Discover the history of one of Bohemia’s oldest noble families at Lobkowicz Palace (Lobkowiczký Palác in Czech), the only private property within Prague Castle.
This sumptuous Baroque building located at the far end of the Prague Castle complex, near the exit leading to the Old Castle Steps, is still owned by the noble Lobkowicz family.
The palace is open to the public and inside you can admire works of art of the highest value from the Lobkowicz’s private collection, as well as personal items belonging to members of the family. You can delight in art, but also in music: classical music events are held daily in the palace’s concert hall.
In the palace’s elegant gift shop you can buy fine gifts to take home, such as jewellery, glassware, silk scarves and bottles of wine produced in the award-winning Lobkowicz cellars.
The Lobkowicz Collections together represent the largest and oldest private collection in the Czech Republic, comprising works of great historical and artistic value.
Spread over 22 elegant galleries, the Lobkowicz Museum exhibits some of the most important pieces from this extremely rich collection. In particular, when visiting the museum you can admire
The captivating audio guide narration, available in several languages, covers centuries of European history and will let you discover how the Lobkowicz nobles lost – and got back – their heritage twice, first to the Nazis and then to the communist regime.
You can buy a ticket for a visit to the museum housed inside the palace or for the concert of the day, or a combo ticket that includes both a visit to the museum and access to Prague Castle.
Lobkowicz Palace was built in the second half of the 16th century by Czech nobleman Jaroslav Pernštejn, whose daughter married Zdeněk Vojtěch, the first Prince Lobkowicz. It was through this marriage that the palace passed to the Lobkowicz family.
After the Battle of White Mountain the Catholic Lobkowicz family consolidated their power; the palace then took on a more formal air and was used for ceremonies and political meetings. Later the palace was redecorated in the Italian Baroque style by Václav Eusebius, the second Lobkowicz prince. The exterior façade of the palace was redesigned in the 18th century.
With the exception of the years 1939-2002, when it was confiscated first by the Nazis and then by the Communists, the palace remained and is still owned by the Lobkowicz family.
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