A classic example of aristocratic estates

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Our acquaintance with the palace complex began with the Lower Belvedere Palace. In the early 18 th century, Prince Eugene of Savoy commissioned the famous architect Lucas von Hildebrandt, the construction of the lower palace as his summer residence. Lower Belvedere as well as the whole complex as a whole, the monument to the Austrian Baroque.
The modern sights of the lower palace - marble hall, decorated with frescoes by Martino Altomonte, front bedroom, the grotesque, a marble gallery, flower greenhouses and stables of the palace. Also in the Lower Palace constantly held exhibitions of contemporary art. Inside the palace is not impressed us. The building also houses the Palace Museum of Austrian Baroque.

After visiting the Lower Belvedere, we went for a walk on the magnificent garden, which stretches the entire palace complex, connecting the upper and lower palaces. Belvedere Garden is remarkable in that it is the first alpine garden of Europe. His favorite occurred in 1803 in the Lower Belvedere. The location of the garden is built on the symmetry about the central axis in order to further focus on the Upper Belvedere Palace.
Around the garden you can see a huge number of beautiful and majestic sculptures of white marble.
Modern alpine garden Belvedere includes a more than 4000 plants of various flora of alpine ecosystems.
For local residents palace complex - it's just an ordinary park, where you can stroll with a loved one and relax from everyday life and traffic.
A fountain serves as a go lower to the upper park. On both sides there are stairs to climb to a new level. Amazing beauty and the fountain is made in the baroque style.
In general, the Belvedere represents a classic example of aristocratic estates.

Upper Belvedere was finally built in 1722. The palace served as a representative of Prince Eugene of Savoy residence. The palace is also notable for the fact that in 1955 there was signed, ending 10 years of postwar occupation of Vienna (the declaration of independence).
Belvedere from Italian literally means "beautiful view". Here is such a stunning view from the palace complex in Vienna. He charmed many famous artists (Bernardo Bellotto) and the other creators of art.
From the second floor of the palace also offers stunning views over the garden and the city.
In the Upper Belvedere houses a collection of Austrian galleries 19-20 centuries. Occupies a special place, of course, a top job Klimt's "Kiss." Most of the souvenirs at the Belvedere is devoted to just this work. On the second floor of the palace survived several beautiful and historic interiors. They too deserve your attention. In any case, the upper palace on the order of magnitude more interesting than the lower.
Belvedere Palace (Oberes Belvedere)
Prinz-eugen-strasse 27
Vienna, Austria, A-1030
43 01 79 55 7 0


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