We got up too late in the day to go to the Schonnbrunn, so decided to go to the Belvedere instead.
You can walk handily to the Belvedere from the centre of town (we stayed at the Sacher), but if you have limited time, I wouldn’t say it is worth the effort.
Consisting of the two palaces, the Belvedere has been turned into an art gallery, so history buffs will be disappointed.
The palace was built as the party palace of the Austrian war hero, Prince Eugene of Savoy. The Lower Belvedere is an austere place, all brown tones and is a gallery for modern art.
I hate modern art and the art here was dreadfully bad. The upper palace is beautiful to look and was built solely to have balls in. It hosts the Klimt exhibition which I guess is worthwhile to see, you can say that you saw “The Kiss”, and there’s an interesting display of medieval art. You are not allowed to take photos in either of the palaces, it’s a stupid, petty rule and you can see that some of the Jobsworths working here would break their necks to make sure you didn’t take any photos. Killjoys.
So, the Belvedere is only to be seen if you have lots of time in Vienna, but I’d really save my money and do something else. Pretty on the outside, bit of a waste of beautiful space on the inside.
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