The Straka Academy (in Czech: Strakova akademie) is the seat of the Government of the Czech Republic.[1] It is a Neo-baroque building situated on the left bank of Vltava river, Malá Strana, Prague. It was designed by the architect Václav Roštlapil and built between 1891 and 1896. The building originally served as a dormitory for impoverished children of the Czech nobility.

Straka Academy
Garden in front of Straka Academy
Straka Academy is located in Greater Prague
Straka Academy
General information
Architectural styleNeo-baroque
Town or cityPrague
CountryCzech Republic
Coordinates50°05′31″N 14°24′41″E / 50.09194°N 14.41139°E / 50.09194; 14.41139
Construction started1891; 133 years ago (1891)
Completed1896; 128 years ago (1896)
Design and construction
Architect(s)Václav Roštlapil
Straka Academy in 1914.


  1. ^ "Visit Straka's Academy - the seat of the Czech Republic Government and of the Office of the Czech Republic Government". Government of the Czech Republic. Retrieved 11 June 2013.