The seat of the Senate includes Waldstein, Kolowrat and Small Fürstenberg palaces. Waldstein Palace is open for public on weekends and national holidays. The Senate Chancellery offers guided tours for organised groups on Mondays and Fridays. Waldstein Garden is open for public daily from the beginning of April to the end of October.

The premises of baroque Waldstein Palace and Waldstein Garden are used by the Senate Chancellery who prepares extensive programme of public cultural and social events. We would like to invite you cordially to visit a traditional meeting of senators with citizens, Open Door Days, regular concerts held as a part of the Cultural Summer and exhibitions.

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Magazine Senát

Download the current issue of the Senate quarterly magazine. Alternatively you may use the Archive.

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Information Centre

The Senate Information Centre is found in the 1st courtyard of the Wallenstein Palace. Employees of the Senate Chancellery are on hand here to provide information about Senate activity, the make-up of the Senate, its powers, and the current situation in debating bills.

+420 257 075 707
Opening hours:
Monday – Friday
November – March
9.00 – 15.00
April – October
9.00 – 16.00

Photos © Tomáš Rasl

Do you know ...

… that the Senate has 81 senators; each of them is elected for six years (with the exception of the 1st elections in 1996 when one third of senators were elected for two years, one third for four years and one third for six years)?

… that the first elections to the Senate of the 1st Czechoslovak Republic took place in May 1920?