Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace

Karlova 2, Praha 1 110 00

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Address:Karlova 2, Praha 1 110 00
Capacity:100
Winter heating:Yes
Wheelchair access:No
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Visit the Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart himself most likely performed.

The late Baroque aristocratic palace is located by the Charles Bridge. This is also the palace where Milos Forman in 1983 filmed parts of his Oscar winning flm Amadeus.
Built on Roman and Gothic foundations. In 1735 Prince Heinrich Paul Mansfeld bought a palace on the Royal Route and rebuilt it to the representative residence. The four wing building features sculptures on the portal (coat-of-arms of Prince Mansfeld, vases and angels) and a fountain with a statue of Neptune in the courtyard. 
The interior of Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace stands out for its magnificent main (dance) hall, so called "Piano Nobile" decorated by beautiful fresco paintings depicting Olympian gods. Amazing not only in terms of their artistic value, the frescoes are also unique as they have been left untouched since their creation in the 1760s, and preserved in great condition. This is something rarely seen elsewhere in Europe!
This hall had most likely witnessed performances of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as the Colloredo-Mansfeld family belonged to the most honored nobility at the time when Mozart often visited Prague (invited by noble families to give concerts). In 1840, the palace held the first exhibition of paintings by the Fine Arts Union. Since 2010 Colloredo-Mansfeld palace houses Gallery of the City of Prague who helds here mainly contemporary Czech art exhibitions.
The Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, designed by European architects and artists, is a great example of Prague's rich cosmopolitan history.


Walking distance from Via Musica shop on Old Town Square:
15 min

Accessibility by public transport:
metro A (green line) - Staromestska stop
trams 17, 18 - Staromestska or Karlovy lazne stop

Nearest car parking:
Parking Rudolfinum, Alsovo nabrezi 12

Upcoming events

International Festival Bach for all in Prague

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July 2017

The music festival devoted to the compositions of J. S.Bach will take place in July in Prague. His works will be presented by the most renowned Baroque music performers from the Czech Republic and abroad.

Czech Philharmonic in Rudolfinum

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July and August 2017

Chamber concerts of Czech Philharmonic take place in the renowned building Rudolfinum, in the Suk Hall. Members of the Czech Philharmonic will perform for you the baroque music as well as cimbalom, folk and the best of classic tunes.

Organ Festival at St. James Basilica

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August and September 2017

Visit the 22nd edition which welcomes all organ lovers and newbees. St. James Basilica´s Organ from 1705 is the largest organ in Prague and second largest in the Czech Republic. Surely, the best organ concerts in Prague take place here!

International festival Dvorak´s Prague

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September 2017

From the very beginning the main goal of the Dvorak Prague International Music Festival is to promote the good name of Czech culture via the legacy of the works of Antonin Dvorak, his contemporaries, and his pupils.

Summer in Prague

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Let´s have some fun in Prague! We are happy to introduce one of the lighter version of concerts we usually offer. It is the world famous musical Mamma Mia in Czech with English surtitles.

Listen and Dine

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Pairing delicious Czech meal and classical or jazz music.

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Discover and enjoy Prague with excellent guides!

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Offer to precious people in your life the Via Musica Gift Certificate!

Group Discounts

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Are you a group of 10 + people? We offer The Group Discounts!

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