Belvedere is the Most Beautiful Palace

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Belvedere Palace built in the early 18 th century and consists of two mansions in the Rococo style. Buildings of the attractions are located opposite each other on the slope above the town. From there a beautiful view of Vienna. Belvedere is the most beautiful palace, built by the famous general who saved Vienna from invasion of the Ottoman Empire, Prince of Savoy. Now the museums of the palace are many items that reflect the history of Austria.

Palaces surrounded by extensive gardens, which together creates one of the finest monuments in the world of the Baroque. In the Marble Hall of the Upper Belvedere occurred many important historical events. Hence, too, has a panoramic view of the city.
In 1714, Eugene of Savoy invited for the construction of the lower Belvedere Lucas von Hildebrandt. The palace was completed in only two years later. Today, former living room and other rooms of the palace still leave a strong impression. Especially interesting is the Marble Hall, decorated with frescoes by Martino Altomonte, as well as Hall of grotesques and Marble Gallery, interesting for its magnificent Baroque interior.
Prince Eugene of Savoy was the greatest Austrian commander. He arrived at the court of Emperor Leopold I in 1683, without funds and in the same year began his career defending the Turks besieged Vienna. Prince Eugene was an important figure during the political and economic eminence House of Habsburg.
This palace was mainly for the grandiose celebrations and festivities, as reflected in its elegant main hall, the grand central staircase, marble hall, luxurious rooms, decorated with frescoes and stucco, with painted ceilings, and a chapel with an exquisite altar by Francesco Solimena.
In 1717, Eugene of Savoy decided to build the Upper Belvedere. Construction and interior decoration was completed in 1723

The castle is beautiful. In the summer there, probably even more beautiful, but if you are not interested in its content, meaning to go there for a walk in the rainy seasons there.
The heart of modern exhibition - the art of the turn of XIX-XX centuries, including a significant collection of works by Gustav Klimt. Here you can see the famous masterpieces such as "Kiss" and "Judith". Nowadays halls Lower Belvedere are for temporary exhibitions, where we visited an exhibition of works by Alphonse Mucha.
Belvedere Palace (Oberes Belvedere)
Prinz-eugen-strasse 27
Vienna, Austria, A-1030
43 01 79 55 7 0

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