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Queen Anna´s summer palace

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The Belvedere
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The summer palace of Queen Anna, also called Belvedere, was built by Emperor Ferdinand the First for his wife Queen Anna as part of the Royal Garden, which was just being designed. The Renaissance edifice based on the project by the Italian architect Paolo della Stella was carried out between 1557 and 1563 by Bonifác Wohlmut. It is one of the purest Renaissance architecture in the transalpine countries. It has a rectangular horizontal

projection and the ground floor follows the arcade balcony made of archivolts on Ionic columns. The building features the characteristic carinate roof. Rich decorations feature reliefs by Paolo della Stella and his coworkers depicting scenes from the mythology of Greek and Roman history. Around the middle of the 19th century, a fresco cycle was completed on the first floor depicting historical events in the Czech lands.

GPS: 50° 5′ 37.92″ N, 14° 24′ 19.09″ E

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Ulice Mariánské hradby Město Praha 1


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