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City Gallery at Troja Chateau

this Sight was last updated on 25 Jun 06

In 2003 the City Gallery Prague decided to renew the permanent exhibition of Czech 19th century art in Troja Chateau. The space that was previously devoted to a collection of works by Václav Brožík now houses the thematic exhibition by Jakub Schikaneder.

Count Václav Vojtěch of Šternberk started building of the early Baroque Troja Château in 1679. The family of Šternberk was one of the oldest Czech noble families and the Troja Château was intended to honour its owner.

The architect of the Troja Château was Jean Baptiste Mathey, who was of French origin. In the design he drew on the experience of his sojourn in Italy and was inspired with the type of Roman ex-urban villa. The central and dominant space in the building is the large hall, from which runs a corridor with adjacent saloons on both sides. The sides of the building are vertically and horizontally completed with two-storeyed tower belvederes.

The sculptural decoration of the double-flight stairs leading to the garden was entrusted to the great Dresden artists George and Paul Hermann. The monumental sculptures decorating the stairs represent the fight of Titans and ancient gods. Each sculpture on the perimeter of the stairs represents an ancient god, daytime, season and continent allegories.

The painting works, on the castle's ground floor, are mainly the work of Carpoforo Tencalla, and, on the first floor, of Francesco Marchetti and his son Giovanni Francesco. To complete the illusionary decoration of the large main hall, the building owner called for Flemish painters Abraham and Isaac Godynov. The iconographic programme is oriented above all to the celebration of the imperial family of Habsburg.

 Address
U trojského zámku 1
Troja  show me everything in Troja
Prague 7
Czech Republic
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 Opening Hours
Mon - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

 Contact Info
Tel: +420-283 851 614
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 Languages
English, Czech, German

 Getting there - public transport
Metro C (Red) to Holesovice > Bus 112 to last stop > Opposite Prague Zoo

 Detailed info
Guided tours available?: No
Entrance free?: No
Type of landmark: Building, Castle
Romantic Location?: Lovers Paradise
Entrance fee adults, if applicable: 100 CZK (approx: US$3.89, GB£2.59, 3.66 EUR)*
Entrance fee children/concessions, if applicable: 50 CZK (approx: US$1.95, GB£1.30, 1.83 EUR)*
City Gallery at Troja Chateau

City Gallery at Troja Chateau
City Gallery at Troja Chateau
City Gallery at Troja Chateau
City Gallery at Troja Chateau

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