Sternberg Palace, Prague

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  • During our visit we agreed not to the Palace, but see it on the outside was very curious, while we find calm in the vicinity of the Prague Castle. It is a very large and powerful building located on the side of a little square.
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  • Skipped the Castle and paid for a ticket here instead. Very quiet on a busy weekend in July. No photos of the art allowed but it was lovely to look around at a leisurely pace. Staff do follow you arou...  more »
  • In Prague's National Gallery Department of the Šternberský palác exhibited that European works from between about 1400-1700. Here are many pictures of both the large and famous masters but also of lesser-known painters. When one starts the ride around in the many halls, one comes first through two floors where there are exhibited Italian, Dutch and Spanish works, and also a few in the Department on the other side of the courtyard seen German and Austrian pictures. Here you will also find His Raphons impressive passion altar from 1499 with a large, Central image of the crucifixion and on each side four smaller images that tell about the events of Holy Thursday until the day of Pentecost. What surprised me a little was that French art is completely absent in the collection, but there is probably a historical reason. The Museum's site has information about the Museum's history and the contents of the collection. I had only a little more than three hours before the Šternberský palác available closed, and I didn't have enough time to look carefully at the pictures in the last sale with German and Austrian pictures. You have to see this big and beautiful collection thoroughly, devoted four hours or more to visit. The collection of the Šternberský palác is not like the major museums in Paris, London, Amsterdam or Vienna, for here is not nearly as many works, but the quality of the images fails nothing in this wonderful museum, and are you excited for the classical art, is a visit to the Šternberský palác inevitably, when staying in Prague. Šternberský palác Schwarzenbergský be found directly across from the Palace and Salmovský Palace, where the Prague National Gallery collections of Czech art from approximately 1500 – 1850 can be seen, and inside the Prague Castle you can visit the castle's impressive as art interested Photo Gallery "Obrazárna Prazskeho hradu". All four museums with art is thus available in the area at the main entrance to Prague Castle. As art lover there is nothing to complain about here!
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  • It took us a while to find the entrance of the museum, which is not clearly indicated. The entrance fee is not expensive, and it is free for students (a student card or ID will be required to get the reduction). The museum has a few very nice paintings among its collection, but that's the only thing we appreciated about it. The other painting are quite mediocre, so the experience overall isn't overwhelming, as we believed it would've been instead. Museum guards follow you everywhere as if you could damage the paintings any minute now, and it is extremely unpleasant. It makes the visit stressful and you end up focusing on those weird people following you everywhere rather than on the paintings. Besides they don't want to show you that they're observing you, so they act as if everything's normal. The only reason to visit the museum are the few very beautiful painting that it offers, so I wouldn't recommend it unless you are a huge art fan.
  • The palace entrance was slightly difficult to locate, but once inside my viewing experience was 100% fantastic. There were hoards of tourists outside on the streets wandering around with no public place to just sit and take in the experience. Inside the palace is quiet, very few people there to observe the exhibits. Bonus at the end of it all is the garden behind the palace with tables beneath the trees and a goldfish pond. It was a fantastic retreat from the busy streets in Prague and a moment to reflect on what I observed during the visit. CZK500 to visit more than just a couple of exhibitions was the opportunity of a lifetime for me. These exhibitions are a central theme to a visit in Prague.
  • While the palace, gardens and artwork are all outstanding, my experience was not because of the way I look, different. Being followed very closely by a museum security guard in two different exhibits when I was the only non-Anglo in the room was the first sign of exclusivity. The first guard was so close to me I got scared when I turned away from reading the plaque. Then, I realized he was following just me so, I asked him point blank, "Why are you following me when there are so many other people around?" No reply, just a smirk and continues to follow me into the other room. Later, I move on to another floor of the museum. Another security guard does the same intimidation tactics and nearly follows me out of the museum doors! Maybe he wanted to make sure I wouldn't return and was gone for good or that my kind are not welcome to enjoy art and culture?
  • part of national museum. most of galery is old masters. several Rubins and one Rembrant
  • Excellent and not overwhelming collection. I especially liked the Cranach exhibition. Nice and friendly staff though English is not their strong suit but they make up for it with kindness.

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