International collection with its own remarkable history
The oldest set of the Picture Gallery Collection dates back to 1583 when Emperor Rudolph II moved to the Prague Castle. Rudolph’s II collection was renowned for its incredibly high quality all around the world. He also brought the great artists of that time such as Spranger, von Aachen or de Vries to the Prague court. After Rudolph’s death original collection has reduced during the centuries but was refilled by new acquisitions. Today you can admire the artworks from Rubens, Tintoretto, Tizian, Guido Reni or Bassano. Picture Gallery was completely restored by world known designer Bořek Šípek during Václav Havel’s presidential mandate.
Experience the Prague art walks with an expert.