This huge, baroque garden is an oasis of peace amid the bustle of Malá Strana's streets. Created for Duke Albrecht of Wallenstein in the...
Palace Gardens Beneath Prague Castle
The beautiful, terraced gardens on the steep southern slopes below the castle date from the 17th and 18th centuries, when they were...
This lower gate is a convenient entry to the castle complex if approaching from the Malostranská metro station (line A).
Terasa U Zlaté studně
Perched atop a Renaissance mansion within a champagne cork’s pop of the castle, ‘At the Golden Well’ combines some of Prague's finest...
Valdštejnské náměstí 4 · interesting places nearby
Wallenstein Palace information
Valdštejnské náměstí, a small square northeast of Malostranské náměstí, is dominated by the monumental 1630 palace of Albrecht of Wallenstein , general of the Habsburg armies, who financed its construction with properties confiscated from Protestant nobles he defeated at the Battle of Bílá Hora in 1620. It now houses the Senate of the Czech Republic, with limited public access.
Enter via the Senate Information Centre in the first courtyard – the self-guided tour takes in the more spectacularly decorated parts of the palace. The ceiling fresco in the Baroque Hall shows Wallenstein as a warrior at the reins of a chariot, while the unusual oval Audience Hall has a fresco of Vulcan at work in his forge.