Troja Chateau
Troja Chateau
4.5
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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Troja Château echoes the opulent Roman suburban villas and thanks to its location and vast gardens offers easily reachable rest from the hectic city centre. The construction of the early Baroque château began in 1679 and the project was executed by an architect of French origin, Jean Baptiste Mathey. The sculptural decoration of the two-armed staircase leading to the garden was entrusted to the Dresden artists Georg and Paul Hermanns. This monumental sculptures symbolize the Titans fighting the Classical gods, allegories of periods of the day and year and allegories of continents. The Flemish painters Abraham and Isk Godyns were summoned to execute the illusive decoration of the large main hall. Troja Château and its gardens also hosts short-term exhibitions of contemporary art which are adapted to the specific character of the space.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Krisztian Szalontai
Madeira, Portugal112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The Chateau it self is from outside is free to visit. From inside for a 4 member Tamil is 450 CZK for us totally worth it. Our daughter (4 years old) loved the frescos. It takes 25-30 minutes to go around.
Written May 5, 2024
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic7,130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
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 can be see from afar.
There is a beautiful garden and it is very nice and romantic walk around.
It is possible to see interiors of the chateau. Admission is 120,- CZK per adult and photos without flash are allowed. My advice is: make sure you take your camera.
On the 1st floor there is The Grand "Emperors" Hall with nearly 1,400 m2 of paintings on the walls and ceiling. It is breathtaking place and it's definitely worth visiting!
BTW - the chateau was really honored by the Emperor's visit. It happend in 1702 when visited this place the Emperor Leopold I.
There are beautiful Chinese chambers, too. In the three rooms there paintings on the walls show views of Chinese landscapes with its characteristic architecture.
There are seasonal exhibitions, too. During our visit it was exhibition "Stone, Stucco, Terracotta - Sculptures from Prague Gardens".
The staff are very friendly, kind and helpful there.
The easiest way how to reach Troja Chateau is take a subway C stop Nádraží Holešovice and from there take a bus no. 112. From the city centre it takes app 30 minutes.
Written August 7, 2017
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Dominique B
Ottawa, Canada48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
If you're in Prague for more than a few days and want to see something quite out of the ordinary, you might want to take this relatively long trip to the other side of the Vltava. The bonus is that there are no hordes of groups snapping pictures frantically. The only down side I can see is that you have to choose a sunny day.
Troja Chateau is a Baroque palace that now belongs to the National Gallery. Only it's amazing, awe-inspiring frescoes remain. The most important one is the Banquet Hall, where every inch of ceiling and wall are painted in trompe l'oeil so that the already huge room becomes even more impressive. The outside is equally stunning, with its unusual terracotta and white color and it's immense manicured gardens.
Since it is quite out of the way, the city offers what it calls the "Troja card," which, for almost had the price it would cost you otherwise, gives you access to the Prague zoo (right across the street from Troja), the Prague Botanical Gardens (bring a picnic, it's an ideal spot), and the amazing Fata Morgana greenhouse, an S-shaped structure that brings the jungle of three continents inside, including an aquarium you can view by going through a tunnel.
The ticket is good for five days, just in case you don't want to see everything at once. If you take public transportation, take metro C to Nadraži Holešovice, then the 112 bus that brings you to Troja -- it's the last stop. To be safe you need to buy a basic ticket (90 minutes), which costs 36 kc one-way.
Written September 25, 2016
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Awilger
Eugene, OR10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
The chateau ceilings are beautiful, the best trompe l'oeil I've ever seen! But that's all to see on the interior. There is a funky modern art display that was inexplicable to the three of us and ruined the ambience of the historic space. The gardens are interesting structured spaces but not well maintained. DO NOT take the boat (at least not on the weekend) because they over book it and it's filled with families, crying children and baby carriages to the point where there is no room to stand, sit or otherwise. Sixty minutes of pure torture! The chateau coffee place was the highlight of the visit, beautiful cakes!
Written July 16, 2016
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Derezomov
Bucharest, Romania34 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It's more of a grand villa, doesn't have the exterior architecture of a mainstream castle. It's nice to visit, although not to many things to see inside. We liked the castle cellar and the gardens are a nice, quiet please for a walk, right next to the crowded, loud Zoo.The really big problem is that the staff doesn't speak English (however they do speak Russian) so you won't find any insights about the castle. A bit overpriced to buy the single ticket, but you can buy a cheaper combined ticket Zoo - Botanical Garden - Troja Castle.
Written September 27, 2019
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Dear Derezomov, thank you very much for visiting Troja Chateau! I am sorry to hear that you had a hard times to communicate with our staff. There are available brochures in english language to help visitors to reveal the history of the chateau. There is also an option to order a guided tour in english language if booked in advance. Ticket to visit Troja Chateua costs 120,-czech crowns, reduced price for kids and students is 60,-czech crowns, which are equivalents of approximately 5,-/2,5.-EUR, which we consider as very friendly price. But thank you for your feedback and wish you a nice stay in Prague. GHMP
Written September 30, 2019
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Øystein U
Oslo, Norway40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
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 lot of artwork like paintings, sculptures, and a great garden. If interested in details, one might pay attention to how it has been built, materials, techniques and chose of materials. Most breathtaking part must be the enormous work of painting, not at least in the banquet hall. I recommend taking the time to enjoy this room, read the information provided to fully understand the story behind this work.

I would call this a must see when visiting Prague.
Written July 16, 2017
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Lukasz and Doro... B
Katowice, Poland12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
We were really surprised by Troja Castle. It looks great, the sculptures are amazing, gardens breathtaking and toilets free:)

And the best thing is that it is not overcrowded. It is not that far from the city centre (we went on foot) and there were like 10 people max at all times.

I really recommend it to everyone visiting Prague.
Written September 3, 2013
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ArchiBoi
San Francisco376 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Solo
The guidebooks described this as a sumptuous place. The only sumptuous about the palace are the frescoes and the chandeliers. All of the furniture that may make this palace sumptuous are now gone and this building now houses the exhibits from the Prague City Gallery. The palace is grand as seen from the gardens. Visit the gardens instead and only see the exhibit inside is you have plenty of time to spend in Prague.
Written May 9, 2013
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David D
1,212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Located near the zoo, this palatial complex has large Baroque gardens and was influential in the development of the Baroque style in central Europe. The interior has impressive frescoes and paintings and the main hall is a sight to behold. It is a little way away from the centre of the city and not advisable if only spending a day or two in Prague, but for those with a little extra time to spend, Troja is well worth a visit.
Written May 15, 2022
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Tom S
Montreal, Canada86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Well worth the trip via tram and bus. The #112 stops at the Zoo and Troja is across the street. This magnificent Chateau is remarkable in the frescoes, the history, the gardens, the structure etc. The cellars with some of the original statuary.

Did you know that the front entrance and door faces in the exact direction of St Vitus.

This is definitely a "not to miss" when you are in Prague
Written June 10, 2019
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