Belvedere Prague: summer residence for the wife of Ferdinand I

belvedere prague
belvedere prague

The Belvedere palace, built by King Ferdinand II as a summer residence for his wife Anna, is distinguished by the traits distinctly Renaissance and the magnificent view over Prague.

This building was built in the sixteenth century, simultaneously with the royal garden. In the frieze of the arcades on the ground floor it has an ornamental motif, depicting themes from Greek mythology. The ornaments are supplemented by sculptures of gods and a portrait of Ferdinand I.

The dining room was painted in the nineteenth century by C. Ruben. The famous astronomer Tycho Brahe stayed for a short time in the Belvedere.

In the vicinity of the building is the Fountain Canterina of 1568, work in bronze artist T. Jaros, whose name derives from the particular melody that seems to produce the water coming into contact with the tank water.