Pension AMU is run by the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (a public university). Together with the Rectorate, it is housed in the Hartig Palace, a historical building of Baroque design. It occupies a site on which previously stood two Gothic houses, which were connected in 1645, and the alleyway which separated them is now a covered passageway connecting Malostranské náměstí and Tržiště Street, where the entrance to the pension is located. The construction of the Palace itself was started in 1720 by Count Rudolf Kinský, and subsequently completed by František Maxmilián Kaňka for Countess Antonia Černínová. In 1735, the palace was acquired by Count Louis Hartig, whose family owned the building until 1827.
The pension is located in a quiet street below Prague Castle, in the centre of the picturesque Lesser Town. Its convenient location provides guests with easy access to Prague’s greatest monuments, which are all within walking distance — just 700 metres from Pension AMU you can see the St. Vitus Cathedral, a Gothic gem; the Charles Bridge over the Vltava River is less than one kilometre away, and a kilometre beyond that is the Old Town Square with the Prague Astronomical Clock. Adjacent buildings housing several embassies are guarded, thus ensuring the safety of the pension.
Guests can also use public transport to reach the city centre. From the Lesser Town Square/Malostranské náměstí stop, which is a 3-minute walk from the pension, there are regular trams to the National Theatre/Národní divadlo and to the Old Town/Staroměstská. One stop from the Lesser Town Square/Malostranské náměstí is the Lesser Town/Malostranská metro station.
Pension AMU has 18 non-smoking rooms, which underwent complete renovation in 2018. Each is equipped with a satellite TV, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries and a wardrobe. In addition, there is a fully-equipped kitchen on each floor. All the usual basic services are provided, such as free wireless internet access throughout the pension, luggage storage facilities and tourist information. This information is available in Czech or English at Reception, which operates 24 hours a day. Guests can enjoy breakfast in the AMU Faculty of Music and Dance Café, located in the courtyard of Liechtenstein Palace, just a minute's walk away.
Tržiště 259, 118 00 Malá Strana