Belvedere Palace is actually a palace complex consisting of Upper Belvedere, Lower Belvedere, Belvedere 21, which is a modern arts museum, Orangerie, Palace stables, Privy Garden and two large gardens and a reflecting pool. Constructions of both lower and upper Belvedere palaces started in early 18th century.
|Location||Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien, 3rd District|
|How to get there||Tram D, Wien Absberggasse, 4 stops from Karlsplatz|
|Ticket Price||from $20, depends on the tour|
|Opening hours||7 days a week, 10:00-18:00 (even on public holidays), Belvedere 21 closed on Mondays|
Upper Belvedere is a large palace with three levels (ground floor and two upper floors) with art exhibits from Klimt, Schiele, Funke, Monet, and van Gogh and covering art periods such as Viennese Biedermeier, Austrian Baroque, Vienna in the 1900s, and French Impressionism.
Many visitors are flocking to the first floor exhibition of Gustav Klimt and its world famous piece, The Kiss. It is totally worth it.
Lower Belvedere is a former residence of Prince Eugene. Opulent life style of Prince Eugene is showcased in Groteskensaal (Hall of the Grotesque), the Marble Gallery and the Golden Room. Treasures from the Middle Ages are exhibited in the Palace Stables. Art exhibitions from various periods are showcased in the palace.
Belvedere 21 is a modern addition to Belvedere complex, and it hosts modern art exhibitions from art, music and fil from both Austrian and international authors.
Belvedere palace is one of the most visited art and museum complexes in Vienna.