Tucked inside the stunning Prague Castle complex is the privately owned Lobkowicz Palace and Museum. This museum belongs to the Lobkowicz family and has stood strong through a great deal of historical events. Stop by when visiting the Prague Castle complex and St. Vitus Cathedral to check out the museum and café.
Spending a day at the palace museumLobkowicz Palace attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year, all wanting to explore the beautiful building and its collections. The museum displays a variety of historical and cultural artefacts, with paintings by Canaletto and Velázquez being some of its biggest draws. The collection's centuries old military weapons and original scores of work by Beethoven and Mozart are just a few of the palace's other main attractions.
Inside you can learn about the history of the Lobkowicz family itself, which is one of the last surviving Bohemian noble houses. If you would like to be transported back to the past through music, get tickets to one of their many Midday Classic Concert events. Seated inside the palace concert hall you can enjoy the music while admiring the Baroque style architecture. Afterwards, get something to eat at the Café.
A historical monument in PragueThis structure has seen a number of interesting events in its time. As it was built in the 1500’s it has survived both World Wars. Although it was confiscated during the Nazi regime, and then by the Communists in the 1900’s, it made it back to the Lobkowicz family in the end. It also played a role in another important event, the Defenestration of Prague. In this strange occurrence, Catholic Imperial Ministers were thrown from the third floor window, as a form of execution by Protestant rebels. Fortunately, they survived and were given shelter in Lobkowicz Palace by the princess.
The fascinating Lobkowicz Palace can be easily reached from our nearby Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel in Prague. With castle views from your room, the hotel provides a lavish and convenient location to explore the whole city center. Castle lovers can also explore the 10th century Vyšehrad Castle, situated on a hill above the Vltava River.