Prague Castle – Riding Hall
The Riding Hall, the largest Baroque building at Prague Castle, was erected in the north part of the Castle grounds in the late 17th century. On its facade, facing the street U Prasneho mostu, are stucco relief’s, which reveal the original purpose of the building. The Emperor Leopold I had the covered riding school built with its long arcade balcony facing out onto the summer riding school. From the balcony, visitors watched equestrian events held in the open air. Today, the wide open space and entrance into the open gardens, make this a perfect location for a Prague castle meeting or exhibition.
Today Baroque gardens are situated next to the Riding School on land over the garage with the fleet of the President’s cars. The gardens are separated from the street by the long narrow wing of the picture gallery. The whole complex of buildings and gardens forms a surpassingly quiet spot and since the mid-20th century, the Riding School has been an exhibition venue. The area around the Hall features a newly landscaped garden, offering new and unusual views of St Vitus Cathedral and part of the Castle’s northern fortifications. The two sculptures located on the facade are reminiscent of that period. On the other hand, today, the Emperor’s imperial eagle is missing, it was removed after the establishment of independent Czechoslovakia.
Capacity in banquet style is 600 guests, but there is a huge front garden area which can be combined for additional seating, stage, and dance floor. All doors open from the inside area, to garden which allows plenty of light and fresh air into you Prague castle meeting. Prague Eventery
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- Directly located within the Prague Castle grounds
- 600 guests banquet style
- Large front garden can be used