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UPCES trip to the Sternberg Palace

14 April, 2011

Upcoming UPCES excursion to the Sternberg Palace Museum

The Sternberg Palace is Prague's premier gallery for European art. Join UPCES for an afternoon excursion to this palace museum, perched on the Prague Castle Hill.


The Sternberg Palace exhibits European art mainly from the Classical Era to the Baroque, with emphasis on the 14th to 18th centuries. There are also works of art from ancient Greece and Rome.

The Sternberg Palace is one of the most famous residences surrounding the Prague Castle. Its impressive architecture and rich decoration makes it a prime example of the High Baroque style.

Vaclav Vojtech Count of Sternberg commissioned the palace in 1698. The building includes a monumental staircase, beautiful stucco walls, a bronze statue of a lion in the middle of the courtyard. The palace was used by the army during the World War II. and it became a barracks of Prague Castle Guard in 1945.

 

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DETAILS:
Date: Thursday, May 5
Leaving from CERGE lobby at 3pm
RSVP by Tuesday, May 3