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The national gallery, which contains all the masterpieces that the country has, is everywhere. The museum owes its birth to the union of Czech patrons of the 18th century. The museum was opened to the general public only at the beginning of the 20th century, and passed into the hands of the state only at the end of the 30s.
Exposition of the Schoenberg Palace It was opened only in 2003. Of interest is not only the exposition of the museum, but also the preserved interior of several halls, as well as the palace itself, which has long served as a haven for the country's defense ministry.
On the ground floor of the museum, visitors get acquainted with German and Austrian paintings of the 16-18th centuries (times of the Holy Roman Empire). Among the exhibits are works by Dürer, Lucas Cranach. Here is an excellent collection of miniature sculptures, a collection of prints and drawings, as well as objects of applied art, which enriched the museum collection more recently.
The second floor of the museum introduces the exhibits of ancient Greece and Rome from the collections of noble Czech families of the 18th century. Several interesting sculptural portraits, fragments of mosaics - the collection is not very large.
Then follows a rather large collection of Renaissance paintings. Of interest is the abundance of unknown names, but the level of all the works is masterpiece. In addition to secular painting, several delightful icons of artists from the Tuscan and Venetian schools are represented. Particular attention should be paid to the works of Florentine masters of the late Renaissance.
The third floor of the palace is given over to the Baroque painting collection. Represented by Rembrandt, El Greco, Rubens, Van Dyck, Tintoretto, Ribeira, Goya. The office of the famous philanthropist of the first half of the 19th century was recreated here, thanks to which the palace has such an impressive number of masterpieces.
The palace constantly hosts exhibitions from collections of other museums in the Czech Republic and Europe. For temporary exhibitions do not need to pay extra. The museum is well equipped. All the necessary information is available in colorful guidebooks in several languages.
Entrance ticket - 150 CZK. The institution works daily, except for the usual day off for museums - Monday. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.