U TRI PSTROSU
Drazickeho nam. 12 , Praha 1 - Mala Strana
Description: The house "U tri pstrosu" (At the Three Ostriches) stands by the Charles Bridge, the stone bridge, one of the jewels of Gothic architecture, built by Charles IV. The original house stood on the pier of the earlier Judith Bridge, which was swept away by a flood. During the time of the Hussite upheaval it was burnt down, and then rebuilt by Jan Fuchs, a supplier of ostrich feathers, who had the front wall of his house decorated with ostriches. However, legend says that during the rule of Charles IV a foreign delegation which was carying three ostriches as a present for the Emperor spent a night in the house. These three ostriches became the symbols of the house in the centruies that followed. It was the first coffee house in Bohemia, selling coffee brought by the Greek, Deodastus Damascenus. The house has changed ownership many times, but it has always had one purpose - to be a hospitable place for everyone who visits. Nowdays, it offers 14 rooms and 4 apartments and wide range of servic
This is one of the most picturesque area of Prague. If you decide to stay here, you will be in the historical heart of town, but in a quieter part then on the other side of the river (only the Mostecka and Karmelitska streets are a bit noisy). This area is full of small narrow streets, lovely houses, gardens and cafe bars.
Services: restaurant, café, AMEX-VISA-EC/MC,
Room Equipment: mini-bar,
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