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You could easily overlook this villa. But if you take the time and head to Prague 6 – Bubeneč, you will be pleasantly surprised. This inconspicuous little villa in Pelléova Street is a hidden luxury treasure.

The Czech literature hiden in the Little Villa in Bubeneč

Mgr. Jana Höger
14.Sep 2017
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Little Villa

How it all began

The story of the building itself starts in the first third of the 20th Century. It is a residential building with a garden by an unknown architect, expensively reconstructed by Tomáš Šantavý. In 2006, the National Literature Memorial (Památník Národního Písemnictví - PNP) acquired the building, and moved the offices of its collection presentation and digitalisation office to the site (1st floor).

The other parts of the building serve to organise various social and cultural events. The main objective is to organise lectures, exhibitions and programs concerning current topics from the world of literature. The discussions involve the actual authors, and the debates concern writers themselves. It is a genuine paradise for those who consider literature to be luxury on paper. Will you be tempted? 

The study of Ladislav Mňaček
Little Villa

Ladislav Mňaček’s luxurious study

The ground floor is dedicated to the most striking of Czechoslovak authors and journalists, who actively participated in the Communist revolution in 1948 as a reporter. Yet in the 1950s he became a critic and had to emigrate. He returned to the Czechoslovakia only after 1989. Readers gained awareness of his work with the books Smrt si říká Engelchen, Jak chutná noc and Opožděné reportáže.

The small villa is easily accessible via metro, bus or tram, and offers visitors a glimpse of the luxurious depository and a stroll through the adjacent garden, relaxation in a quiet and green corner. So come on by!

Historická vila na prodej, Praha 5 - 471m
Historická vila na prodej, Praha 5 - 471m, Praha 5

PNP in brief

The National Literature Memorial serves as a museum and was established as a workplace for scientific research. Its aim is to collect, acquire, preserve, register and scientifically process collections of a museum character, specifically a collection of documents on the development of literature and literary culture in the Bohemian lands. The PNP also includes Letohrádek Hvězda, Petschke Villa, where the future headquarters of the PNP will be located, the Central Depository in Litoměřice and the luxurious Small Villa mentioned above.

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Památník národního písemnictví
Pelléova 20/70, Praha 6 – Bubeneč
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