The Prague Castle Gallery
Located in the North wing in the second courtyard of the castle, the Prague Castle Picture Gallery displays some beautiful European paintings from the 16th to the 18th century.
You will particularly appreciate the Mannerist painting by painters of the court of Rudolph by Hans van Aachen, or Bartholomeus Spranger, enchanting collection of 16th century Flemish painters, and many Italian works, in particular from the School of Venice. Among more than one hundred unique paintings the biggest masterpieces include The Young Woman at Her Toilet by Titian, the dramatic Passion by Tintoret, a portrait of Jakob König by Veronese, early Rubens paintings, and many others.
The collection was put together at the turn of 16th century by the Emperor Rudolph II of Habsburg, passionate collector and great patron of the arts. Unfortunately, this greatest art collection in Europe incurred considerable losses during the Thirty Year War. Today, the collection is completed by Rudolph’s successors, and can compare favourably with the most significant European art collections. This permanent exhibition is open to visitors through the whole year.