Address: Hradčanské náměstí 15, Praha 1 – Hradčany, +420 233 090 570, www.ngprague.cz
The National Gallery's special collection of European art from the Classical era till the end of the Baroque period is housed in the Baroque Sternberg Palace, just off of Hradčanské Náměstí in Prague's Castle District.
Similar to the Troja Chateau, this important Baroque monument was built for Count Václav Vojtěch of Sternberg and his wife. On the ground floor of the palace you will find an exhibition of German and Austrian art from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, including the famous painting The Feast of the Rosary by Albrecht Dürer from 1506 which calls Prague home thanks to Emperor Rudolph II. The splendid halls of the first floor of the palace contain works of art from the period of ancient Greece and Rome, and the famous Este collection of Italian art from the 14th-16th centuries including works by Tuscan masters, works from the Venetian School and examples of Florentine Mannerism, as well as older Dutch paintings. On the second floor, visitors can see works of art by Spanish, Italian, French and Dutch painters from the 16th through the 18th centuries, including big names such as the world-famous Goya, Rubens, El Greco, Tintoretto, van Dyck, Rembrandt, and others. On the lowest level of the Sternberg Palace there is also the NG Sternberg Cafe, where you can stop for a refreshing cup of coffee and a dessert after touring the gallery. The Sternberg Palace is open every day, except Mondays, from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m.
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