Property name of Konvikt
Comes from the Latin word convivere = live together and refers to the time that lived together and ate young theologians - the Jesuits, mostly of aristocratic origin (17th c.). Boarding school was funded by numerous foundations.

History places and buildings
When rescue archaeological survey beginning. 20th century. were discovered fragments of buildings from the 12th century. The overwhelming evidence of iron production, earrings, crystal shards and glass containers. Num. R. 1372 founded Jan Milíč in place of today's church. Bartholomew chapel. Mary Magdalene. Originally, there became known. Venice, houses of prostitutes that have just been through an appeal Milíč by Charles IV. demolished. For repentant harlots have built a shelter called Jerusalem. When Bartholomew Street. Preserved part of Gothic building from the 2nd half. 14th century. 1374 - 1420 appointed Vaclav IV. Building for the Study of Cistercian monks (College of St. Bernard), during the Hussite wars, the complex fell apart and was later parceled out portions secular owners. During the 16th century. were partially interconnected originally separate buildings, was also a Renaissance vault passage of Konviktské street. In pos. 17th century. There are two building complexes - House Vyšínovský (U Horejsi) and a group of four secondary homes that received post-White Mountain upstart Simon Peter Aulík of Třebenic. R. 1659 homes are purchased from his heirs Jesuits already r. 1660 begin construction of a new church (completed in levels of vaulted cellars). R. 1669 and bought the house and began Vyšínovský extensive redevelopment - on the west side was built wing with a refectory, kitchen and dormitory on the upper floors, a double staircase enabled connection with the older parts. R. resort burned down in 1703, the repair was built two-storey tower (torn down in 1864), and in the 20th l. Church. Bartholomew. To r. 1773 (temporary abolition of the Jesuit order) was even replaced the original wooden rafters brick. After the order was followed by the abolition of boarding and desecrated the church. Konvikt was r. 1786 sold off at public auction, most of the area earned carpenter Jos. Feigl, which he tailored to the apartment and workshop (printer, store paper, carpenter, etc..), The refectory was transformed into a dance - concert hall, your time best in Prague (r. 1863 was the first time he danced a new social dance Czech discussion). R. 1830 founded the Society for the cultivation of church music in Bohemia organ school, although that was somewhat conservative, přestoměla many students - later composers such. Ant. Dvorak, Karel Bendl. They worked the outstanding teachers Vitásek Jan Nepomuk Josef Křička (later choirmaster Hlaholu), J. L. Zvonař (songwriter beautiful Bohemia, Bohemia Mine). In the 50th l. 19th century. The church was restored for the Congregation of the Grey Sisters, focusing on the care of patients. Within the construction work was completed classicist Baroque facade framed windows and next to the church building adjoined monastic house. In the interwar period, there was a popular cinema Arnold Reimann. R. 1949 confiscated area of ​​State Security and the 50th to 70th l. Was improper modifications. In l. 1947-1958 Hall used the studio of Short Film Trick Brothers, founded by Jiri Trnka. R. 1971, it was the object issued an emergency notice after the archaeological survey began in r. 1982 reconstruction carried out by SÚRPMO. On the first floor of the north wing were discovered Renaissance beamed ceilings. The substrate beneath paintings was against the then white habits and each beam and the board was decorated with a different theme. Ballroom was opened to the public as a cinema Konvikt.

Social hall
Located in the former refectory since the late 80 l. 18th century. R. 1798 there performed Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano game was mostly evaluated in superlatives, was less appreciated as a composer (among other things played a private concert in C major and A major rondo, op.2). Every Friday during the winter took place there between the Academy of Music and was famous performers such. Hans von Bülow, the Russian pianist Anton Rubinstein Grigorjevič, pianist and composer Jan Ladislav Dussek, violinist Ferdinand Laub, Frant. Ondříček, Clara Schumann. There were eg. First performed the entire chamber works by Bedrich Smetana and Dvorak's some chamber works. Hall with excellent acoustics time belonged to the father of the composer Karel Bendl. 5. 2. 1840, he hosted the first Czech worried initiated by the J. K. Tyl along with Sabina K., K. H. Macha, Š. Hněvkovským. Ball was very successful and became one of the most important events of national revival. The hall was decorated in the national colors, the same colors also had ribbons on lapels organizers and dancers. At midnight distributed copies of Sabin's poems Vlastenkám. An important event was also the first to launch the salon dances Czech Beseda r., 1863. At his birth was Jan Neruda, the dancing master Karel Linek (used editing dances neighborhood, loudmouth, rejdovák, polka, straddle etc.), A co-owner Ferdinand Heller School of Music (he composed the music on folk themes).

St. Bartholomew
He put it in l. 1726-1731 Kilian Ignac Dientzenhofer in surviving vaulted cellars and walls started construction of the church of r. 1660. The walls were newly convex - concave adjusted. It is a one-nave Baroque temple. Street façade comprises several different types of windows, very valuable thanks to the extraordinary composition of the main facade, unusually facing the courtyard. It is decorated with statues of the 12 apostles, the Virgin Mary and Christ from Matthew Václav Jäckel. The interior is decorated with dimensional ceiling fresco Wenzel Lorenz Reiner, which shows the intercession of the Virgin Mary by the Holy Trinity (over the presbytery), Torture Vol. Bartholomew (the ship), Angels, Vol. John of Nepomuk and St. apparently. Bartholomew (above the choir loft). R. 1773, the church was deconsecrated, together with the abolition of the order, r. 1854 restored a monastic church congregation Grey Sisters. Of the original furnishings remain the altar of artificial marble, a major and two minor, in the nave of stucco over blind portals. The pulpit is a pseudo-wooden coated artificial marble, wood sculptures created Břetislav Kafka.

Statue of saint Vaclav
In an alcove north. courtyard wall there is a copy of the statue of St. Wenceslas as a winemaker from Jan Brokoff. A copy created artificial stone George kissing in r. 1999 original is placed in the National Museum Lapidary.