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The Liechtenstein Palace is considered one of the most beautiful baroque palace complexes located in the Mala Strana region.
The palace was built by order of Prince Johann Adam Andres I von Liechtenstein. Initially, the project was carried out by the architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, who was later replaced by Domenico Egidio Rossi. The construction of the palace began in 1692, the architect Domenico Martinelli was appointed the head of the construction work.
The famous Prague masters were engaged in the decoration of the palace. The stucco molding by the sculptor Santino Bussi is a rare example of Baroque ornamentation, created according to the tastes of that era.
The palace complex was conceived as a country villa, where a large salon was arranged on the ground floor, from where two grand staircases led to the next floors to the princes' apartments. In 1910, one of the rooms housed a library transported from Mayorathaus to Herrengasse.
The interior of the palace was decorated with paintings by the Italian Marcantino Franceschini – favorite artist of Prince Johann. All rooms of the palace are decorated with unusually beautiful frescoes. The ceilings in the rooms on the ground floor were painted by Johann Michael Rothmayr.
One of the attractions of the palace is the Hall of Hercules, located on the second floor. The hall was decorated in 1704 by Andrea Pozzo – master of the Romanesque baroque.
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Topic: Palace of the Liechtenstein in the Czech Republic, Prague spa.