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Troja Chateau

U Trojskeho Zamku 4/1, Prague 171 00, Czech Republic
+420 283 851 614
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Troja Château is indeed a remarkable and exceptional building. In fact, it would be better to call it a villa instead of a château, because it echoes the opulent Roman suburban villas which its builder, Count Wenzel Adalbert of Sternberg, encountered on his long journey. The spectacular houses amidst endless gardens mesmerized him to such a degree that he decided to transfer a piece of the “Eternal City” to his native country. The young count was lucky in selecting both the site and the artists who were to make his dream come true. The construction of the early Baroque château began in 1679. The project was executed by an architect of French origin, Jean Baptiste Mathey, whose design exploited his experiences from his sojourn to Italy and was inspired by a typical Roman suburban villa. The central and dominant feature of the entire mass of the construction is a large hall with a corridor running to both sides and with an enfilade of adjoining salons. On the sides, the building is both vertically and horizontally enclosed by two-storey towering belvederes. The sculptural decoration of the two-armed staircase leading to the garden was entrusted to the Dresden artists Georg and Paul Hermanns. The monumental sculptures on the staircase symbolize the Titans fighting the Classical gods. The individual sculptures along the perimeter of the staircase represent Classical gods, allegories of periods of the day and year and allegories of continents. Most of the paintings found on the ground floor of the château were created by Carpoforo Tencalla, while Francesco Marchetti and his son Giovanni Francesco worked on the first floor. The Flemish painters Abraham and Isaak Godyns were summoned by the builder to execute the illusive decoration of the large main hall. Permanent exhibition: Architecture and Decoration of Troja Château. Troja Château also hosts short-term exhibitions which are adapted to the specific character of its interiors.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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U Trojskeho Zamku 4/1, Prague 171 00, Czech Republic
Praha 7
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+420 283 851 614
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While not furnished, the rooms of Troja Chateau are far from empty. Some of them have sculptures and garden statuary on display, but all of them have extensive artwork to view on the walls and ceilings. Wonderful views of the chateau's grounds are also to...More

Thank Alicia M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place with all the ingredients for artlovers Architecture +painted ceilings+sculptures +gardens. Baroque villa (like a romans villas)with a impressive mains stairs,the walls of the individuals rooms of the interior were hung with paintings. I had extremely pleasant surprise.

Thank juany m
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

Very nice chateu with amazing park close to the zoo. You can enjoy statues and fountains in the park. Amazing place

Thank Stevostef
Reviewed May 12, 2017

Troja Chateau is a 17th century stately home with beautifully frescoed walls and ceilings. No furniture left in any of the rooms (except the modern chairs in the ballroom, which is probably used for concerts). Marvelous staircase from the garden to the ballroom. It is...More

Thank Galina I
Reviewed April 21, 2017

It is a really nice castle, opposite of Zoo. Very nice painting on ceiling and wall, not many people. We visited on Friday, open from 13:00 to 18:00. other days open from 10:00 to 18:00. Monday is closed.

Thank Haodong H
Reviewed November 11, 2016

Less famous and wanted than other czech attractions. The good side of it is that you'll find less crowded excursions over there.

Thank g_marianaa
Reviewed September 25, 2016

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...More

3  Thank Dominique B
Reviewed August 5, 2016

The castle is beautiful. BUT!! They have removed all the pictures inside. The collection was great!!! They were better than in the gallery in the center of Prague. Also there was a very nice collection of the portraits of former Prague mayors. And now there...More

1  Thank Firuza66
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

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...More

3  Thank Awilger
Reviewed June 23, 2016

Beautiful place ,free ,very clean and very relaxing ,near the zoo . not exactly in Prague , need bus to get there , and its not open every day . I like the peaceful there , nice garden with maze and cherry trees ,nice sculptors...More

Thank Yosef P
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Is it open in November/December?
September 6, 2015|
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Response from Kateřina L | Property representative |
No, unfortunately, The château is closed during the winter season, from November to April.
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