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Reviewed 27 August 2019 via mobile

I have a great picture of the outside of this museum/Palace. That is because it is closed and had been for quite a while. Not very informative to say it will open 'in autumn'. When?

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 August 2019

It is amazing combination of architecture and sgraffito - something you probably expect to find in Italy rather than in Prague.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank CoventryCrusader
Reviewed 21 April 2019

After having visited Cesky Krumlov days earlier it was nice to see again sgraffito work. This lovely place, with the others from Hradcany Square, make the castle district even more epic.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 7 April 2019 via mobile

Schwarzenberg Palace is an absolutely stunning palace located up in the castle district and adds to the joy of visiting this great district of Prague. The palace was constructed between 1545 and 1567 and was built on the site of seven houses destroyed during the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Thought the inside would be more palace-like but everything has been modernized for museum. With a few ceilings that have beef restored too much. Armor supply on top floor the best. Not certain worth about $10 US to visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GHamp23
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The Schwarzenberg Palace is worth a visit simply to see the exterior alone. It is a great example of the sgraffito technique in architecture where layers are applied and then precisely removed to form a pattern or design. Take some time to look at the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank AAHolt
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Yes the building exterior is worthy of a visit alone. Sgraffittoed is what the finish is called. This particular buildings type is 'letter sgraffito' because of the rectangle to sealed envelope shape that makes up the pattern of that contributes to overall building finish. Now...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

This is found just in front of Prague Castle, it is well preserved and the front is an illusion created by rich black and white sgraffito patterns inscribed on a flat wall. An example of the Czech Renaissance. It was designed by Agostino Gallo in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

A well organized and well presented collection of 17th and 18th centuries art, including works by Hans von Aachen, Bartholomaeus Spranger, Roelant Savery, Michael Willmann, Johann Christoph Liška, Wenzel Lorenz Reiner, Anton Kern, Johann Peter Molitor, and Norbert Grund. Wide exposition to Baroque painting in...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank Moshe K
Reviewed 30 October 2017

On the Hradcanske Square this large Palace stands out because of the unique very decorative facade - Sgraffito. The large courtyard never seem crowded. The hordes of tourists descend on the Castle, most not giving it a second glance. The museum inside is definitely worth...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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from the west to the north, provide spectacular views
of greenish copper cupolas, narrow cobblestone
streets, bridges connecting both river banks and green
gardens from red-roof tops of centuries-old houses.
Prague pulls you into its 1300 year old history.
Walking up the hill or stairs to Prague Castle, the
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