There are numerous palaces located in Czech Republic which are worth to be seen.
Here is a list of some of the most beautiful palaces in the country.
- Royal Summer Palace. Royal Summer Palace is also known as Queen Anne’s Summer Palace, was built several centuries ago by Ferdinand I. This is probably the most stylistically pure Renaissance building in the Czech Republic. It is located on the eastern border of the Royal Garden of the Prague Castle. The relief decorations of the palace contain themes from ancient mythology and are the work of the Italian stone carvers. In front of the summer palace you can find the famous Singing Fountain which stands in its original place in a stone pool where it was planted in 1573.
Location: Mariánské hradby 52/1 Praha 1 10000
Nearby sights: Prague Castle, Royal Garden, Singing Fountain
Nearby hotels: Golden Well Hotel, Alchymist Prague Castle Suites, Waldstein Hotel
Official website: http://www.praguecityline.com/prague-monuments/prague-castle-royal-summer-palace
Tel.: +420 224 372 327
- Archbishop’s Palace. Located in Olomouc, this is one of the largest buildings in the city. The palace still serves as the residence of today’s Olomouc bishops. It has hosted a large number of well-known people in its time, many of whom left their mark on European history.
Location: Hradcanske nam. 16 | Castle Square,Prague
Nearby sights: St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle, Sternberg Palace
Nearby hotels: Appia Hotel Residences, Hotel The Golden Wheel, Golden Star
Official website: www.arcibiskupskypalac.ado.cz
Tel.: +420 587 405 421
- Zofin Palace. This majestic place is very popular among Prague’s inhabitants and is a center of city’s social life. It is located on the Slovansky Island which is a real oasis of tranquility in the middle of a hectic city. The current building was erected in 1884 after the island was bought by the municipality.
Location: Slovanský ostrov 226, 110 00 Praha 1
Nearby sights: Vltava River, Zofin Garden, Avenue of the Nation (Narodni Trida)
Nearby hotels: Pohadka, Hotel Andel City Center, Central Apartments Legerova
Official website: http://www.zofin.cz/en/palac-zofin/
Tel.: +420 224 934 880
- Schwarzenberg Palace. It is one of the most striking historic buildings in Prague which occupies a prominent position in Hradcany. The building is also noticeable for its black and white plaster walls. The palace was built between 1445 and 1567 for the aristocratic Lobkowicz family and changed several times over the centuries until the Schwarzenbergs, a powerful Bavarian noble family gained it in 1719. Later they abandoned their property which later housed the National Technical Museum. The interior of the palace include Renaissance paintings from the sixteenth century which represent mythological scenes.
Location: Hradcanske Namesti, 185/2, Prague
Nearby sights: Prague Castle, Nerudova Street, Sternberg Palace
Nearby hotels: Unitas Hotel, Hotel The Golden Wheel, Golden Star
Official website: http://www.ngprague.cz/
Tel.: 224 301 122