Belvedere: World-Class Art in an Aristocratic Utopia
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Vienna
- Product code: VNA-Belvedere
Our Belvedere tour helps you take in an architectural marvel. Your expert historian guide leads you through the lavish summer palace and gardens of Prince Eugene of Savoy, one of the most successful military commanders of all time. The palace and grounds are at once a masterstroke of Baroque landscaping and design, and a testimony to Eugene’s patronage of the arts, which continued beyond his death when the Belvedere became one of the first public museums in the world. Today, the Belvedere Museum exhibits a world-class art collection from the Middle Ages to the present day, featuring modern masterpieces from Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, and Vincent van Gogh.
*Explore the formal gardens, the great water basin, and the tiered water fountains filled with statues of nymphs, goddesses, gods, and heroes.
*Take in the Belvedere Palace and grounds and learn why it stands among the most significant constructions of the Baroque.
*Visit the Belvedere Museum and discover its world-class collection, with the exhibition highlights introduced by your expert guide, an art and architecture historian.