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"House "U minuti"" Franz Kafka's Prague Tip by Raimix

Franz Kafka's Prague, Prague: 36 reviews and 52 photos


Minute house (U minuti) is one of Renaissance buildings here, well preserved example. The façade is full of sgraffito decorations that present such famous Habsburg family personalities as Philip II of Spain, Rudolph II, Maxmilian II. House was built as gothic in 15th century, later reconstructed (16th century) into Renaissance forms.

House is famous for one of its former resident – Franc Kafka. He lived here from 1889 – 1896.

This popular tourist spot has interesting name “Minute house”. It is actually nothing associated with short time. Actually it came from words “at the diminutive”, as tobacco at this house was sold at very little pieces.

Directions: Old Town Square.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 31, 2010
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