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Wallenstein Palace Gardens

This huge, walled baroque garden is situated behind the Wallenstein Palace. The garden is dominated by an imposing sala terrena; also worth seeing are an artificial grotto with stalactites and stalagmites, a fountain with a bronze statue of Venus and a gallery of bronze statues by Adrian de Vries. These are, however, only castings of the original ones which were taken away by the Swedish army at the end of the Thirty Years War. In the summer months concerts and theatre performances are held here. At the eastern end of the garden is the Wallenstein Riding School, home to changing exhibitions of modem art and a picturesque pond full of giant carp.

Wallenstein Garden (Valdstejnská zahrada)
Location: Letenská 10, Lesser Town
Admision: free
Open: 10am-6pm Apr-0ct

Wallenstein Palace
Location: Valdštejnské nám.4, Lesser Town
Open: Sat—Sun 10-4

Wallenstein Palace Gardens

Albrecht von Wallenstein, onetime owner of the house and gardens, began a meteoric military career in 1622 when the Austrian emperor Ferdinand II retained him to save the empire from the Swedes and Protestants during the Thirty Years’ War. Wallenstein, wealthy by marriage, offered to raise 20,000 men at his …

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Wallenstein Palace

If you walk towards Malostranská metro station you will pass the high walls of Waldstein Palace (Valdštejnský palác). Completed in 1630, this vast Baroque palace was built as a monument by Count Albrecht von Wallenstein (1581-1634) to himself. The palace’s glory was supposed to overshadow even Prague Castle. The house …

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Waldstein Riding School

Waldstein Riding School The Waldstein Riding School is located in the garden of the early Baroque palace constructed for Albrecht of Waldstein by Italian architects Andrea Spezza and Nicolo Sebregondi. Now consists of exhibition facilities of the National Gallery, open only for the purpose of exhibitions. Location: Valdštejnská 3, Lesser …

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