Lobkowicz Palace

Lobkowicz Palace was built on the site of two large Gothic houses by Wolf Krajir z Krajku at the beginning of the 16th century, followed by the lords of Pernstejn, one of the largest Bohemian noble families of the 16th century. Originally a Renaissance palace with rich architectural decorations, it was reconstructed for them in early baroque style after the Thirty Years War. Only two halls and a chapel were left from the original palace. The palace used to house a branch of the National Museum with a collection on Czech history until 1848 including replicas of Czech coronation jewels, the sword of executioner, Jan Mydlar, and other documents, paintings, sculptures and weapons. Now it is used only for exhibitions and concerts. Today, and open to the public, it is the exquisite small museum of the Lobkowicz family’s remarkable and varied collections. Here you can see items ranging from the 12th to the 20th century including original manuscripts by Mozart and Beethoven, musical instrument and gun collections, collections of arms from central Europe, magnificent Old Master paintings and decorative arts – all accompanied by a very moving audio tour. Opposite the palace is an enjoyable toy museum.

Location: Jirska 3, Prague Castle
Open: generally not open to the public

Lobkowicz Palace

Built in 1570, this palace houses an exquisite collection of Czech history and old master paintings by Canaletto, Brueghel, Velázquez and others. You can admire there one of the most important collections of arms in Central Europe and original manuscripts by Mozart and Beethoven. – Lobkowicz Palace Café & Restaurant …

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The Supreme Burgrave’s House

Opposite the Lobkowicz Palace and neighbouring the Black Tower you notice the Supreme Bulgrave’s House. It used to belong to a very important person in the past – to the supreme burgrave – the highest official and the deputy of the king. This office was served by the most prominent …

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Italian Street (Vlašská ulice)

Italian craftsmen working on the Castle settled here in the 16th century. The former Baroque Italian Hospital has an arcaded courtyard, but the grandest building is the former Lobkowicz Palace. One of Prague’s best Baroque palaces, it has a large oval hall on the ground floor leading out onto a …

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