Palace Profile: The Belvedere Palaces

  January 7, 2018 at 4:00 am by

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Lower Belvedere looking across the Belvedere Gardens towards Upper Belvedere

Location: Vienna, Republic of Austria
Built: 1712-1716 (Lower Belvedere); 1717-1723 (Upper Belvedere); 1945-1953 (renovation and restoration)
Architect: Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt
Commissioned By: Prince Eugene of Savoy
Style: Baroque
On The Palace Grounds: The Belvedere Gardens, Orangery and Palace Stables
Current Owner: The Austrian State
Current Use: Österreichische Galerie Belvedere (Art Gallery and Museum)
Fun Fact: The treaty declaring Austrian Independence at the conclusion of World War Two was signed in the Upper Belvedere’s Marble Chamber

A full list of Palace Profiles can be found here.

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