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Belvedere Palace, Vienna
(4.4/5 based on 9,500+ reviews on the web)
The former residence of Austrian Prince Eugene of Savoy, Belvedere Palace represents a historic complex housing important Austrian art. The two Baroque palaces, Upper and Lower Belvedere, are set in a park among decorative fountains and Baroque sculptures. Each palace is home to collections of expressionism, impressionism, contemporary art, medieval art, and Baroque art. The Upper Palace is best known for the Klimt Room, where you'll find an impressive exhibit of the works of Gustav Klimt, including "The Kiss." In addition to the two palaces, visit the orangery and the palace stables for an additional glimpse into Austrian art. Work out when and for how long to visit Belvedere Palace and other Vienna attractions using our handy Vienna travel itinerary maker.
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  • I went with friends for a visit of the magnificent palace which I have already written extensively in my previous review. The walk in the immense Park was enjoyable even in winter but obviously lacked the color effect offered on sunny seasons by the rich green flower beds. However the upper Belvedere can always impose majestic as you can see in the attached photos. If you enjoyed this review, you can read about my many other for Vienna and I'm glad a click on: is it useful?
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  • We visited the Upper Belvedere on an icy day in December. Not a time for wandering in the grounds (which were bare anyway) but for having a hot drink in the tiny cafe and then wandering round the impr...  more »
  • The finest exhibition of Klimt to see. No shortage of other beautiful works. Upper Belvedere works of romanticism, realism and Impressionism (no shortage of Van Gogh, Monet, etc.) Lower Belvedere, as well as Klimt, Kokoschka and other Expressionists. Not to be missed.
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  • Worth the visit! The tour can include visits to art galleries, fixed and itinerant (where photos are not allowed!). It has a beautiful esplanade with two large gardens. The back has a lake, very beautiful too.
  • The building and the gardens were more beautiful and more worth it than the exhibitions inside the palace itself. The lower Belvedere part is not worth the money one pays for a ticket. The exhibition in Upper Belvedere I found a bit badly organised - a poor combination of late 19th to early 20th century items with modern art installations, which I personally found too incompatible.
  • Very nice gallery if you like artists like klimt. Famous painting "the kiss" can be found here. Parks and fountains are beautful. If you want to walk around the gardens it is better to come during cooler days because trees are not very tall, hence their is little shade.
  • i went there 2 month ago it was verey intresting place great museum and beautiful park
  • Really liked the lower palace and the gardens. The view from the upper palace was good, apart from that it was just okay.