Yesterday we posted about L’Opera Barocca and we mentioned Hotel Clementin. Within minutes of the post appearing we were getting emails if we could share more about the hotel so here we moved our editorial calendar around and voilà!
What makes this unique property so fascinating is that it goes all the way back to the mid 1300s. But more interesting than that is the front facade of the hotel is a mere 10.7 feet wide.
Seriously, the minimum width of the house (3.28 m), makes this property the narrowest preserved house in Prague. The oldest part of the house is a Gothic cellar with a very unusual and massive wall, where also a part of a stony, certainly Medieval vault which has remained excellently preserved. Until 1433, the house was part of the neighbouring house, No.175.
Known as house No. 176/4 the actual structure is a biaxial three-story home set on the crooked Seminářská street. The current look of both the exterior and interior are a result of modern modifications of late classicist facade. Later dated Renaissance construction corresponds with an overlapping floor over the ground floor. It’s believed that in the late 17th Century or the early part of the 18th Century, the house became completely independent. It was at that time that it was also given a third floor.
The entry into the house is framed by the sand-stone Baroque ribbon portal with a transom light.
Nearby Karlova Street used to be the connecting road to Křížovnícke square. It was originally called Svatoklimentská, then it was renamed to Zlatnická (Goldsmith street), then Ševcovská (Shoemaker street) and also Nožířská (Cutler street). History of this street exists all the way back to the 12th Century.
When you enter the hotel lobby, you will be immediately taken by the narrowness of it.
With its width of only 11 ft, the Clementin Old Town Hotel is the narrowest preserved house in Prague. Its origins date back to the year 1360.
All of its elegantly furnished rooms are air-conditioned and come equipped with a satellite TV and a tea and coffee maker. An internet station is available for free in the lobby.
The hotel has a small cafe in which breakfast is served for guests. There is also a charming terrace on the narrow Seminarska street.
Close to virtually everything, the heart of Prague 1 is a good choice when you are in town for a night at L’Opera Barocca or Prague Carnival.
Just make sure to reserve early, and we mean real early since this tiny hotel only has 9 rooms.
Hotel Clementin is not only tiny on the outside, it’s 9 rooms ensure it’s booked solid most of the time so make your reservations early. We always book via this site.
In the map below you can see how close they are to the Clam-Gallas Palace, which is one of the most important palaces in Prague as we mentioned in our previous post. To remind you, this elegant Palace was once a very significant cultural center, where concerts and theater performances took place, hosting many famous persons such as Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. The Palace is one of the oldest and most beautiful ones in the Old Town and many tourists are fascinated by its beautiful facade with stuccos of saints.
Walking distance to the hotel you will also find the Klementinum which is an enormous complex of buildings, the second largest in all of Prague. (Prague Castle being the first.)
The very charming Hotel Clementin…
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