Popular Prague Castle Picture Gallery (Obrazarna Prazskeho hradu) holds a vast collection of works of art gathered since the reign of Rudolf II, the big lover of art, who made Prague the cultural centre of Europe at his time.
The Picture Gallery was open to the public in 1965 and since then it has reconstructed several times. It is located in the northern wing of the New Palace, in the former stables of the emperor Rudolf II, where he kept his favourite Spanish horses. The gallery still shows the remains of the Castle’first church founded by Borivoj I in the 9th century and discovered during the reconstruction.
The permanent exhibition of Prague Castle Picture Gallery offers the best 107 paintings and 3 statues selected from over 4,000 works of art in possession of Prague Castle. The oldest works in the collection come from the time of Rudolf II’s, even though only a few of them remained. The exhibition shows paintings collected during the centuries.
Among the artists, whose works are on display in the Prague Castle Picture Gallery, belong Adriaen de Vries (a copy of a bust of Rudolf II), Titian (The Toilet of a Young Lady), Rubens (The Assembly of the Olympic Gods), Guido Reni (The Centaur Nessus Abducting Deianeira), Master Theodoric, Paolo Veronese, Czech Baroque artists Jan Kupecky and Petr Brandl, and many others.
New Palace of Prague Castle, Prague 1 (entrance from the II courtyard of Prague Castle)
How to get there:
From metro station Malostranska continue by trams no. 22 or 23, stop Prazsky hrad. Then continue over Prasny bridge to the II courtyard of Prague Castle.
|April – October||daily||9:00 – 18:00|
|November – March||daily||9:00 – 16:00|
|Reduced (children, students, seniors, disabled)||80 CZK|
|Children under 6 years old||for free|
Prague Castle Picture Gallery is included in the Prague Castle Long Tour.
Guided tour can be adjusted according to the age or interests of the visitors. Tours can be reserved in advanced in the Picture Gallery Premises, in the information centre on the III courtyard or by phone on +420 24 37 33 68, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The standard tour takes about 60 minutes.
Guided tours in Czech language: 50 CZK/person/hour
Guided tours in other languages: 100 CZK/person/hour
Barrier-free access to all parts of the exhibition.
The closest parking place is near tram stop no. 22 and 23 “Prazsky hrad”.