Prague Sightseeing: Troy Castle
Troy Castle – First Country Palace Built in Prague. It is located on the shores of Vltava a few kilometers from the city center. Now the palace premises occupies a gallery of Czech painting and sculpture of the XIX century. The castle was built in the Baroque style in 1679-1691. The customer was the young Count Waclav Vetheh Sternberg, who decided to build a castle, which in the Czech Republic did not know. Sample steel Roman city villas.
Italian and Dutch artists worked on intricate frescoes inside the palace. The richer is decorated with a Habsburg hall, where the plander is located "Apotheosis of Gabsburgs", dedicated to the victory of the Austrian rulers over the Turks. The frescoes of the Troysky Castle have one interesting feature: thanks to the use of TROMLY technique, the image seems to be volumetric. Over magnificent statues adorning a two-hours staircase leading on the terrace, German masters worked. Sculptures depict the scenes from Greek mythology: it is believed that just due to the passion of masters by antique plots the castle and was named Troysky – in honor of the ancient Troy. Later, the title of Troy spread to all suburb.
The castle surrounds a picturesque garden created in the best traditions of French garden-park art. It is decorated with fountains and traditional for baroque parks Labyrinth of a sleeper. Walking around the Troyky Park. Next to the Palace, in the suburb of Troy, also include a zoo and a botanical garden.
Troysky Palace and Park Complex Built in Baroque style
Built in 1703. Two-storey front staircase is the main decoration of the castle
Working hours: Monday – day off. On Friday from 13:00 to 18:00. On the other days from 10:00 to 18:00. For winter from November to March, the castle is closed to visit.
Ticket price: adult – 120 crowns, kids – 60 kroons, preferential ticket for pensioners – 30 crowns, family – 250 kroons.
Troy card, giving the right to visit the castle, as well as nearby Zoo and Botanical Garden – 280 CZK. The map operates from April to September, so it is not necessary to visit all three objects in one day.
How to get: By bus №112, which leaves from the metro station Nádraží Holešovice, to the stop of ZOOLOGICKÁ ZAHRADA.