The Desfour Palace, which can be found in Prague on Na Florenci Street, does not look like a palace at first glance, but there are literally gems of architecture in the bowels of the house. After many years of decay, they could also find a place of exposition of the Museum of the Capital. m of Prague.
The Desfour Palace, which can be found in Prague on Na Florenci Street, does not look like a palace, but literally gems of architecture are located inside the house. | Video: Tv Architect
It is a cultural monument that has been dilapidated for years. The house was built in the Teisinger Garden in the first half of the 19th century by architect Josef Kranner. It is referred to as a neoclassical residential house. It was still under construction from the businessman Albert Klein von Wiesenberg in 1847, bought by the nobleman Franz Desfours-Walderode, to whom he served as a seat and still bears his name, as the nobleman himself refers to his project. But the family did not stay here for long. The wife sold the palace after the death of the count.
At the time of its creation, it was for laughter. Today, the whole world admires the building in the center of Prague:
An unfortunate fate awaited the palace in the 1980s, when the west wing of the palace was demolished due to the construction of Red Law printers, which had been located here for years. The building has been empty and neglected since the 1990s. In 1995, the palace was transferred to the ownership of the capital city of Prague.
The house stands out especially for its interior decoration, which is decorated with painter Karel Nacovský and sculptor and plasterer Ferdinand Pischelt. The staircase with mosaic floor is also impressive.
The Museum of the Capital City of Prague will take care of the new building. m of Prague. He has been striving for the building for 11 years. The plans include 19th and 20th century exhibits, as well as a café, shops and other necessary facilities. If all goes according to plan, in seven years the entire seat of the Museum will be moved to the palace.