Ah Prague – amongst one of my top favorite cities on my own personal euro-trip is home of the Lobkowicz Palace; just one of the great buildings I saw when I was there. As of recently this grand structure has been opened to the public, an idea that was probably no more than a wild future fantasy of the Lobkowicz family some hundreds of years ago. The palace which lies inside of the Prague Castle was this weeks topic in the article – Bohemian Rhapsody: A Prague Restoration. Below is a piece from the article:
After a multimillion-dollar restoration (all the money was privately raised by Lobkowicz, a former real estate broker), the palace’s 60 rooms, including a handsome music salon that hosts daily concerts, have been returned to their Baroque and Rococo opulence. Beneath its frescoed ceilings, the building holds a treasure trove of European cultural heritage: original scores of Beethoven’s Fourth and Fifth Symphonies, two paintings by Italian master Canaletto, and Pieter Brueghel the Elder’s 1565 masterpiece Haymaking, possibly the finest example of the artist’s work still in private hands. And now, for the first time in history, it’s all open to the public.
For more information on the palace please visit Travel & Leisure