The Sternberg Palace (Šternberský palác) is open to the public after the reconstruction in 2002 and 2003. The palace houses permanent exposition of old European Baroque Art (Collection of Old Masters), for instance, paintings by El Greco, Rembrandt (portrait Scholar in his Study 1634) and Rubens. The gallery’s proudest possession is Albrecht Durer’s Feast of the Rose Garlands (1506), acquired by Emperor Rudolph II because it features one of his ancestors, Maximilian I. Another works are by Geertgen tot Sint Jans, Jan Gossaert and the Brueghels, father and son. The Chinese cabinet and two fine Spanish works, El Greco’s Head of Christ and a portrait by Goya of Don Miguel de Lardizabal, are fascinating. Italian renaissance works are represented by Andrea dells Robbia, Sebastiano del Piombo and Pietro delta Francesca. This 17th-century baroque palace was built for Count Wenceslas Sternberg during years 1698 to 1707.
EUROPEAN ART FROM THE CLASSICAL ERA TO THE CLOSE OF BAROQUE
Location: Praha 1 – Prague Castle, Hradcanske namesti 15
Phone: +420/220514634, +420/233090570
Open: Tue—Sun 10-6
Admission: Full ticket: 150 CZK; Reduced ticket 70 CZK; Family ticket 200 CZK; free first Wed of the month, admission free with Prague Card.