, an imperial tax collector, bought the "Spranger" building and two adjacent, neighbouring buildings. In 1626, he connected these three houses into one building, which is how our residence stands today.

In 1645 the emperor Ferdinand III offered protection of the building, as a thanks for the fidelity during the war. No military was allowed to stay in any of the Mayor's properties. The other imperial's award was an exemption from taxation. To show this protection the Mayor family was allowed to hang a flag with the empirè s eagle and paint his insignia on the building.