The Institute of Philosophy, Institute of Sociology, Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

courtyard and rooms of Institute of Art History and Center for Theoretical Studies – Archive of Jan Patočka, hallways of Institutes and the tower, Academic conference center

Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Photos: Andrea Šenkyříková, Vojtěch Florian, Přemysl Havlík

Transport: metro / tram (Národní třída)
Visiting Method: guided tours (15 people groups)
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Address: Na Perštýně 18, Praha 1-Staré Město (entrance: Na Perštýně 18 courtyard)
Year: romanesque, last classicist restoration in 19th century
Architects: unknown

The maze-like streets of the Old Town hide old historic and protected buildings which tourists just pass by without noticing. Their walls contain a haven of tranquility for research workers from various departments of humanities – philosophy, sociology, and art history. Before you go inside, do not forget to lift your eyes up to the sculpture of Sigmund Freud hanging in the air, which was made by the controversial artist David Černý and is supposed to represent deep contemplating about the possibilities of deciding… Make sure that you do not stumble over the oldest preserved corner verge post in Prague, which depicts a grimacing mascaron with puffy cheeks, a stuck-out tongue and curved horns. You will be welcome to enter the court then!