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Schebek Palace became the first seat of the Czech National Bank after 28 October 1918 foundation of the independent Czechoslovakia. It is situated at then Bredovska street (nowadays the street is known as Politických vězňů). Since 1980, the palace had already served for banking purposes serving to a branch of the Austro-Hungarian bank in Prague.

The plot on the site, where Schebek Palace is situated, was built upon already in the 14th century during the reign of King Charles IV. It gained its current neo-renaissance appearance at the end of 19 century. The former owner of the plot, baron Schebek had a representative palace built there. The rich railway businessman chose one of the most significant Prague architects of the period, Ignac Ullman to build the palace.

The palace captures attention of its visitors namely by its monumental front and by the marble staircase, which leads to the second floor, where the main representative rooms are situated. Apart from the Main Banquet Hall, the most significant room is so called Lunette Hall. The author of the paintings and decorations is Victor Barvitius, which in the form of ten lunettes depicted a romantic story of owner´s grandparents.

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