Wallenstein Palace (Czech: Valdštejnský palác) is a Baroque palace in Malá Strana, Prague, that served as a residence for Imperial Generalissimo Albrecht von Wallenstein and now houses the Senate of the Czech Republic.
The original Palace was built in years 1623-1630 by Albrecht von Wallenstein, Duke of Mecklenburg (1583-1634), who made his name and fortune as the Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial forces in the Thirty Years War. Emperor Ferdinand II feared Albrecht von Wallenstein's calculating mind and had him assassinated in 1634 in the town of Eger (now Cheb). He lived in the palace for only a year before his death. His widow sold it to his nephew and it remained in the Wallenstein family until 1945. After the Second World War, the palace became Czechoslovak state property and was renovated to house government offices. Today, the Senate of the Czech Republic operates out of the main palace buildings. The Riding School is used as a branch of the National Gallery in Prague. The challenging restoration of the main building began in mid-1999. The most valuable parts of this building in historical and artistic terms are the Main Hall, the Knights' Hall, the Antechamber, the Audience Hall and the Mythological and Astronomical Corridors.
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Nuno Inácio | Mar 24, 2018
The room (corridor) with the state visits gifts is very original and worth a visit
James Ito | Oct 9, 2017
Unfortunately the Parliament building was closed. However the gardens are well worth a visit. Elegant. And with white peacocks.
Monir Q | Sep 27, 2017
Really interesting and beautiful park with a fountain with fish and peacocks. The statues by Adriaen de Vries was looted by the Swedish Army a long time ago. Therefore you can find copies of these statues around the park.
YU CHANG | Dec 8, 2017
Beautiful and peaceful palace. People.may sit down and enjoy the atmosphere here.
Daniel Bengtsson | Jul 5, 2017
Free entry to the check Senate building and gardens. An amazing historic building with very nice attendants. Even if we didn't share a language we had a good conversation about the stolen statues in the garden.
Lambert Wolterbeek Muller | Apr 19, 2018
Lovely quiet palace garden with amazing statues and a very interesting press photo exposition about Czech's recent history
Attila Tényi | Apr 17, 2018
Beautifil palace and I like it's french style graden.
Adrian Meredith | Apr 29, 2018
A hidden gem with a beautiful garden and a fascinating exhibition about Czechs modern history
thepope 5 | Apr 19, 2018
Really nice looking i liked dripstone walls the best
Yuliya Myan | May 30, 2018
Beautiful park close to metro station. If you are lucky you can listen to a free symphonic concerts there during spring/summer time. Beautiful peacocks walking there around. One of my favourites gardens in the city.
Petr Uklein | Jun 1, 2018
Nice garden in the middle of the Prague. Senat employees do the great job, try ask for guide inside the palace, its very nice!
Brett Gottfried | Jul 24, 2018
An old Duke's castle turned into a Senate house. This build has several rooms you can walk through and admire the baroque ceiling decor. No enterance fee which is good if you are on a budget. The complex isnt that large and will only take about 20 minutes to do.
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