Troja chateau

The Troja chateau is situated in Prague 7, outside of the historic center but it is undoubtedly worth visiting. With a tram or bus we can reach it in 30 minutes. The Troja chateau is a striking building which rather resembles a Roman suburban villa. Its builder, Wenzel Adalbert Count von Sternberg, a member of one of the oldest and most influential noble families in Bohemia, traveled extensively in 1663-1664 around Europe. In Rome he was so much impressed by magnificent spacious villas that he decided to bring a piece of the Eternal City back to his native land.

The name Troja was given to this place because according to the reports of the time, the ruins of an old mill and a summer chateau reminded people of the ruins of the ancient Troy.

The chateau Troja , built from 1678-1695 by one of the leading architects of the time Jean –Baptiste Mathey, holds a supreme position in the context of Bohemian Baroque art. We will enter the chateau climbing an oval flight of steps decorated by impressive statues representing the fighting Olympians and Titans. Inside we will admire the painted and sculptural decorations. The highlight is the main hall, the Hapsburg Hall adorned with frescoes celebrating the Habsburg family. We will walk through the Chinese chambers where porcelain, lacquer, silk and other objects imported from China are displayed. In several rooms the art collection of the City Gallery of Prague is exhibited. This collection includes a number of works by major representatives of 19th century Czech painting.

In the chateau’s original cellars we can see an exhibition about the history of Czech viticulture. Wine tasting and a possibility to purchase Bohemian and Moravian wines is offered.

From the beautiful garden you can enjoy an unusual view of Prague Castle. In the vicinity of the chateau are situated the Prague ZOO and the Botanical garden, and are worth visiting.

Duration: 3 hours

Group size (price per group)
1-2 3-6 7 and more
Guiding 1700 CZK 2000 CZK 2300 CZK

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Terms and conditions

Admission:
120 CZK (adults) | 60 CZK (students)