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Belvedere Palace Vienna
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Visiting The Belvedere Palace in Vienna- A Handy Guide

The Belvedere Palace is basically one of the historical building complexes located in Vienna, Austria. It is divided into a couple of Baroque palaces which is split into upper and lower Belvedere. Along with the Belvedere Museum, these two buildings are the most historical buildings in Austria. The palace complex was a summer residence of Prince Eugene. This palace emerged during the era of hectic construction in the state of Vienna. It was at that time when both the home along with imperial capital was the base of the ruling Habsburg group.

This place is depicted as a heritage site as per UNESCO. Both the houses are a storehouse of Austrian art that ranges from the period of middle ages to modern times. The lower Belvedere is the venue for the top temporary exhibition. In this show, the art of the place is being presented on an international level, as per the original mission that was started in the year 1903. Shows of all the major Austrian arts are depicted and most of it was centred on Austrian art along with the exhibition.

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The Upper and the Lower Belvedere

It was during the period 1712 to 1716, the construction of the lower Belvedere took place. This place could be accessed from Rennweg, and this was through the central gate incorporate in the form of initials along with arms. In fact, the entrance led you to the Marble Hall. The Lower Belvedere was normally a residence, while the upper one was designed for prestige and pomp. A vast majority of the collections of the Prince were housed at this place.

The construction upon the upper Belvedere began quite early as 1717, and construction was so advanced that Prince Eugene was supposed to receive the Turkish ambassador on October 2nd 1719. The work of the decoration began in 1718 and the construction of the building was completely over in 1723. The plan to build this place was engrossed with the idea of having a beautiful view of the city. With the passage of time paintings were transferred from the Stall burg to the Upper Belvedere and this was opened to the public. One of the major highlights of this place is the painting of Klimt with the iconic kiss.


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This worked out to be a winter garden that could be heated. Since the roof along with the south façade could be removed in summer the orange trees could stay in place and there was no need to carry it out as well.

Belvedere Museum Exhibitions When people visit Vienna, it is recommended that they visit the Belvedere Museum, especially if they are lovers of art and want to experience some of the most beautiful artworks. Belvedere Museum exhibitions take the art lovers on a journey of ecstasy and marvel. The museum is home to art pieces and exhibitions like The Kiss by Gustav Klimt, and Talking Heads which is a depiction of fury, fear and lust, and it is believed that artists are fascinated by these emotions being portrayed in the form of paintings or other arts. The City of Women is another fantastic exhibition that displays the work of the female artists in the city of Vienna from the year 1900 to 1938. Leopold Kiesling, the Myth of Mars and Venus with Cupid is an exhibition that unveils the political agenda behind the marriage of Napoleon I and Emperor Francis II (I)’s daughter Marie Louise.

Though convertible buildings were very much part of Italian and German culture, assembling along with dismantling the structures worked out to be a labour prone process. No way denying the fact that this place was a masterpiece of carpentry, though things changed considerably after the death of the prince with modifications at its peak.

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