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Belvedere Palace, Vienna

Categories: Art Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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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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  • For Klimt lovers but not only... Nice view over gardens. I personally did not like the modern installations in the palace 
  • What a treat to actually be in a room full of Gustave Klimt's paintings - to see The Kiss in person should not be missed. 
  • It actually consists of two palaces separated by a beautiful park. The permanent collection offers some of the best Klimt works, so a must see for any Klimt fan, but the rest of the collection is also...  read more »
  • Art museum in a historic palace with beautiful grounds and a great view of the city. Large collection of Klimt and other Secession artists, though the collection includes art from all eras. Getting there requires a walk or a tram (easy), which reduces the number of tourists that make the effort, but it's worth your time for sure.
  • Iconic Vienna. A palace on one of the few hills near the centre of Vienna. Swarming with tourists, particularly in summer, it is one of the sights to see. The front has a reflection pond in front of the palace that will give you great instagram fodder. Gardens are very pretty. Museum divided into upper and lower Belvedere. Lower Belvedere has religious art. Upper has a lot of Klimt. The famous painting that adorns so much tourist stuff here, the kiss, has pride of place. There is also Schiller, a talented man in his own right and some Monet. The gallery can heave with tourists and it won't be a quiet experience, but worth it. Check out Messerschmidts sculpture too. Staff are fine. Bit pricey but the Upper Belvedere gallery is a must, the paintings displayed in lower are similar to Kunsthistoriche on the ring.
  • The exterior is stunning, but the gardens leave something to be desired. The palaces have been repurposed as art musuems. The galleries are very nice with some significant works in each. Some of the original interior architecture and design has been maintained. In other areas, it has been disappointingly renovated to look more like an art gallery.
  • Obviously Klimt's work is incredible but it seems that the museum knows it will receive enough visitors for 'the kiss' alone and doesn't bother to curate the rest of the museum with any care. The building itself inside the museum is not well maintained, space is poorly used and the lighting is so bad that you cannot properly see the work itself. I love Klimt so I came to visit but was extremely disappointed in the museum and it is outrageously overpriced for what it offers. Somebody is making a great deal of money and not putting any real work into it. The Belvedere really doesn't deserve to have Klimt's work!
  • Sprawling grounds, beautiful and must see —I was unable to go inside since I arrived after 6 p.m. and it was closed. —However, I was pleasantly surprised to gain access to the grounds, which are massive. —Majestic w/it's sprawling grounds which were active in the evenings w/runners and families enjoying the area.
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