Jan Neruda’s house
The Renaissance building known as the House U Dvou slunců (At the Two Suns) has undergone several transformations since its construction. The most notable transformation occurred in the second half of the 17th century when it was redesigned in the Baroque style. As a result, the house acquired a pair of volute-shaped gables, which became an integral part of the stylistically unified appearance of Nerudova Street. It was in this very house that Jan Neruda, a famous Czech poet and writer, lived for several years. The Lesser Town (Malá Strana) influenced his work and left its mark, for example, in his Tales of the Little Quarter. His residence here is commemorated by an extensive memorial plaque on the left side of the facade. Directly below it, above the preserved Renaissance portal, is a house sign featuring two suns. These are meant to symbolize that the current building is actually a combination of two older structures.