Belvedere Palace (Schloss Belvedere)

#9 in Best Things To Do in Vienna
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Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 27

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Castles/Palaces, Museums, Sightseeing Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.9scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

If you're can't get your art fix at either the MuseumsQuartier or the Kunsthistorisches Museum, you're sure to find satisfaction at Belvedere. There are actually two palaces here – separated by an ornate 17th-century French-style garden – which some say are the best examples of Baroque architecture in the world. Formerly home to such notable Austrian figures as Prince Eugene of Savoy and Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the buildings now house an impressive array of Austrian art from such renowned artists as Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka. Travelers love the gardens, ornate buildings and array of paintings on display at this attraction.

Belvedere Palace sits just southeast of the Innere Stadt, between the Wieden and Landstrasse districts. It is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the Lower Belvedere building offering extended hours on Wednesdays. Admission varies depending on the different buildings you're interested in visiting and special exhibits on display; though, children up to 18 can enter for free at all sites. Guided tours are available and there are a variety of combo ticket packages available as well. For more information, visit the palace's website.

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