Kaiserstein Palace - Hall of Ema Destin

Malostranské náměstí 23, Praha 1


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Address:Malostranské náměstí 23, Praha 1
Winter heating:Yes
Wheelchair access:Yes

The Kaiserstein Palace is a popular venue for organising classical concerts with unforgettable amosphere.

The famous opera singer Ema Destinn lived in Kaiserstein Palace and the music hall named after her hosts chamber concerts of classical music.
Two Renaissance houses were merged and rebuilt in 1714 into today´s palace. Under construction proposal is signed famous architect Giovanni Battista Alliprandi and construction was carried out by the workshop of Kilian Ignac Dientzenhofer. The first owner of the Palace was Frantisek Helfried, Baron of Kaiserstein and a military commander of Prague. In the 19th century the edifice belonged to marshall Radecky, who is considered one of the greatest generals of his time. Later owner, a hotelier Vaclav Petzold established a restaurant here. His wife, an opera singer Marie Sittova was the first "bartered bride" in the famous opera by Bedrich Smetana. Another famous personality who lived in the palace is French geologist and paleontologist Joachim Barrande. However, the palace is mostly associated with the name of Ema Destinnova who lived here in the years 1908 - 1911 and in whose honor is named the main hall.

* Walking distance from Prague Ticket Office - Via Musica shop on Old Town Square:
30 min

* Accessibility by public transport:
trams 12, 20, 22 - stop Malostranske namesti

* Nearest car parking:
Malostranske Square (upper part)


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We offer group discounts

Are you a group of 10+ people? Do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to negotiate the best price for you. Simply choose the event and we will take care of the rest.

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