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Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace

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Address:
Karlova 2
Praha 1 110 00
Capacity:
100
Type:
Palace
Winter heating:
Yes
Wheelchair access:
No

The late Baroque aristocratic palace is located just by Charles Bridge.

This is the palace where Milos Forman in 1983 filmed parts of his Oscarwinning flm Amadeus, and where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart himself most likely performed.

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 1983, Milos Forman shot some of the scenes of his film Amadeus in this unique Piano Nobile hall.
 

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

Program at this venue for next 30 days

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23/03/2017 19:00 Where Milos FORMAN filmed AMADEUS Buy
25/03/2017 19:00 Where Milos FORMAN filmed AMADEUS Buy
28/03/2017 19:00 Where Milos FORMAN filmed AMADEUS Buy
30/03/2017 19:00 Where Milos FORMAN filmed AMADEUS Buy

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