On May 8, the Czechs celebrate Victory Day, or Den vítězství as it is known in Czech, to commemorate the end of World War II in Europe. Several public facilities will open their doors to the general public for free:
The Czech government invites you to visit the interiors of the Hrzánský palác. From 1894 to 1896 there lived the future first president of Czechoslovakia Tomas Garrigue Masaryk. Today the building serves presentation purposes – here the Czech Premier welcomes important guests.
The palace will be open from 10:00 to 18:00. The tour will last about 40 minutes (the last one will start at 17:00).
Address: Loretánská 177/9, Praha 1
Chamber of Deputies
The Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament (Poslanecká sněmovna) will also open its doors to visitors. During the hour-long visit, guests will be able to see the main meeting room, conference rooms of various committees and other facilities.
Opening hours are from 09:00 to 16:00.
Address: Thunovský palác, Sněmovní 4, Prague 1
Senate of the Czech Republic
The Senate offers to inspect its main building – the Waldstein Palace (Valdštejnské náměstí 17/4, Malá Strana) and the Kolovratský palác (Nerudova 193/III, Malá Strana), where the Government of Czechoslovakia was informed in 1938 of the signing of the Munich Agreement.
Both facilities will be open from 09:00 to 16:00.
The Ministry of Labor of the Czech Republic
Tomorrow you will have a unique opportunity to visit the historical office building that is usually closed to the public. Guests will be met personally by Minister of Labor Marian Jurecka. The guided tour will last 30 minutes. Participants are required to carry identification.
Opening hours are from 09:00 till 15:30.
Address: Na Poříčním právu 1, Prague 2 – Nové Město