Prague Castle Picture Gallery


The same Swedish army that looted the famous bronzes in the Wallenstein Garden in 1648 also nicked Rudolf II’s art treasures. This gallery in the castle's beautiful Renaissance stables houses an exhibition of 16th- to 18th-century European art, based on the Habsburg collection that was begun in 1650 to replace the lost paintings. It includes works by Cranach, Holbein, Rubens, Tintoretto and Titian.

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1. St Vitus Treasury

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On the right of the Second Courtyard, the Chapel of the Holy Cross (1763) houses the St Vitus Treasury, a spectacular collection of ecclesiastical bling…

2. Plečník Monolith

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A noteworthy feature near St Vitus Cathedral is a 16m-tall granite monolith dedicated to the victims of WWI, designed by Slovene architect Jože Plečník in…

4. St George Slaying the Dragon

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Standing in Prague Castle's third courtyard is a copy of a 14th-century bronze figure of St George slaying the dragon; the original is on display in the…

5. St Vitus Cathedral

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Built over a time span of almost 600 years, St Vitus is one of the most richly endowed cathedrals in central Europe. It is pivotal to the religious and…

6. Powder Tower

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A passage to the north of St Vitus Cathedral leads to the Powder Tower, also called Mihulka, which was built in the 15th century as part of the castle’s…

7. Šternberg Palace


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8. Falconer's House


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