Trojský zámek / Troja Chateau

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Troja Palace is a Baroque palace located in Troja, Prague's north-west borough (Czech Republic). It was built for the Counts of Sternberg from 1679 to 1691. The palace is owned by the city of Prague and hosts the 19th century Czech art collections of the City Gallery.

  • * Construction*

The palace's design has been influenced by French and Italian architecture and is mostly the work of French architect Jean Baptiste Mathey. The latter also built the palais Buquoy in Prague, currently the French embassy. Prior to Mathey, Domenico Orsi worked on the castle. Silvestro Carlone was the Master Builder.

  • Gardens

The stairs between the palace and the gardens are the work of two sculptors from Dresden: Johann Georg and Paul Heermann. They sculpted statues representing the fight of Gods and giants. The terrace is decorated with a rare collection of vases made by Bombelli, also active in Slavkov u Brna, at Slavkov-Austerlitz castle (close to Brno).

  • Decoration

The palace's main rooms is decorated with a magnificent baroque Habsburg's apotheosis. Many mythological elements are presented in this trompe-l'œil decoration. It was realised by the brothers Abraham and Isaac Godyn, painters from Anvers who arrived at the castle in 1690. Francesco Marchetti and his son Giovanni realised most of the other paintings in the castle.

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Comments (85)

giselaplewe on February 5, 2013

Eine sehr schöne Ansicht. LIKE gisela

Premysl on February 7, 2013

Thank you all for the encouraging comments, like, YSL. I read your comments very carefully and I appreciate that. I'll be glad when you come to see my gallery again :)


Many greetings to my Panoramio friends

Přemysl

Merz_René on July 13, 2013

Excellent framed and very beautiful lights: YSL

Kind regards, René

ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ ΑΡΓΥΡΙΟΥ on November 26, 2013

Υπέροχη εικόνα απο ενα πανέμορφο μέρος,πλούσια χρώματα και σπουδαία γοητευτική ομορφιά!Φιλικούς χαιρετισμούς,Χρήστος!!!

Erol Barutçugil on February 3

Beautiful and very elegant architecture, nice composition, very good details, vivid colors., perfect perspective. Fav+Like. Greetings.Erol

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Photo taken in U trojského zámku 1/4, 171 00 Prague-Praha-Troja, Czech Republic

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  • Uploaded on February 19, 2012
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    by Premysl
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1100D
    • Taken on 2012/02/18 17:56:41
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/625)
    • Focal Length: 31.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO400

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