The beautiful baroque Troja Chateau (Trojsky Zamek) is situated directly opposite Prague Zoo in a quiet part of Prague, surrounded by beautiful gardens and the Vltava river. The chateau now houses 19th-century Czech paintings.
The most remarkable things about the Troja Palace are the garden staircase and the internal decoration. The main garden staircase leads from the garden to the first floor. The terrace is supported by two giants; the staircase is decorated with statues representing heroes of Greek mythology. The interior of the Grand Hall is adorned with frescoes by Abraham Godyn. The frescoes, glorifying the Hapsburg dynasty, are considered to be one of the best examples of baroque painting. Baroque gardens was inspired by villas on the outskirts of Rome.
Location: U Trojského zámku 1, Troja, Praha 7 ; www.ghmp.cz
Opening hours: Apr—Oct Tue—Sun 10-6; Nov—Mar Sat—Sun 10-5
Admission: 140 CZK (reduced 70 CZK
Other Attractions in Trója: Prague’s Troja district offers for visitors the modern Prague Zoo and the Prague Botanical Garden. Trója is located to the north of the city centre on the right bank of the Vltava, easily accessible by public transport from metro Nadrazi Holesovice (line C). Alternatively in the summer months Troja can be reached by steam boat departing from some of Prague’s city centre boarding points.