Liechtenstein Palace in Prague opens to the public this weekend

Liechtenstein Palace in Prague opens to the public this weekend

From August 7 to 8, you can participate in guided tours and marvel at the interiors of the palace

This weekend, residents and tourists to the Czech Republic will have the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful buildings in Prague: the Liechtenstein Palace. Although this palace is generally banned, the government office of the Czech Republic will open it to the public on August 7 and 8. The government’s action is part of its participation in the Open Doors Festival, which aims to open inaccessible buildings to citizens and tourists.

What can visitors experience?

According to the government website, the Liechtenstein Palace dates from 1555. Although it has had several owners over the years, the palace became the property of the Municipality of Prague in 1897. Today it is used by government for various official purposes and events. Thus, the public will be able to see and browse the halls and halls that are currently used for conferences, state delegations and protocol events.

In developing this, the government revealed that many influential people have stayed and / or visited the Palace in Liechtenstein. Some of them include King Juan Carlos of Spain and Queen Sofia, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, as well as Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.

In addition to this, visitors will be able to see an exhibition of gifts and donations received by Prime Minister Andrej Babiš. The objects to be exhibited were accumulated by Babiš during his tenure and during his visits to other countries. As such, the collection keeps growing and expanding.

Guided tours

Visitors will have the chance to learn about the history of the palace, its remarkable interiors and the great exhibition of gifts and gifts through guided tours this weekend. These tours will start at 10 a.m. and end at 6 p.m., with the last tour starting at 5 p.m.

It is important to stress that visitors should wear masks and follow the safety guidelines currently in place to prevent the spread of COVID. In addition, there will be a limit of 20 people per visit.

Berta D. Wells