"Unique Klimt collection" Belvedere Palace & Gardens Tip by colin_bramso

Belvedere Palace & Gardens, Vienna: 180 reviews and 345 photos

  Lower Belvedere & gardens
by colin_bramso
  • Lower Belvedere & gardens - Vienna
      Lower Belvedere & gardens
    by colin_bramso
  • Klimt. The Kiss - Vienna
      Klimt. The Kiss
    by colin_bramso

Belvedere is worth a visit just to see the architecture and the gardens, Lower Belvedere being separated from Upper Belvedere by a very large formal garden. But also the collection of Gustav Klimt original paintings was a must-see for me.

I must say I was disappointed in the way the artwork is displayed though, certainly they're not shown in the most effective way. Ordinary glass, not non-reflective, is used on many of the paintings, so you see more reflection than painting. A Monet original (painter of light) is hung between two windows, so the light flooding in from them makes it very difficult to see the painting.

However, to see the originals of world famous paintings such as The Kiss and Judith makes the visit well worthwhile.

Address: Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27
Directions: Between Schweizergarten & Schwarzenbergplatz
Phone: +43 1 79557134
Website: http://www.belvedere.at/en

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 3, 2013
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