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National Gallery in Prague - Sternberg Palace

Local name: Národní galerie v Praze – Šternberský palác

The Sternberg Palace in Prague is a Baroque residential building with classical elements in Hradčany. The palace is decorated with stuccos and paintings. It currently houses a branch of the National Gallery in Prague and a collection of European art from the antique era to the baroque period is on display here.

The palace was built in the place of earlier residences in the years 1698 - 1708 for the Sternberg family. Interestingly, its designer is unknown, while among the likely authors are mentioned include Jan Blažej Santini-Aichel, Domenico Martinelli, Krzysztof Dietzenhofer and Giovanni Battista Alliprandi.

Stucco decorations in the palace were made by Donato Giuseppe Frisoni. The authors of painting decorations include: Michael Václav Halwax, Matthew Nettel, Jan Rudolf Bys and Jan Václav Kratochvíl. In 1816, the palace was sold. art gallery, the army had its headquarters, and eventually became a gallery again.


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Hradčanské náměstí 57/15118 00 Prague , Czechia