The Belvedere Palace (Schloss Belvedere)
Another highlight right next to Vienna's city centre are two magnificent baroque palaces called the Belvedere (Upper Belvedere and Lower Belvedere) that lies in the middle of a truly splendid park. This marvel was constructed for Prince Eugene of Savoy in the late 17th century. Belvedere actually means "beautiful view" in Italian and is one of the nicest spots to visit so close in the 3rd Viennese District - easily reachable by foot!
Take a stroll around the gardens or visit one of the 2 museums located here. Both palaces house host some of Vienna's most famous museums - the exhibitions here feature world famous Austrian paintings.
In the Lower Palace on the bottom of the hill you will be able to visit the "Österreichisches Barockmuseum" (Austrian Museum of Baroque Art) - mainly Austrian Art of the 18th century is exhibited in these grand rooms and halls - a truly superb experience if you like it more classical.
On top of the hill you will find the Upper Palace. Here you will be able to see what is called the "Austrian Gallery". It exhibits an outstanding collection of 19th- and 20th-century Austrian paintings. The most important representative of the Secession art nouveau movement , i.e. Gustav Klimt (housing his most famous painting "The Kiss"), Egon Schiele or Oskar Kokoschka among many others are to be viewed and admired in these premises - not to be missed if you are into art nouveau paintings.
All exhibitions here are really outstanding in the Belvedere. Go and have a look - note that the architecture and interior design are Viennese rococo style - one of its fines examples to see in Vienna! For exhibition and further information we suggest you check the website.