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Troja Chateau

U Trojskeho Zamku 4/1, Prague 170 00, Czech Republic
+420 283 851 614
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Troja Château is indeed a remarkable and exceptional building. In fact, it would be better to call it a villa instead of a château, because it echoes the opulent Roman suburban villas which its builder, Count Wenzel Adalbert of Sternberg, encountered on his long journey. The spectacular houses amidst endless gardens mesmerized him to such a degree that he decided to transfer a piece of the “Eternal City” to his native country. The young count was lucky in selecting both the site and the artists who were to make his dream come true. The construction of the early Baroque château began in 1679. The project was executed by an architect of French origin, Jean Baptiste Mathey, whose design exploited his experiences from his sojourn to Italy and was inspired by a typical Roman suburban villa. The central and dominant feature of the entire mass of the construction is a large hall with a corridor running to both sides and with an enfilade of adjoining salons. On the sides, the building is both vertically and horizontally enclosed by two-storey towering belvederes. The sculptural decoration of the two-armed staircase leading to the garden was entrusted to the Dresden artists Georg and Paul Hermanns. The monumental sculptures on the staircase symbolize the Titans fighting the Classical gods. The individual sculptures along the perimeter of the staircase represent Classical gods, allegories of periods of the day and year and allegories of continents. Most of the paintings found on the ground floor of the château were created by Carpoforo Tencalla, while Francesco Marchetti and his son Giovanni Francesco worked on the first floor. The Flemish painters Abraham and Isaak Godyns were summoned by the builder to execute the illusive decoration of the large main hall. Permanent exhibition: Architecture and Decoration of Troja Château. Troja Château also hosts short-term exhibitions which are adapted to the specific character of its interiors.
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U Trojskeho Zamku 4/1, Prague 170 00, Czech Republic
Praha 7
+420 283 851 614
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Troja Chateau is a good place to walk before going to the zoo. It's a beatiful garden here. The stairway in front of the palace is grand and impressive, but in my opinion, it looks like it's moved here from a completely different palace. But...More

Thank Anna_Strotman
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The summer palace was a good visit when combined with the Prague Zoo. The paintings and architecture set the context for the next few days in Prague.

Thank Karan P
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

After seeing photos of the castle I knew I wanted to visit it, and I was not disappointed. The castle is stunning with its bright colours and meticulously maintained gardens. Just visiting the outside is worth the while. Inside, there are different exhibitions all the...More

Thank Helena L
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Nice quite place to vist, nice huge Apple garden. Clean. Beautiful location. It's nice during the summer only!

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Troja Chateau is real gem. Many people miss it during way to the ZOO or botanical garden and it is really pity. The building itself is the most important architectural works of the beginning of Late Baroque in Central Europe. Its red & white color...More

5  Thank PavlaPavla
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We went after the zoo since it is opposite the zoo's main entrance. The frescoes were spectacular. We also like the apple orchard. Most of all, I love the free concert. The quality of the musicians were superior to the ones I had paid to...More

1  Thank drbackpain
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This chateau dates from the 17th century, and is beautifully restored. It is near the famous zoo and the botanical gardens. The inside is lavishly decorated, and the gardens surrounding the main building are a great place to relax and admire. The exhibits inside vary,...More

Thank UD K
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Toured the Troja Palace on my way to see the Botanical gardens and I am glad that I did. There are some small rooms with statues, but this highlight is the grand hall with beautiful frescoes on the ceiling and walls. I spent quite sometime...More

2  Thank Stirling B
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

The Troy summer residence was a surprisingly great experience. It is not a very big palace, and after having visited Chateau de Versailles, I just thought this would be a nice sightseeing of the day. But the place is very beautiful and distinctive, containing a...More

3  Thank Øystein U
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

On arriving in Prague we visited this fantastic chateau that is directly opposite the zoo. By car it takes about 20min from Prague and there is paid parking directly outside with boomed access for a flat rate of 200Kč (cash only). The gardens are beautiful...More

2  Thank Duncan S
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6 September 2015|
Response from Kateřina L | Property representative |
No, unfortunately, The château is closed during the winter season, from November to April.
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