13th century 1291 1258 Prague's Reference Plan of the 1840s, MMP 1258. Fire of Strahov Monastery Strahov Monastery burnt down, together with all the surrounding buildings, having been set on fire due to carelessness of one monk who hadn't extinguished a light properly. 1291. Fire at Malá Strana Malá Strana (Lesser Town) completely burnt down due to carelessness on St. Ambrose Eve. None of the houses were left standing. The King exempted all those aggrieved from paying taxes and granted them other privileges as well.