"Belvedere" Belvedere Palace & Gardens Tip by margaretvn

Belvedere Palace & Gardens, Vienna: 182 reviews and 355 photos

by margaretvn

This is a really lovely museum, it was built as the summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy. He was the military commander who helped conquer the Turks in !683. The Belvedere actually consists of two palaces which are linked by a lovely formal garden. When we were there last time (october 2003) the gardens were not in flower but they are lovely to wander through.
The palace was built by Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt, he became the court architect in 1700, he also designed Shconborn Palace and the Kinsky palace.
I really wanted to go to the Upper Belvedere to see the Gustav Klimt collection - and i was not disappointed the works are wonderful (even through the Judith I was away on tour!!!) The whole collection is wonderful though.

Address: Prinz Eugen Strasse 27
Directions: go with tram 71 and get off at the Rennweg and walk through the gardens to the museum.
Phone: +43 1 79557134
Website: http://www.belvedere.at/en

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 11, 2003
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