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Summer Palace of Queen Anne (Belvedere) (Letohradek kralovny Anny) description and photos - Czech Republic: Prague. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Letohradek kralovny Anny.
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If you walk to Prague Castle from the Hradcanska metro station, your way will pass by the Royal Gardens (Kralovska Zagrada), which you can walk through absolutely free from 10 am to 6 p.m. The main pearl of the Kralovske Zagrada is the Queen Anne's Summer Palace, or Belvedere. This small building, built in the Italian Renaissance style, with a green tile roof resembles a precious box. According to art critics, this is the most beautiful Renaissance palace in the Czech Republic.
The Belvedere was built by order of Ferdinand I of Habsburg, who wanted to please his beloved wife, Queen Anne. Construction began in 1538 and lasted until 1565. The Queen died of childbirth much earlier than the palace was completed. The inconsolable widower ordered to pay special attention to the decoration of the palace, perpetuating the memory of his wife with the help of a bas-relief, on which you can see the king presenting a flower to his wife.
Queen Anne's Summer Palace is also associated with the name of the famous astronomer Tycho Brahe. This renowned scientist conducted his research there. Emperor Rudolph II used the Belvedere to store a collection of paintings. A safe haven for such precious pieces of art was precarious and was subsequently plundered. Some of the missing canvases from the collection of Rudolf II are now on display in the Louvre.
Nowadays various art exhibitions are held in the Belvedere building. Sometimes the President of the Czech Republic receives distinguished guests here.
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