Prague Renaissance Architecture | The House at the Minute
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The House at the Minute

In the magical Old Town Square sits the lovely Renaissance pearl, The House at the Minute. Covered in ornate Sgraffito decorations depicting Greek mythology as well as references to biblical and Renaissance legends, this house is easily recognizable with such an impressive facade. The House at the Minute was built at the beginning of the 15th century as a house in the late Gothic style and was supposedly a tobacconist's shop. Sgraffito decorations were created in two phases – before 1600 and before 1615, but they were whitewashed during Baroque modifications. Their renewal took place only in the 1920s. The Kafka family lived on the second floor of the House at the Minute from 1889 till 1896; it was the childhood home of Franz.

Staroměstské náměstí (Old Town Square) 3/2, Praha 1, +420 236 002 479

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