Some claim that Kinský Palace was built by Anselmo Lurago, while others believe it was made by K. I. Dientzenhofer. The thing we know for sure is that the palace was built in Baroque style, but it also has a Rococo Façade. The front part of the palace is decorated with allegoric sculptures, and some of the decorations were heavily damaged in 1945.
Kinský Palace was home to a German grammar school at the end of the 19th century, and one of the students there was Franz Kafka. On the ground floor Kafka’s father Hermann Kafka owned a haberdashery shop.