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House "At the Golden Lion" / Dum "U Zlatého lva" - Pohorelec (Prague)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 50° 05.260 E 014° 23.342
33U E 456293 N 5548556
Quick Description: Pictoresque house "At the Golden Lion" (Dum "U Zlatého lva"), in the core Gothic structure from the 14th century, serves after Baroque reshaping in 1773 as Roman catholic Strahov parish office (Strahovská fara).
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/25/2015 6:15:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMNJVB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
Views: 15

Long Description:

Pictoresque house "At the Golden Lion" (Dum "U Zlatého lva"), in the core Gothic structure from the 14th century, serves after Baroque reshaping in 1773 as Roman catholic Strahov parish office (Strahovská fara).

This Gothic townhouse, recorded as a possesion of adjacent Strahov Premonstrate Abbey from 1382, was rebuilt in Renaissance period (15th century) and then finally in Baroque style. Since 1773 the Strahov parish was located there, later it became an inn with stables. Today it again serves to the original parish purpose. Its façade is decorated by Strahov Abbey CoA and by a sign, which gave to it the name: fresco of Our Lady with infant Jesus above the sitting golden lion.

Earliest Recorded Date of Construction: 1/1/1382

Additional Dates of Construction:
- Gothic core - Renaissance reshaping during the 16th century - ca 1773 Baroque reconstruction


Architectural Period/Style: Gothic core, Renaissance arcade, Baroque facade and extarior

Architect (if known): unknown

Landscape Designer (if known): unknown

Type of Building e.g. Country House, Stately Home, Manor:
- townhouse in a possesion of adjacent Strahov Convent, serves as parish office


Interesting Historical Facts or Connections:
House is from 1382 in a possesion of adjacent Strahov Premonstrate Abbey.


Listed Building Status (if applicable): Kulturní památka / Cultural monument

Main Material of Construction: stone, bricks

Private/Public Access: free access (exterior)

Admission Fee (if applicable): 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Related Website: [Web Link]

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Opening Hours (if applicable): Not listed

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