Straka's Academy - Open Day
Straka Academy and Gardens (Strakova akademie),
nábřeží Edvarda Beneše 4 ,
Praha 1 - Malá Strana, 118 01
Provided by: Úřad vlády České republiky
- 28. 9. 2017
- 10.00 - 17.00
The seat of the Czech Republic Government will be open for public.
Visitors will have a chance to see the conference hall of the government, offices of the prime minister, old and new hall for journalist and other interesting lounges.
After its completion in 1896, the Straka's Academy served as a students' hostel for sons of poorer Czech aristocratic families. In 1921, it became the seat of the Czechoslovak Students' Union and later on also of the students' club “Academic House”. Moreover, the building also became the seat of some ministries and state authorities. In 1939, the building began to be used by the government of the Protectorate and Straka's Academy underwent large-scale renovation. After World War Two, the building was dedicated for the new Czechoslovak Government and hosted until 1992 the presidiums of twenty post-war governments. Since 1 January 1993, Straka's Academy has been the seat of the Czech Republic Government.