Tourists in a Garden Valdstejnska - Prague, Czech Republic
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N 50° 05.393 E 014° 24.438
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Wallenstein Garden and Palace
Waymark Code: WM186ZM
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 06/11/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
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Wallenstein Garden adjoins the palace of the same name. The Senate of the Czech Republic, the upper house of the Czech Parliament, is seated in this palace. The garden is known for its meticulously trimmed geometric shapes of boxwood and yew hedges, as well as its rich sculptural decoration. During the summer season, numerous cultural and social events take place in the garden.

"Wallenstein Palace and its garden is one of the most prominent buildings of the Czech Early Baroque period. Today, Wallenstein Palace is the seat of the Senate of the Czech Republic. The garden has become a pleasant place for relaxation for locals, and a venue for cultural events hosted by the Senate. The complex also includes the Wallenstein Riding School, which nowadays hosts some of the best exhibitions in town.  
The construction of the palace and garden in 1623 - 1630 was commissioned by Albrecht of Wallenstein, one of the richest and most powerful Czech noblemen of the time. His intention was to build a palace that would equal, in terms of size and grandeur, Prague Castle, the then residence of the Czech King. He invited Italian architects and craftsmen who constructed an urban palace in the Early Baroque style, undeniably monumental for its time. The facade features hundreds of both real and blind windows as well as  dozens of portals, dormers and stucco elements. Part of the decoration is the motif of a lion’s head - a symbol from the original owner’s heraldic coat of arms, also featured on the wooden gates and doors. The interiors are also decorated in Baroque style - the ceilings are adorned with abundant stuccos and frescoes depicting dynamic figures in movement.
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Location City and Country: Prague, Czech Republic

Name of Location or Landmark: Wallenstein Garden and Palace

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