Standing tall among the buildings lining the large Republic Square is the 16th-century Town Hall, which was built in the spirit of the Italian Renaissance and became the city’s first building in that style. It is tastefully decorated with Neo-Renaissance sgraffiti from the early 20th century.
Inside the building you can admire a unique three-dimensional model of the historical centre of the city in the large hall known as the mázhaus. Exhibitions are held in the mázhaus year-round, for example to mark anniversaries and other important events and also by nonprofit organizations. The Town Hall connects to the adjacent Imperial House, which was built in the Renaissance for Emperor Rudolf II. Paintings from the Rudolfine period can still be seen here today.
Renaissance town hall detail