Sternberg Palace in Prague
Sternberg Palace is an amazing baroque castle in the Czech Republic. In fact, Sternberg Palace is one of the surrounding Prague Castles. It is a wonderful example of the highest and required step in Baroque architecture, and offers such a brilliant interior decoration that it is something that can never be forgotten.
Today Sternberg Palace is used by the National Gallery in Prague, and there you can see some of the best works of the world famous European masters. The castle Sternberg can be reached easily from the Palace Square in Prague.
Exposures in the castle were open to the public after the renovation in 2002 and 2003. In the three-storey palace within its beautiful halls and corridors you can see the works of art from the classical era to the late Baroque era, as most have pictures of the 14th and 18th century.
Sternberg Palace itself was built between between 1697 and 1707 for Count Wenceslas Adalbert. As part of the National Gallery in Prague Sternberg Palace was opened back in 1949.
From the last 7-8 years Sternberg has been a real delight for anyone who loves art. The first part of the exhibition includes works of art from Ancient Greece and Rome. On the first floor of the palace you can see the popular works from the period between the 14th and 16th century, as there are collections from the Archduke Franz Ferdinand d'Este.
There are pictures of the great Tuscan masters like Lorenzo Monaco, works of Venetian art school and masterpieces of Florentine artists A. Bronzino, A. Allori.
On the second floor of the palace are the works of Italian, Spanish, French and Dutch masters from the 16th to 18th century. There, anyone who visits the castle can find remarkable paintings from the great artists such as Tintoretto, Ribera, Tiepolo, El Greco, Goya, Rubens and Van Dyck.
Collections from the Flemish and Dutch masters are represented by works of Rembrandt, Hals, Terborch and Van Goyen. All of them are of very high quality. On the ground floor of the castle Sternberg you can see the exhibition of German and Austrian artists, mostly paintings dating between the 16th century and 18th century.
Among the beautiful paintings you'll see some of the most famous works of European paintings, such as "The Feast of the Rosary" by Albrecht Dürer.
The picture was completed in Venice in 1506 and was later purchased and transported to Prague by Emperor Rudolf II.
Besides the beautiful works of fine art throughout the halls of Sternberg Palace, you can see great paintings from various collections of small statues and sculptures from different periods.