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Morzin Palace

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Type  Palace
Completed  1714
Opened  1714
Construction started  1713
Architectural style  Prague High Baroque
Floor count  2
Floors  2
Architect  Jan Santini Aichel
Morzin Palace

Location  District of Malá Strana
Address  Nerudova 256/5, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana, Czechia
Similar  Palacio Buquoy, Ledebourský palác, Furstenberg Palace, Grand Prior's Palace, Kolovratský palác

Morzin Palace (Czech: Morzinský palác, German: Palais Morzin) is a baroque palace in Malá Strana, Prague, named after the Morzin family for whom it was built.

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History

The previous town houses on the site were sold by Maximilian von Wallenstein to the Morzin family in 1668. In 1713 Václav Morzin (1676-1737) commissioned Jan Blažej Santini-Aichel to create one palace on the site, and building work was completed the following year. It remained in the Morzin family until 1881.

Embassy of Romania

The Embassy of Romania in Prague is currently located at Morzin Palace, opposite the Italian Embassy. Its facade features two columns in the shape of chained Moors, a pun on the name of the building.

References

Morzin Palace Wikipedia