The Municipal House is one of the most famous Art Nouveau buildings in Prague. It is situated in Náměstí Republiky (Republic Square), next to the Powder Gate, opposite U Hybernů House. It is especially intended for representation purposes and houses cultural events (concerts, exhibitions). At its place, there was originally a residence of Czech kings, the so-called King’s Court. The intention of Prague municipality to build a representative building and the desire of the most important Czech association Měšťanská beseda to expand its premises for the money of the town gave birth to a new building that represented the capital city of the kingdom and supported Czech social life. Above the monumental main entrance decorated in the Art Nouveau style there is a lunette mosaic by Karel Špillar, which represents the apotheosis of Prague. In 1989 the Municipal House was declare a national cultural monument.