Lobkowicz Palace, Prague

Lobkowicz Palace, Prague

The only privately owned building in the great Prague Castle multiplex, this 16th-century palace still belongs to the aristocratic Lobkowicz family after being restored to them after the fall of the communist regime. Now housing a museum, reception rooms and concert hall where classical music is played every lunch time, it is also known for the exquisite 180° panoramic view from its terrace and the 30-minute Prague Inspires Panorama Tour included with every audio guide.

The concept of the museum is a family-narrated audio tour, that guides visitors through the exhibition highlighting world-famous paintings by "old masters" such as Canaletto, Brueghel the Elder, and Velázquez. Also on view are exceptional arms and armor and ceramics, including the largest surviving Delft dinner service in the world. Original music scores and manuscripts written by Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn, among other famous compositors, complete the experience.

The palace's reception rooms, concert hall, balcony and Marble Hall are beautifully decorated with frescoes of Greek mythology on the stucco-work ceilings, while the Imperial Hall has magnificent trompe-l'oeil paintings of Roman statues. The palace's 17th-century chapel is dedicated to St. Wenceslas and the walls are decorated with medallions depicting the legend of the patron saint of the Czech Republic.

Why You Should Visit:
Worth the price of entry, especially for classical music lovers and those interested in music instruments.

Tip:
When you have finished your visit and have bought your souvenirs at the museum shop, you can relax and have a wonderful meal in the palace café-restaurant which is geared to all palettes and where the burgers are the best in Prague.

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Sight Name: Lobkowicz Palace
Sight Location: Prague, Czech Republic (See walking tours in Prague)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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