The Maximilian's location is one of the best in Prague: eventhough you are only 10 minutes walking from Prague's main attractions such as Old Town square, Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Square, and the Concert Halls, it is located on the quiet and peaceful Haštalské náměstí, facing the magnificent St. Hastal church. Built as a three-aisled Gothic basilica in the mid-14th century, the interior was rebuilt in Baroque style after a fire destroyed it in 1689. Frescoes dating from the 14th century are still visible in the sacristy. You can get a fine view of the exterior from the balcony of our Special room 206, and from the windows of our Superior rooms with Church view, and our suite 406.
St. Agnes of Bohemia holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Czechs: she was a princess who renounced her royal destiny to join a nunnery to care for the sick and needy. She reputedly took her vows there. Her grave was never found, though for centuries many people suspected it might be hidden beneath St. Hastal church. Legend holds that when the remains of St. Agnes are found, the Czech nation will enter a new era of good fortune and abundance. True or not, the legends lend Haštalské náměstí a special atmosphere.