What makes the Tyrš´ House special?
Before the year 1921 the building was called ´Mnichův palác´ (Monk's Palace) and served as military armoury, which however deteriorated over a long period of time. In 1921 it was acquired by the Czechoslovak Sokol Association which created an architectural treasure from its ruins. The first stones for the construction, which continued until 1926, were collected from various memorable sites of our country and were laid down on the day of celebration of foundation of the Czechoslovak Republic, on 28. October 1923.
You will find here the oldest swimming pool in Prague
Tyrš´ House represented a place with the best amenities for sports and physical activities. There was a gym built here with two halls and a gallery, you can admire here the oldest swimming pool in Prague, with accommodation facilities in the attic. The original military court was converted into a field for lightweight athletics.
In addition to the sporting area, seven exhibition halls were also constructed for cultural and social events.
A unique opportunity to experience the views from the former sun baths
On 30. September, within the framework of the project Architecture of the First Republic in Prague, created under the aegis of Open House Praha, Tyrš´ House will open to the public with guided tours provided at every whole hour.
If the weather allows, you will be able to climb up on the roof, where there were luxurious sun baths during the First Republic. Of course, these no longer exist, but the views lost none of their beauty.